Today’s project is a fun gift bag. It starts as a 12″ x 12″ piece of paper, and is folded into a bag shape. These have been around for a bit, and I sized this one to fit a 3-pack of K-cups and a little treat. The difference comes when we cut a coordinating 6″ x 6″ piece of designer series paper or card stock diagonally and use it for a handle.
What a beautiful packaging to give to someone you love, perhaps with a Keurig 3=pack of their favorite coffees or cocoas, and a tasty treat as well? The size of the box is 6″ by 2″, and the compartment is ~4″ tall. You could fit many different gifts in one of these lovely bags.
Start with a 12″ x 12″ piece of paper, if there is a pattern that runs in one direction, score with that side up first at 3″ and 9″. Turn it 90 degrees, and score at 4 7/8″ and 7 1/8″. Fold and burnish the score lines. With the 3″ and 9″ score lines running vertically, fold each edge to the center. Pivot the closer horizontal fold line out to the edge, and line it up with the corresponding outside fold. This is hard to describe, but much easier when you see the video. Do this “pivot” for each corner.
Next, take the 6″ by 6″ piece of paper or card stock, and cut it in half diagonally. Score a line parallel to, and 1″ from, the diagonal. I did this on the trimmer, by lining the diagonal line on the 1″ mark. Now, placing the diagonal along the top edge of the trimmer, place the “point” (the right angle of the triangle) on the 3″ line, which will put one of the acute angles of the triangle about 1″ish past the scoring track, and score. Flip the triangle horizontally, and score the other acute angle while keeping the right angle on the 3″ line. Clear as mud? It is definitely easier and quicker to watch the video.
Glue the and of the bag to one of the handles by lining it up to the 1″ score line, and centering between the other two score lines. Repeat with the other triangle. I rounded the top angle of the handle using a 1 1/4″ circle punch, then holding the handles together, punched a 1 1/4″ circle in the center of the handle, as far down as the punch would go.
The 3-pack of K-cups fits perfectly, and I topped it off with some Pfeffernusse cookies tied in a bag. I used candy canes for the hot chocolate. Then, I punched a 1/8″ hole, about 1″ in from each side right above the score line, threaded a ribbon through, and tied a bow. I left the tails long for a beautiful effect.
I hope you enjoy this project! And, until we meet again, I hope your days are blessed. ~Darby
- Supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted.
- DSP: Be Merry, Merry Little Christmas, Bundle of Love
- Card stock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil, cherry cobbler
- Ink: cherry cobbler, garden green, old olive, versamark
- Ribbon: Garden Green satin striped, Old Olive mini-chevron, Gold Metallic Edged
- Stamps: Good Tidings, Tags & Trimmings
- Dies: Layering Scallops, Stitched Shapes
- Other: Foil Snowflakes, gold embossing powder