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Got Bags?

14 Nov

So the tedious process of making dozens of bags for my craft show is finally over.  Gluing and punching and cutting and ribboning.  It’s all done and they look great!  Take a look at all my wonderful bags.  One free with every purchase at the show!

Tutorial #2: “Genie” Bag

11 Nov

I learned this technique a long time ago from http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/.  I simplified it slightly because, well, it’s easier and faster, particularly when you’re making a truckload of these bags for say, a craft show.  I will not take all the credit for this idea, so here’s the origianl link. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/genie_bags/

Materials:

-Brown Lunch Bags
-Patterned paper
-Scissors
-Paper trimmer
-Glue
-Hole punch (I used my “Cropadile” oooh, fancy)
-Ribbon

Step 1: Cut top of bag off to desired size.  I chose 7 inches because mine are designed to hold cards.

Step 2: Fold bottom of the bag back so both sides lay flat.

Step 3:  Cut two rectangles of paper to fit the size of the bag (you might want to make the length just a bit bigger).  Mine were 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.  Glue one rectangle to each side of the bag.

Step 4:  Punch two holes in the top of the bag all the way through both layers of the bag.  Thread a piece of ribbon (or two) through the holes and knot each end to secure

Step 5:  You can make your bag fancier if you wish by adding embellishments, stamps, stickers, ribbon and anything else you can think of.  Otherwise, you can just fill with goodies and enjoy!  See how easy that was?