Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Doily Bags

I spent a while getting some doily shapes cut out for use when I "got around to it" and had a look to see what new things I could make with them. I realised they were just the ideal size to make cute little bags - even better when you can use the matching doily shape and strip punch for a handle :)

I've threaded some fine gold ribbon through the doily strip on the handle this time

For the little bags in this post I've used the Tonic Studios Butterfly Square Die with the Butterfly Strip punch and the Doily Circle die with the matching Doily Strip punch
The stamps are Peony, Fuchsia and  Rose from the Pick of the Bunch set also by Tonic Studios
All adhesives used in the project are from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Here's how I made the bag but you could use any combination of these doily dies and punches with any stamp for decoration...have a go!

1. Die cut 2 Doily shapes

2. Cut a strip of card 15cm x 6cm and score at 1.5cm and 4.5cm (lengthwise)
Snip the card into the centre at 5cm and 10cm

3. Score across the middle at 5cm and 10cm

4a...Use the small Dodz to stick the little box corners together.

4b. Close up

5. Use the Crafty Power Tape around the sides of the "box"

6. Fix one side of the box to the doily die

7. Then attach the other.

8. Punch a handle using the Butterfly strip punch.

9. Use E-Z Dots (Mini Perrnanent) to attach the handle to the bag.

10. Ready to decorate


  1. What a great idea Ruth and such cute little bags, thanks for sharing. Romayne xx (DC)

  2. These look absolutely beautiful Ruth, you are a clever one. Teresa xx

  3. Wow Ruth, these look just gorgeous! HUgs Frea

  4. You do such imaginative things with punches Ruth, I'm always in awe of your ideas.

    B x

  5. WOW! Love these Ruth, really do come up with fab ideas, thanks for sharing.
    Wendy xx

  6. Ruth, thank you for sharing these brilliant little bags. So dainty..I might try may hand at these, with different dies of course. Hugs, Ursula

  7. These are super x Rachel

  8. These are gorgeous Ruth. So pretty and delicate.
    Thanks for a great tutorial

    Hugs Sue


  9. Super idea as always, it's all that North Coastal fresh!!! Chris Lee

  10. Easy peasy when you know how, yu are clever at thinking up these ideas

  11. Ruth, what a lovely idea. I think at thios time of year they would be lovely for small gifts etc. I will definately give them a go. Yours are really wonderful and made to perfection. Hugs Rita xx

  12. Gorgeous hun...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  13. These are gorgeous, Ruth, so pretty! Great tutorial too. I'll certainly be trying them.

  14. wow these are gorgeous pretty and delicate ;D

    xx coops xx

  15. Wow Ruth these are fabulous ,excellent tutorial x

  16. What a great idea Ruth and fantastic tutorial. I really like the circle shaped bag.

  17. You are clever with your punches and dies! Super wee baskets xx

  18. Thank you for the tutorial! The tree creations are something else!!!!!
    Love the bright white and the punch border,while the flowers are so, so delicate !!!! xoxo

  19. Wow fantastic Ruth...I didn't realise that tonic also made dies :)
    these baskets are fabulous and would be perfect for Easter filled with yummy eggs :) thanks for inspiration sweetie

    RE comment on my blog

    I love my pencils but when i was on CC DT i was using Species and forgot just how good the pencils are. I always use pencils for digis too as my ink always smudges with Alch markers.

    Ali x

  20. hi Ruth :) I just found your blog through Joy's blog and loving your beautiful cards and creations, I must checkout these new dies from Tonic.
    I live in Co Antrim too :)


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