Thursday, December 1, 2016

Be Merry Gift Bag

Hello everyone, Bridget here for this months Design Team blog post. Well, my first question is WHERE has 2016 gone? My second is, are you ready for Christmas? I am not..yet but decided to make this gift bag to kick start off my silly season. 

I used a few sheets of the Be Merry Classic papers from the 12x12 pad, some items from the ephemera pack and some of the beautiful silver flowers from the range.

Right, let's jump right into it..

Take 2 sheets of the same 12x12 paper from the Be Merry Classic paper pad

Trim away the top strip

Score 2” from the top and then at 3” from the outside edge of the remaining 3 sides.

Fold over the 2” strip and apply some tape runner underneath to hold the flap down

Fold all 3 remaining sides to get a nice crease. Cut away the 3”x3” squares at the bottom of one of your pieces. On the other piece use your scissors to cut a line from the bottom of the paper to where the horizontal 3” score line meets.

Apply glue to the 2 flaps you have created and stick them down to create the one side of your gift back. Glue the bottom flap from the other piece to the inside of this half of your gift bag. 
Apply some wet glue to each of the 2 sides on one of the pieces and glue the sides together.

Once the base of your bag is assembled punch 2 small holes for the ribbon handles.
In the Ephemera pack you will find the star I have used as a gift tag. Punch a hole in it. 

Cut 2 pieces of matching ribbon, each piece needs to be 12” long.
Feed the ribbon through the tag then through the holes in the gift bag, making knots on either sides to secure.

For the Christmas tree, cut 4 pieces of patterned paper of your choice. 6cm, 8cm, 10cm & 12cm.
Fold the patterned paper as per the photo below. Once you have it in a Triangle shape fold two of the sides towards the centre. 

Glue each layer inside the previous one, starting from the smallest layer to the largest, allowing equal spacing between each layer.

Under the tree I have created a small “pot” out of paper for the tree to stand in and have added the Merry Christmas tag from the Ephemera pack. Adhere to the gift bag using 3D foam tape. I added some of the silver bouquets to the top of the tree to act as the star.

 Thank you so much for looking..hope you all have a great crafting day. Hugs, Bridget

Products Used:
CO724911 Be Merry Classic 12x12 pad
CO724913 Be Merry Ephemera
CO724918 Gold & Silver Bouquets

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