I used my Designer Series Paper and cardstock to make these gift bags. They are easy to make and are an attractive way to present any gift. Below I am listing the directions, cutting and scoring deminsions for the different size bags. This an excellent way to use up your Designer Series Paper and catdstock.





To make a bag that measures;

  1. 7-1/2″ tall x 8″ across front and back x 3″  wide you will need
  • Two 12″ x 12″ pieces of Designer Series Paper or solid cardstock.
  • To botth sheets score at 3″ on three sides.
  • To both sheets score at 1-1/2″ on the fourth side which will now become the top of you bag. If your DSP is directional be mindful which side you choose as the top.
  • Fold on all score lines. With your bone folder # 102300 crisp all fold lines.
  • First you will want to create the brim of your bag. So the part that is the top of the bag is the side you scored at 1-1/2 “. Place adhesive on that part and fold down onto what will be the sides of the bag that you look at. You will want to crisp the score lines again so finishing the sides of the bag will be easier.
  • This is where I punch the holes for my ribbons (that will be the handles). I do so by placing the top ends of both the panels on top of each other. Then with either a hole punch or crockadile I punch the holes where I think they should be. By making the holes this way I can be sure the holes are the same length from the sides.
  • With the side you have designated at the top facing upward you will use your scissors to cut tabs at the bottom of each panel. With the bottom facing downward and begining at the right side of the cardstock or DSP find the first vertical score line. Cut up that score line to the first horizontal score line.
  • Now by placing your scissors on the edge of the right side of the bottom of your cardstock cut  right to left, along the first horisontal score line. You will have just cut off a 3″ square.
  • Repeat same procedure to cut off a 3″ square on the bottom left corner.
  • With the second panel you will repeat folding and crisping score lines.
  • At the bottom of this panel find the first vertical score line on the right hand side.
  • Cut upward along the vertical score line to the first horizonal scoreline. You have just creadted a tab.
  • Repeat this step on the left hand side.
  • Now to finish up the cutting just miter the tabs.
  • Place the panel that you cut off the squares, on your craft table with remaining rectangle facing to the right.
  • Place the bottom of the panel with the tabs flush up against the other panel you have just laid out. So both of the large rectangles should be laying flush up against each other.
  • Now fold the rectangle on the panel that dosen’t have the tabs over so you can place your adhesive on that rectangle.
  • Then lay the rectangle with glue on top of the rectangle with out glue that has the tabs. You have just joined the two panels.
  • Then fold the tabs inward and place your adhesive on the tabs.
  • Now fold up the panel you just adhered to the other and adher the tabs to the side of that panel
  • Repeat on other side.
  • Now ahere th the other side of your bag the very same way.
  • Now you have created your bag.
  • Now cut your corredsponding ribbon. I usually say start wit two pieces of ribbon that is 17″ long. Yo can always shorten it if need be.
  • Now thread ea end of the ribbon in one of the holes. once the ribbon is through the hole tie a knot on the end of the rribbon. this will keep the ribbon from pulling out the hole. Honestly I also secure the end of the ribbon just above thhe knot to the inside of the bag with a small piece of scotch tape. Of course the tape idea is optiona.
  • Decorate your bage and place tissue inside for a finishing touch.

All the diferent sizes of the bags are made in the same way. Only different measurements.

2. A  bag that measures 8-1/2″ x 5″ x 2-1/2″  when finished you will need

  • Two 10″ x 10″ pieces of DSP or solid cardstock.
  • Score 2-1/2″ on three sides.
  • Score at 1-1/4 on fourthside (top).

3. A bag that measure 4″ x 4-3/4″ x 2″ when finished .

  • will require two 8″ x 8″ sheets of DSP or cardstock.
  • Score at 3″ on all three sides.
  • Score at 1″ on forth side which will be the top.

4. To make a bag that measures 3″x 3-3/4″ x 1-1/2″ when finished you will need

  • Two pieces of 6″ x 6″ DSP or cardstock
  • Score at 1-1/2″ on three sides.
  • Score at 3/4″ on one side (will be the top of bag).

5. To create a bag that when finished measures 2″ x 2-1/2″ x 1″.

  • Two pieces of 4″ x 4″ DSP or cardsock.
  • Score 1″ on three sides.
  • Score at 1/2″ on fourth side (top).

You can add a tag to you bag and insert your gift. Now you can present your gift in a grrat way.