Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Paper Bag Card Tutorial

Supplies: Lil Craft Sacs (Wal-Mart), Crop-a-dile, tape runner, Centering Ruler, Merry Wishes Soar With It Paper Collection, Red Bazzill Papers, Green Bazzill Papers, Whimsical Greetings stamp set, Fun Filled Holidays stamp set, Mini Round Tab Punch, Paper Piercer, Ribbon, Eyelets, Snowflake Brad.

Start by laying your paper bag out with the bottom of the bag facing upward and on your left.

Run your tape runner along the edges of the paper bag and then fold it in half. This forms the body of your card.

Your card will now look like this...

Cut a piece of paterned paper to adhere to the front of your card. Since there are many different sizes of bags on the market, just measure the front to see what size you need.

I used my centering ruler to determine where to place my eyelets. I marked one at the top and one at the bottom using a pen.

Once you have the spots where you want your eyelets to be set, punch the holes and set an eyelet in each hole using the Crop-a-dile. If you don't have a Crop-a-dile, you can use whatever eyelet setting tool you have.

With the eyelets set in place, you can now run your ribbon through the holes and tie a bow as shown.

Continue to decorate the front of the card. I used the letter "B" from the Merry Wishes paper pack and layered it onto the dark red, and dark green from the Bazzill paper packs. I stamped "Merry" in the bottom right corner. You can decorate the front of yours however you wish!

Now you will also want to cut a piece of cardstock to go inside the paper bag. Again, since the bag sizes will vary, just cut it slightly smaller than the size of the bag. In this case, since I set eyelets on the left side I only measured up to the eyelets since the card will only slide in up to there.

Stamp your sentiment on the inside and adhere a tab to the side of the card. I used the Mini Round tab punch to make mine. I pierced a hole in the center of the tab with the paper piercer and attached a snowflake brad to it.

Now just slide the card into your paper bag!

Here is a picture of the completed card. The tab sticks out on the right so that your recipient can clearly see to pull the inner card out.

Making these is so much fun, and just imagine how fun they are to receive! What I have shown you here is just one. Play around with the different sizes and colors of bags that are out there and you will be amazed at what you can come up with.



Sue McGettigan said...

Love this very cute card design - so cool!

Flossie's Follies said...

These are so cute and love yours, thanks for the tutorial, it is on my to do list.

Dawn said...

Love this, It's really cool!!

Rein said...

This is great, thanks for sharing!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Very cute card! Love it!

Godelieve said...

Thanks for this tutorial!

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

Just read through your tutorial and what a fab idea, must give it a go. Thanks for showing me how.

Hugs Ali x