Notecard Gift Bag…

Just finished sewing all my Paper Pumpkin cards and gift bagging them.

Today I got the NEW Paper Pumpkin!

How’s that for timing?

I first saw this cute gift bag on Dawn’s Creative Chalet blog (you can find her blog here) and loved it.  Since then I’ve seen it several other places too.  It’s just too cute and so easy to make.  Here’s what mine looks like…


Isn’t that the cutest?  Wish I had seen these before making those cupcake party favors for one of the “littles” birthday party.  These would have been perfect too!

Instead these have notecards and matching envelopes from last month’s Paper Pumpkin spruced up a bit.  These will make excellent hostess gifts or thank yous.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits I followed to make this sweet bag…

  • Cut the base (you choose color combo) 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, scored at 1/2″ on all sides.  On the two long sides cut at the score line to the score line to create tabs. Burnish all score lines with bone folder.  Add sticky tape to just the tabs and fold to the outside of the box.  That’s the base of the bag.
  • Cut your choice of DSP for the sides 12″ x 3 1/2″.  Add sticky tape to the back side along one of the long edges and add another strip along one of the short sides.  Starting at the midpoint of one of the bag base long sides,  lay the sticky edge of the DSP along the outside edge of the bag base and attached the two short sides.
  • Cut three strips of cardstock 1/2″ x 12″ for trim around the bag base, the outside top of the bag and for the inside top of the bag.  Attach with sticky strip the strip at the base of the bag first.  Attach the strip to the outside top of the bag.  Now cut two strips of the cardstock 3/8″ x 6″ for the handles.
  • Punch the smallest circle punch 1/8″ spaced evenly on the top edge and at both ends of the two 3/8″ wide strips.  Attach one end of one strip with a mini brad then the other end of the same strip to the same side of the bag.  Repeat for other side of bag.
  • Now add the final 1/2″ X 12″ strip to the inside stop edge of the bag to cover the brads.
  • I’ve seen all kinds of decorations for these bags, but since I’m not sure who will be receiving this one, I kept it generic.

Can’t you just imagine this little bag for all kinds of events and occasions?  And all the ways it can be decorated?  My mind is in a frenzy…

If you haven’t tried one of these I hope you will.  It took maybe 15 minutes to finish this one.

Here’s a couple of photos of the notecards inside…


and one more…



Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


or at least make a cute bag!

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!