Hello everyone! I started to notice that the weather is getting warmer and more people are wearing shorts and flip-flops around here in Arizona. I hope that today’s project can bring a little sunshine to you if it is still cold there.
Take Me to Spring Gift Bags
Tips & Tricks
Since the “legendary” Envelope Punch Board, We R Memory Keepers has expanded the punch board family to five. I used Gift Bag punch board for today’s project. All paper are from Pebbles Garden Party collection.
There are many combinations of paper sizes to make a variety of bags. I would like to share what I did and what I learned.
Paper: 4″Hx12″W; Bag: 3-5/8″W x 2-11/16″H x 2″D
I like that it looks like a shopping bag and is big enough for gift cards and small treats! If you are using a patterned paper that has a direction, remember to turn the pattern to face yourself (toward the bottom of the board) when punching and scoring.
I love the idea of a reverse punch to punch out the holes! I die cut the scallop boarder, punched it with the reverse hole punch to adhere it to the front of the bag.
Yellow Hexagon Bag
Paper: 6″Hx12″W; Bag: 3-5/8″W x 4-3/4″H x 2″D
If you follow the instructions came with the board, all the bags you make will be 2″ in depth. This bag was made from a half sheet of 12″x12″ paper and will probably be my favorite size to make. I like to get myself out of the measuring game and just have fun decorating. I die cut a couple of pennants and a butterfly for this bag.
Spring Floral Bag
Paper: 8″Hx10″W; Bag: 2-5/8″W x 6-11/16″H x 2″D
I’m keeping this bag myself. It makes me smile. Think how happy it would make a little girl feel when filled with colorful markers?!
My paper was 8″ in length and had about 1/4″ hanging off the punch board. The instruction suggests turning it around to extend the score lines. I left the end un-scored and it worked fine for me.
I tried the Wide Eyelets with Crop-A-Dile tool from We R Memory Keepers on both the yellow hexagon bag and this bag. This tool made setting eyelets very easy!
Here is a photo of the sides of the bags.
Official Video Tutorial
- Gift Bag Punch Board – WRMK
- Crop-A-Dile (hole punch and eyelet setter) – WRMK
- Wide Eyelets – WRMK
- Dies – scallop border, butterfly, pennants – WRMK
- Patterned Paper – Garden Party collection from Pebbles.
- Paper Cording – Maya Road
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Our last punch board giveaway was a hit! Thanks We R Memory Keepers for providing another giveaway for us!
Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!