Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Graphic 45 how to make a Couture gift paper handbag tutorial

Hi everyone :-)
Here is a tutorial start to finish on how to make a gift paper handbag with the beautiful Couture paper collection from Graphic 45

Have a magnet under the cardstock cut out for closing the bag.Colored it with black Zig pen. Used Claudine Hellmuth multi matte for the fussy cut outs to make them durable and all the images and papers are outlined with black Zig pen. Ribbon from May Arts.

Video tutorial from start to finish.
Will also show how to make the cardstock cut out flower.

Her the closure is open and plased you are beautiful under.
(This was really an accident placing it here under the flap but then the receiver get a surprise when she open the bag:-)

Flower from the carstock cut outs and I show in the video how to make it. Fast and easy to make with the finish cardstock flowers :-)

Close up picture of the flower.
Nellie Snellen punch for the stamens.

The gorgeous lady is only glued down in top and bottom so there is place for a tag or card under.

2 - 12 x 12 patterned papers
Score at 1/2 - 3 1/2. Turn around and score at 2 ( 1 inch if you will save a strip for the handle. Then you cut the paper at 11 x 12)

Cut of the x and cut the bottom line at 3 1/2 inch up to the meeting score line.

Score tape is strong and great to use for gluing the papers together.

Then glue the other hinge together with the other side.

Fold the flaps and glue together.

Measurements for the handle and bottom reinforce

Make an arrow on the ends of the handles and glue on. Also use brads or staples if you are going to have some heavy stuff inside.

Supply list:

Couture  collection, Cardstock banner and chipboard cut outs from Graphic 45
Score tape and board, May arts Ribbon, Xyron glue dots, magnets, Claudine Hellmuth multi matte and a black marker.

Here is the link to Graphic 45 blog,
And here is the link to G45 Pinterest page for inspiration,
Here is the link to G45 Ning site,
Here is the link to May Arts ribbon,
Here is the link to Score Pal,
And here is the link to Xyron,
Here is the link to an Ebay seller for strong and cheap magnets,
Papers can be found at Kreativ Scrapping

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,

Hope this was helpful and have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Oh my , how gorgeous is this ? , i just love it !!

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  2. Stunning, I can't wait to play

  3. So pretty! I just love watching your videos while I craft - you are a great teacher Anne!


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