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 ~

Recipe
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 

30 comments:

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

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

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  3. lovely Handbag
    you are so creative
    the second one is so cutee
    visit my shop I have a freebie today
    http://monikalittleshop.blogspot.de/2015/12/freebie-for-2-days-only-today-12-and-13.html

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

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  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!

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

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  7. Love your bags, great idea for gifts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.
    Chris
    x

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

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

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

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  18. Such an adorable gift bag! Happy Holidays!

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

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  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!
    Min

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  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

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

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It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~