Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Set of 3 Nesting Gift Bags

Hi Everyone,

Today I am trying to use up my stash and make stock for my craft fairs.  I've made a set of three gift bags that can nest inside each other until you are ready to use them.  I hope that you like them and will give them a try. I have used designer series paper (retired) but any will do, you can make them all in the same, or in different patterns, its up to you.

Video tutorial over on my YouTube channel:



1 piece of dsp 6" x 12", 1 piece of dsp 4 1/4" x 9" and 1 piece of dsp 2 3/4" x 6"
Tear and tape
3 library clips
Scraps of gold foil and basic black card stock
Painted label dies
Die cutting machine
Gold embossing powder
Heat tool
Embossing buddy
Versamark ink
Love what you do stamp set
Varied vases stamp set
Floral frames stamp set
1" circle punch
1 3/8" scalloped circle punch
1 1/2" circle punch
2" circle punch
Multipurpose adhesive


Each bag is made in exactly the same way, so score at:

Large - 1 7/8", 5 7/8", 7 3/4" and 11 3/4" on the long side and then turn 90 degrees and score at 1 7/8"

Medium - 1 1/4", 4 1/4", 5 1/2" and 8 1/2" on the long side and then turn 90 degrees and score at 1 1/4"

Small - 3/4", 2 3/4", 3 1/2" and 5 1/2" on the long side and then turn 90 degrees and score at 3/4"

Cut up from the bottom to the horizontal score line to release all the tabs and remove the small skinny rectangle at the end.  

Add tear and tape to the long tab above the one you have just removed and join the two sides of the bag together.  Stand the bag on its end and fold the two side flaps in and then the back one and add tear and tape to the front one and secure to make the bag.  Pinch in the sides at the top to close and add the library clip to keep it closed.

Die cut the two swirls from the painted label dies and punch out the scalloped circle for the smallest bag.

Stamp the sentiments onto the basic black card stock using Versamark ink after you have rubbed the embossing buddy over the card to removes any static or finger marks.

Sprinkle with the embossing powder and then heat set and watch the magic happen. I love watching embossing powder turn shiny!

Punch out the embossed sentiments with the circle punches and glue them to the foil elements.   Add dimensionals to the back and adhere to the front of the bags.

A quick and easy project to make multiple gift bags which can be stored inside each other until you are ready to use them, great for craft fairs and they won't take up too much storage space in between events.

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Happy Crafting,

Karen XX

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  1. What a brilliant project - they will sell well I'm sure - thanks for sharing and hope you are well xx