Super simple bags

(blogging by Bek)

You might have seen these before, but I had a go at making some and was delighted with how easy they were to make, and how absolutely delightful they looked when they were finished.

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I made a whole bunch of them, filled with some slice, a mini jar of jam and a little notebook, to give to my lectures and the support staff at uni for a ‘going away’ gift and received lots of comments on how pretty they looked!

This one is made from some of the Tea for Two paper from the Seasonal catalogue before the current one, and that is pretty much all you need! No scissors, no glue (just something to make a couple of holes and some ribbon to tie it up!)

It uses a 12×12 piece of paper, and to start just mark half way (6 in) on two opposite side, then fold the edges into the middle.

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Next (because I didn’t even have a ruler) I measured halfway on the long side, then about three centimetres from either side of the centre point. If you’ve got one of those super useful scoring tools, it would be about the 5 inch and 7 inch mark.

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The fold those points over-

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Once you have them folded nice and sharp, it’s time to make the sides

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Now this one is a little tricky to get the hang of, but easy once you know how- take the point of your crease line and bring it down to the edge of the card, to create a triangular fold.

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Once you’ve done that to all the corners, simply fold them all up to make a little boxy base!

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And you’re done!

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And there you have it, the cutest, easiest little gift bag ever!

You can find more specific directions here (as well as a video that explains the corner fold) (where I learned how to make it)

Or if you’d like to try to make it with some more comprehensive photos, try here

Happy Stampin’

Bek

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