Friday 12 September 2014

Gift bag project from 12 x 12 paper - using Trimcraft Bella Rose papers

 This is a tutorial on how to make a little gift bag from 12 x 12 designer papers.

I've used the beautiful Trimcraft Bella Rose 12 x 12 paper pad.

You'll need;
Trimcraft Bella Rose 12 x 12 paper pad
Trimcraft Bella Rose 6x6 paper pad
Dovecraft Back to Basics 111 Paper Blossoms
Dovecraft Back to Basics 111 Shaped Buttons
Dovecraft  It's a Girl Ribbon
Dovecraft Perma Fix Tape
Dovecraft Super Value Crafters Glue

How to make it

 I made this template to show the score lines and cut lines.

1. Score and fold the piece of paper equally into three on all sides. Then cut off the corners from fold to fold.
This is the inside of the bag.

2.Score and fold from each corner of the centre square to the centre of each of the 4 outside edges as shown

3. On two opposite outside squares, find the centre point, score from this point to both corners of the centre square and also to the centre point on the outside edge of the same square.

4. Turn the "bag" over to expose the outside and add double sided tape as shown.

5. Use this tape to attach the sides of the bag together.


6. Cut a piece of paper from the 6x6 pad measuring 8cm x 9cm and score at 2.5cm on the 8cm side.

7. Add double sided tape to the inside narrow flap.

8. Attach to the top back of the bag.

9. Add a length of ribbon along the bottom of the flap with double sided tape , then glue flowers and button to the centre just below where the bottom of the flap would fit.

10. Make two holes 2cm in from the outside edge of the flap.

11. Thread a length of ribbon through the holes and glue the ends on the inside.


  1. lovely design and fantastic photos and instructions. Thank you so much for sharing. Will have to give it a go myself :-)

  2. Super little bag Ruth, and thank you for the tute showing us how to make one of our own..


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