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Handbag Gift Bag

Dear Crafters,

On Monday I shared a fancy fold card using the delightful, Candy Cane Lane DSP and Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.

Today, I have a Handbag made purely from paper to place that lovely card into, in the same Designer Series Paper!


and here you can see the card inside!


How did I create this bag?  Start by making the base using a piece of cardstock 8″ x 5″. Score on each edge at 1″. At each corner on the long edges, cut up to the first score line. Using a bone folder, burnish the score lines, then stick the base together to create a box.

Next, I simply started with a 12″ x 12″ piece of DSP, cut in half so you have two 6″ x 12″ and join them together so you have one long piece. Cut this down to 18 1/2″. Add Tear and Tape along the long edge and down one side. Fold it around the base and join together to create the central part of the bag.

The handles are 1″ strip cut from the longer side of an A4 sheet. Score down the centre lengthwise leaving 1.5″ from both ends. Place a piece of tear & tape along one inside edge only to the score lines and fold together. I also used another strip of cardstock of 1″ to place around the top of the bag to make it more sturdy, but that is optional. To finish, I glued some pom pom trim around the top.


What do you think of this project?

Products Used:

Cardstock: Real Red, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Other: Trimmer, Simply Scored, Tear & Tape, Paper Snips, Real Red Pom Pom Trim

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