Friday, September 12, 2014

Cute Gift Bag With a Pocket.....

Before I get started this morning I just want to say that this is not my design.  I saw this on Pinterest and for the life of me, I cannot find the video.  So I cannot give credit where it is due.  I wanted you to see how I make these because they are so handy and look so cute all decorated and ready to go.

I start with a plain brown lunch bag  measuring 5" X 10 1/2".  I measure down from the opening of the bag 2 1/2" and mark with a pencil.



Next I fold the bottom of the bag up to the pencil marks which is the beginning of your pocket.


Next I turn the bag over and measure the back and cut a piece of design paper to cover and then I go ahead a tape or glue it down.  I've been using Scor-Tape because of the use they will get.


Now you can turn the bag back over and run a line of tape down each side of the folded section of the bag.  Tape it down; this makes your envelope and then you can decorate this side.  Let your imagination run wild!


Make them for kids, friends, husbands, mothers, cousins.  The possibilities are endless.  You can use pretty papers, ribbons, laces, flowers ...whatever your heart desires!  I used Graphic 45 "Bird Song" paper to decorate this bag.  I fussy cut images from the paper and popped them up and it is all ready to go! A really quick and easy project and they have so many uses!

14 comments:

Olga said...

this is gorgeous!!!!! let me know if you find it, I'd love to try one too!!!

Dianne said...

Whoot whoot, Miss Glenda, I looooooove this bag, you know I love to alter things,so I must give this a go, Your papers are fantastic, love those sun umbrellas, fabulous fussy cutting the embellishments for the pocket, I looooove it, thanks for sharing this inspirational creation, have a wonderful weekend ((( HUGE HUGS )))...

Leslie Miller said...

Those are pretty easy instructions and it turns out fabulous! Nice pocket for tucking a card into, or other extra goodies. Cute papers on this one! Thanks for sharing the how to!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful gift bag, Glenda, I love that paper! Have a wonderful Friday!

Patricia said...

What a brilliant idea, love it, could be so handy.
Beautifully decorated.
Have a great weekend

Patricia x

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Thanks so much for showing us how to make these Handy pocket cards/bags!!!!
I will diffently be makeing several of these!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG this is such a clever idea! Looks fabulous! Guess what I'll be doing later today! LOL!!
You are so good at inspiring me! Well done!!! Thanks!

Cara Malmrose said...

This is such a cute idea!

Redanne said...

Oh my, what a beautiful transformation, I love the G45 papers that you used, they are stunning. Anne

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic card! So fun and colorful!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is beautiful! I love your fussy cutting. I'm going to have to try this out!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Glenda,

Oh, I love this!! Thanks for the easy step by step instructions. I love the paper that you used. The fussy cut details really stand out.

I started a new position so I can't "sneak" visits in at work any longer. By the time I get home I don't really feel like getting on the computer. I'll have to see what I can do about that!

Thank you for visiting my Santa Fe post. I love sharing photos of where I live.

Hugs,
Kay

PS. I'm going to pin this post!

Diane said...

Wow...I love this idea....and am just going to have to make some...very clever!!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is darling. I have been wanting to make one for a while. Your colors are delightful and cheerful.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

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