Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gift Card Topper Bag Tutorial

Today I am going to show you how to create a bag that is just the perfect size to hold a gift card.
I am using papers from Echo Park's Life Is Good collection.

To create the Gift Card Topper Bag, start with a sheet of double sided cardstock and cut it to 8 1/2" x 6". Cut a topper piece that is 3" x 1 1/2" and use a border punch on one of the 3" sides.

Score the 8 1/2" x 6" sheet 4 1/2" from each side of the paper, and fold it at the creases so it looks like this:

{You will need to create some diagonal folds yourself or with a bone folder to get it to fold in at the corners.}

Adhere the flaps down so that it looks like this:

You will see as you bring the sides together that a box bottom is taking shape.

Put some adhesive on the pieces that will hold the front and back to the box bottom to keep your bag sturdy.

Adhere the topper along the top edge of one of the sides. Fold it over the other flap so that the border punch is showing on the front. I punched two holes in the top and tied it together with some twine from The Twinery. Embellish it however you'd like and there you have your Gift Card Topper Bag!

If you make one of these, please send the link so I can check it out...I'd love to see what you create!

Gift Card Topper Bag Supplies:
Papers: Echo Park {Life Is Good: Journal Cards, Seeing Spots, Floral Dress, Happy Borders}
Twine: The Twinery {Pink Sorbet}
Pen: Sakura {Pigma Micron 05: Dark Brown}