Wednesday, 18 November 2015

It's soooo not a video!

Well, I made a video last night ... it's hilarious, but lots of amendments needed to it, as I managed to get my black bobble hat in it, and my frizzed hair after getting caught in the rain ... it's a disaster!  So I promise that I will re-film it!

However, to make up for it, below I've given you all the instructions on how to make these quick and easy money bag/gift card bags .... I promise, they are beyond easy, and I managed to make 12 decorated bags in less than an hour - I swear!

This is a great project for using up scraps of paper and card stock, as the size you start with is only 4" x 5 1/2" - meaning that you can get 4 bags from one A4 sheet or 6 bags from a 12x12 sheet.

How cute are these?!?!?!

There are so many different ways that you can decorate them, and I used just the one stamp set!  It's called A Little Something, and as you can see, it can be used for lots of different occasions, and can also be used for producing amazing backgrounds .... and such great value at only £15 for all these stamps! (unmounted) The link is HERE  I used two punches for the sentiments - the label bracket punch - which is current ... sadly, the other punch is discontinued,but you could use a circle punch instead.  The paper I used is called Into The Woods HERE and Farmers Market HERE

I added bits of ribbon, clips, pegs etc. etc... but you can use up anything you want.  On the right hand card, I punched out a window and added a scrap of window sheet behind it (so that nothing fell out) .. I punched three flowers, the sentiment and voila another bag made of scraps!  Easy!

Here's a close up of two of the bags

So ... here we go with the instructions ....

Money Bag / Gift Card Holder INSTRUCTIONS

You can make 4 bags from 1 A4 sheet of paper. Finished size is approx ½” deep x 2” x 3 ½”

To start you will need a piece of card measuring 5 ½” x 4” (or 13cm x 10cm)

  • Score on the long side at 2”, 2 ½”, 4 ½”, 5”  or (5,6,11,12 cm)
  • Score on the short side at ½” (1cm)
  • Burnish all the folds
  • Snip out the little corner where the folds meet on the bottom, then snip upwards to the score line on the other three short score lines
  • Now close up the bag using double sided tape, tape runner etc.  on the short flap side (you will see what I mean once you have scored the bag), then add tape to one of the longer bottom flaps.
  • Pop in your money or gift card, and pinch the top sides of the box together 
  • punch two little holes to thread ribbon through and add your ribbon to close the top
  • That's it - you can decorate it now!

 As I say, this is a great way to use up scraps .. and let's be honest, we all have tons of scraps!

If you have any questions or queries, or wish to place an order, then please contact me on:-

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Mobile: 07747 465186

I hope you enjoy making this quick and easy project - why don't you email me your samples so that I can feature them on my blog?!?!  Care and share!

Have fun!  Cal xxxxxxx

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