Saturday, December 12, 2015

Handmade Christmas Bag

one side of bag
Howdy Crafters - I created my own paper bag from a sheet of computer paper. I glued a piece of recycled cardboard in the bottom of my bag for stability and glued 2 strips of white cardstock to reinforce the top of the bag. I attempted to redo the measurements since I was making a smaller bag, but had a few errors that I had to correct by adding additional paper to the side - therefore a sheet of computer paper would make a bit smaller bag as far as the width.
My inspiration came from viewing these instructions: click HERE .
If I get my measurements as I like them I will post those in the future - [HAVE them now Dec 12 - click HERE ]or possibly I will find a video showing how to create this bag with one sheet of computer paper. [I may stay with what I came up with and just add the extra strip of computer paper to the side as I like this bag.]
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Gail ~

White homemade gift bag - sheet of computer paper plus some extra
Glue and glue gun
Jude Cording for handles
Scraps of white cardstock to reinforce handle area - Crop-a-dile punch
Cardboard recycled for bottom of bag
Sweet and Sassy die and stamp set - coffee cup, steam, a latte sentiment
other side of bag
Rangers black archival ink and Powderpuff chalking ink Mocha Mama
MFP Merry Christmas Sentiment Stamp - Rangers Black Archival Ink
 Christmas cardstock stripes
Bugaboo Joy Penguin Digital Stamp - Little Stackers Oval Die
Spectrum Noir and Micron Ink Pen Markers for coloring
Clear Dollar Stamps Present Stamps - Spectrum Noir Red Marker 

It would be an honor to share with these challenges:
Jan 6 Not Just Cards AG UE
Jan 2  Sweet Stamps AG UE

Jan 2 Catch the Bug - Penguins Parade #1
Dec 30 Just Keep on Creating AG UE
Dec 30 CHNC Extra December UE AG
Dec 20 Crafting Desert Diva Linky Party Christmas UE
Dec 19 Sweet Stamps Anything but a Card UE 
Dec 24 Marys Cardz TV - 3D challenge - Christmas Gift Bag or box #2
Dec 17 QKR Stampede Snow Scene #3
Dec 30 CHN Patterned Paper UE
Dec 18 CHNC Weekly Christmas UE

Dec 17 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Challenge UE
Dec 18 Sweet Stampin Christmas Presents #1 


  1. Can't tell if this is one bag or two, but either way, the bags are wonderful, Gail! Happy Holidays!

  2. You have upscaled this bag perfectly! What a fun bag to give a special someone something! Happy Holidays!

  3. lovely Handbag
    you are so creative
    the second one is so cutee
    visit my shop I have a freebie today

  4. Wonderfully made, Gail! I should try this! Thank you!

  5. What a brilliant idea to make your own bag! And especially when it turns out this cute! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  6. Great christmas bag love it . Thanks for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Diva's challenge.

  7. Love your bags, great idea for gifts.

  8. Wow, how awesome is your gift bag! Looks GREAT.

  9. Really good idea! I like it a lot! :)

  10. Adorable bag. I keep forgetting about decorating my bags. Thanks for the reminder

  11. Fantastic! I was thinking about decorating bags... but... I could make my own! Really cute bags!

  12. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with idea and very affordable using computer paper.

  13. Really great idea! Love this sweet coffee gift bag. Clever! Bev

  14. Fab gift bag...beginning to wish I'd made some of these! Will def try harder next year! THanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  15. Love your bags - how creative and perfect for gift giving!

  16. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with more of your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  17. Great idea for a holiday treat bag!
    Holiday Hugs,

  18. Such an adorable gift bag! Happy Holidays!

  19. Oh I love seeing more idea of gift bags! Yours is trully sweet and beautiful. Love how you embellished your gift bag :)

  20. Happy Holidays from the Bugaboo Stamps Design Team!
    Thank you for being a Bugaboo follower this year!
    We look forward to seeing you in the new year!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  21. This handmade Christmas bag looks great, love it.Thanks so much for sharing your project at Anything goes December link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  22. Fabulous project. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafty Hazel Nuts this month.
    All the best for 2016!
    Fiona DT xx


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