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January 16, 2008

Designer Series Paper Bag Tutorial

I've had quite a few emails and comments asking for a tutorial on the DSP Bags that I posted here. So, I've written a tutorial. Once you start making these I'm sure you'll find all sorts of different boxes to use as your base template. I've experimented a bit and made a smaller version to hold Love Note sized cards and envelopes (3"x3" size). You'll follow the same directions for these - just adjust your designer series paper size for the smaller bag- I cut mine to 9 1/2" x 4" to make the smaller version shown here.

Designer Series Paper Bag Tutorial
Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 12"x6" - for large sized bag
Snail or Sticky Strip
Scor-It (or any scoring tool)
Box (I used the ones my checks come in)

Place your DSP onto your Scor-It and score 3/4" on one edge (this will be come your trim when folded)

Add Snail to the flap and fold over ***note if you want to have a scallop edge - make sure you scallop before taping down your flap.

Wrap the DSP around a box (here I used the box my checks come in) over lap your edges and secure with Snail.

Begin to fold your edges in (like you are wrapping a present and secure them with snail).

When finished the bottom should look like this -

Embellish as desired

If you decide to make these, please leave a link in the comments, I'd love to take a look!


Anonymous said...

Great tutorial. TFS!

Lisa Bohler said...

Woohoo! You read my mind and made a tutorial on this! It's just what I thought as soon as I saw the posting!!!!! Thanks Lis!

Donna Baker said...

thanks, Lisa - you're the BEST!

rozie640 said...

Your bags are adorable, thanks for the tutorial, I needed the reminder.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

stop it! I don't have enuf life left to make all this stuff! Too cool....and that flower! Bad Lisa!

Courtney said...

How creative! Thanks!! I see a lot of boxes in my future!

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