Friday, November 29, 2013

The Twelve Days of Christmas paper bag tutorial

Hi everyone :-)
Here is a tutorial on how to make and decorating a paper bag using The Twelve Days of Christmas paper collection. Making your own gift bags is a great way of using up left over papers :-)
Graphic 45 design team project and here is the link to they`r blog,
And here is the link to G45 Pinterest page for inspiration,
The paper collection can be found at Kreativ Scrapping

 Girly and manly gift bags
     Video tutorial

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Here is the linkk to G45 blog
And here is the link to G45 Pinterest page for inspiration,

 The  first paper bag is made for a man and here is a picture of the back side.

Seen from the side.

Video tutorial for making the bag and decorate it

Have a tutorial for making different gift tags ans here is the link,

Used a chipboard cut out from the collection in the center and some fussy cut left overs for decoration. 
If you don`t like to fussy cut there are many fun stickers in the collection to use.
Bow on the top for closure.

Also made an other more girly gift bag and here I just added a to - from  tag.
Think the paper is decorative enough so no need for more decorating.
Easy and fast :-)

Tutorial for the paper bag

1 12 x 12 paper. Sore at 1/2 on one side.
Turn around and score at 1 1/4 and 2 1/4
Turn to the top and score at 1

Fold in the 1/2 inch . Take on glue and fold over and glue together. Score down..
Then score at 1 on each side.

Fold up on the bottom at 2 1/4

Fold the sides in an angle to the score line.

Now it should look like this
Picture x

Fold out again and fold the sides in like show on the picture.

Fold in again the same way as picture x

Fold the sides in and score light.

Fold the top and bottom against each other and glue on the inside triangles and a bit on the top of the fold in.

Fold in the top and use a clip or punch some holes for ribbon closure.

Paper bag seen from the side

Now it s ready to be decorated :-)

Supply list:
 Graphic 45 collection, 12 x 12 pattern paper, chipboard cut out,score pal,score tape / glue, ribbon,
Cludine Hellmuth multi matte, zig pen

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link,
For other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.
Here is the link,

Have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Thank you so much for the tutorial!!!! This is excellent! I am so making this. :)

    Have a great weekend, Anne!

  2. Wow Anne! I have that paper and am working on a Christmas project; if I have leftover paper, I would love to make one of these! So much nicer than store-bought. Thank you so much for your clear instructions; so easy to follow!

  3. Those bags are just beautiful, Anne. Thank you so much for the tutorial, I definitely have this one pinned...:-)

  4. Beautiful as always. I love all your beautiful projects and so enjoy looking at all you do. I also appreciate all the tutorials as I try those out too but they are never as beautiful as yours. Happy Holidays can't wait for more of your creative ideas.

  5. These are gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial. Tee

  6. Love the finished quality of your bags! Thanks for your t ime in prsenting this tutorial for us :) ~Tee


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