Friday, November 14, 2008

A Tall Tabbed Bag Tutorial

I'm so excited to be able to share this *sweet* little bag with you. It's so not like me to come up with a decorative bag or box idea, but I saw a wine bottle gift bag in a catalog and thought it would make a great little treat bag. I hope I explain what I did clear enough. If not, feel free to email me with questions.

Before I get to the actual construction of the bag, let me share with you what I used for the front. As you know, it's JustRite week at Stamper's Dream, so I used the thank you image from their 10 Designer Centers and Borders set. (This set has about every type of sentiment you can imagine) I stamped it twice with White craft ink onto Mystic Dark (Prismatics) and embossed it with Detail White ep (SU). I cut out one circle with a scalloped circle Nestability, and a smaller circle with another Circle Nestability. I hand cut the white portion of the circle. I then edged each of the dark pieces with the white craft ink to soften it up a bit. Each panel is popped up with dimensional tape.
Now for the actual bag details:

What you'll need: 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" Cardstock (I used double sided dp, Ski Slope, by Stampin'Up),
Scor-Pal, Exacto Knife,
Rectangle Diecut, Double stick tape,
(At any time, you can click on the photo for a closer view)

Score: 3", 3 1/2", 4", 7", 7 1/2", and 8"
Turn it 1/4 turn and score it at 7 1/2"
Cut up to the score line at 3", 4" and 7" like shown,
and cut off the right corner piece at the 8" score.

Line up your rectangle diecut at the top between your 4" and 7" score, and fold the left side over so it's on top of your diecut. This way it will fit through whatever diecut machine you are using. (Be sure to tape it down first. You don't want a crooked handle...*grin*)

Once you have your window cut out, turn it upside down, and trace the top and two sides of your rectangle onto the inside piece. This will make your flap. Open it up and cut where you've traced. DO NOT cut the bottom of the rectangle or you will effectively cut off your flap. That would mean you would have to start all over again. Talk about frustrating!!! LOL Once you have the flap cut, cut a thin, thin strip off of each side. It will fit through the window opening eaiser. I used a straight edge to cut out my flap.

Fold the scored lines accordian style and line up the back and front. Tuck the flap through the opening and make sure it's flat against the front. About 1/4" up, cut a slit slightly longer than the width of the flap and slide the flap through. You can punch the corners wth any number of punches to give it a more decorative look also.

Add doublestick tape to the 1/2" piece on the right, and the bottom left panel on the side that won't show. Now just attach the two sides together and fold in the bottom flaps and attach.

Here's what it looks like with the tab folded and tucked in the slit, and the sides attached.

Here's an angled view of the finished product.
It would make a great hostess gift.
You could fill it with chocolates, a clear stamp sheet, even a wood stamp.

Thanks for dropping by!! I hope you've had a fantastic week and that you enjoy your weekend.

Happy Stamping!


Cindy Haffner said...

Good morning Tosh, love your cute box, love that paper, superb work.

Michelle said...

What a perfect little hostess gift, or teacher's gift, or...any kind of gift! Absolutely adorable, and I think your instructions are clear enough that even I can do it! LOL! Great project, Tosh!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is gorgeous, Tosh and what a wonderful tutorial! I'll have to try that!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Thanks for posting the tutorial. Awesome project!

Mothermark said...

Wow, this rocks! I love the look of it! And your tutorial is amazing. What a great job you did. Good thing you are my friend, I know where your blog lives, and I can get at this any darn time I want to! Hee! Love it Tosh!

Joan Ervin said...

What a super AWESOME gift bag, Tosh!!! I love the colors and papers you used and WOW, what a great tutorial!!! I will be making one of these, for sure!!!

JAR said...

What a fantastic box! Thanks for the directions! I will have to try this.

Yours is so elegant and pretty~

silkeledlow said...

What a pretty bag - it really looks awesome!!! Great tutorial too!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a great box/bag...and awesome tutorial!! I love the little closure tab - makes a perfect handle and place to put a ribbon!!
hugs, Jami

StampOwl said...

great tutorial Tosh ... love your bag!

Wanda. said...

Great bag, I'm going to have to give it a try! TFS

Julia Aston said...

I love this Tosh! thanks so much for making the tutorial! I'm always making little bags/boxes for various treat giving occasions! this is super with the flap through the handle!

Rose Ann said...

What an awesome bag...and your tutorial is fabulous!! Thanks so much, Tosh!!

Kimberly said...

that couldn't be any more fantastic if it tried!! Gorgeous! and thanks for the great tutorial!

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