Make It Monday | Square Bottomed Gift Bag

Make It Monday

Hello! Welcome to this weeks Make It Monday!
A few weeks ago I attended a Crafty Retreat with 40 of my Stampin’ Sisters, and the next few Make It Mondays are things that have been inspired by project from that weekend. This particular project was inspired by a Swap I received from the lovely Jane Carroll.

Make It Monday Square bottomed gift bag candles chocolate lipstick using A Whole Lot of Lovely from Stampin' Up!

This fun mini gift bag starts off as a pretty standard bag, the trick is in the closing….. Instead of pinching the top, or punching a hole and threading some ribbon, the box is flattened. I have kept it closed with a staple, but you could us a clip or ribbon.


Designer Series Paper – 5 1/2 x 6″ (14 x 15.5 cm)

Score on the short side at: 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4 and 5″ (3, 6, 9 and 12 cm)

Score on the long side at: 1 1/4″ (3 cm)

Make It Monday Square bottomed gift bag candles chocolate lipstick using A Whole Lot of Lovely from Stampin' Up!

The Designer Series Paper for the black bag is from A Whole Lot of Lovely, while the white one is Naturally Eclectic. The sentiment is taken from Lovely Inside and Out.

My favourite part of this bag though has to be those cute paper bows. They are super easy to create using the Bow Builder Punch; check the video for how I put them together. I do have a couple of tips though, I would use TomBow glue to stick them together (rather than the glue dots I used for speed in the video), and give the pieces time to dry before assembling the bow. Use a bone folder to create a natural bend in card stock, and use card stock rather than Designer Series Paper.

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0 Replies to “Make It Monday | Square Bottomed Gift Bag”

  1. I just love this cute project, especially how the bow picks up its color from the designer series paper! I made one and chose to score only partways up on the 1st and 3rd scorelines in order to not have a crease going up to the bow. Thank you for such a cute idea!

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