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 & TricksSince 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.
Butterfly BagPaper: 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 BagPaper: 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 BagPaper: 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 TutorialFor many of us visual people, it helps to see it in a video, right? I found an official video demonstration on WRMK's website. You can also watch it on YouTube or below: http://youtu.be/VaqO1QgGT44
- 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