Monday, 20 April 2020

Ornate Garden Gift Bag

Hi Everyone,

Today I am showing off some of our new Ornate Garden designer series paper which is available to buy now as a pre-order from the new annual catalogue. My original inspiration for this little bag came from Linda Parker (Papercrafting With Crafty on YouTube).

There is a video tutorial for this project, just click on the link below:


1 piece of card stock 6" z 11 3/4" (I've used old olive)
1 piece of designer series paper 3 3/4" x 11"
Scraps of gold foil, old olive and whisper white
Painted labels dies
Die cutting machine
Leaf Punch
2" circle punch
Paper snips
Multipurpose adhesive
Old olive ink
Memento black ink
Tear and Tape


On the long side, score the card stock at 1 3/4", 5 1/2", 7 1/4" and 11". Then make a mark at 7/8" and 6 3/8". Turn on the short side and score at 1 3/4".

In the panels where you have made a notch, join the notch to the two bottom corners of that panel with a diagonal score line to make a triangle within the panel.

Cut up the vertical score lines to the horizontal one and remove the skinny rectangle at the end and notch the bottom of the tab above it, this is the tab to join the bag together. Fold and burnish all the score lines, including the diagonal ones.

Turn the card over and add tear and tape to the edge of the end panel which has the diagonal score lines and then fold this over to meet the tab and secure bag together at the sides.  Turn the bag upside down and bring in the two side tabs, fold the back tab in and then add tear and tape to the underside of the front tab and secure the bottom of the bag.

Stand it the right way up and pinch the sides together and the bag is complete.

Lay the dsp against the front of the bag with a 1" overlap which will fold under the bottom of the bag, pinch this fold together gently (don't burnish with the bone folder, do it with your fingers so as not to rip the dsp). Lay the dsp against the bag again with the fold underneath and now fold over the top of the bag and pinch again and fold.  Then pinch and fold at the other side at the bottom so that the pieces join to make the sleeve.  Add a strip of tear and tape to one of the bottom pieces and join together, make sure that the sleeve slides on and off the box easily.

Die cut the swirl from the Painted Label dies in the gold foil and punch out a set of leaves with the leaf punch.

Stamp two poppies from the Peaceful Poppies stamp set and either die cut them out or fussy cut them.  To give them some depth, cut around the edges of each petal towards the centre of the flower and twist each one with your fingers or some tweezers, this just gives it an added bit of depth.  Lay one flower on top of the other and glue them together.  Add the leaves to the back with a dimensional.

Stamp a sentiment on the scrap of whisper white and punch out with the circle punch and glue to the centre of the swirl.  Add the swirl to the front of the bag with dimensionals and then add the flower to the bag just below the swirl.

I hope you like this project and will give it a try.  I also tried it with daisies and layered circles but I prefer the poppy version.

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Happy Crafting,

Karen XX

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  1. This is beautiful, gorgeous make Karen xx

  2. Loved the video Karen and I think both are gorgeous. Keep well x