Sunday, September 28, 2008

DRS Challenge:Bag Topper and Matching Gift Box Tutorial

Well, Here is it... MY FIRST EVER TUTORIAL!!! Please leave some feedback for me and let me know what y'all think... here we go!
These are the supplies I started with. SU cardstock, a plain paper bag and box from the craft store .The bag is 8 x 10 inches and the topper is 9 x 6 inches...
After I cut the 9 x 6 paper, I folded it in half and laid it on the bag to see where it would look right... then I measured in 2.5 inches from the right and 2.5 inches from the left. I put a dot at each measurement to get ready to cut the slot for the handles.

I cut down 1/4 inch at each dot and then connected the two cuts with my paper cutter. This will allow the handles of the bag to fit through the slot.Next, I randomly stamped the pumpkin image from DRS all over the front of the bag topper
Then, I cut two ovals with my nesties in coordination colors,
stamped my sentiment on the yellow one and used my embossing and glitter pens to decorate the ovals.

I got out my trusty crop-a-dile and set copper eyelets in the front and back of the topper to allow a place for ribbon to be tied! Here, I used large copper eyelets.
I inked the edges of the box with orange ink so when my paper is on the box, it will blend in and match a little bit better. I also think it looks more finished this way! I ran the paper for the sides through the cuttlebug and inked the design with orange ink to show off the embossing on the paper.
I stamped this gorgeous image from DRS on the front panel and colored it with chalks... I LOVE this image and how Fall like it is! I can smell the turkey roasting and the cider mulling!!!

AND... here it is! I hope you like it! This is SOOOO simple to make and this way I don't have to used tissue paper in the gift bag.(I NEVER can make it look right!) I really like how the box and bag coordinate and I think this will make a lovely gift to present to your Thanksgiving hostess or anyone you are thankful for! Think how darling this would look for Christmas as well! Enjoy your day!




12 comments:

Michelle said...

This is a great tutorial!! Love the fall theme ya got going on.....great for teachers!!

Mandy said...

Fantastic tutorial! And GREAT projects!! :)

Cris A said...

Awesome tutorial!! Thanks for sharing!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Great tutorial. Lovely projects
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Kerry said...

I always decorate these kraft bags but have never thought to put a topper on them...great idea! I love the finished look it gives the bag!

Angel said...

such a cool idea! and i'm w/ you on the tissue paper! lol! such a lovely set!

Vicki said...

How very cute Dawn!! Love your tutorial!! TFS!! :)

Nancy said...

Love, love, love it! Great job, Dawn!

Diane said...

Love the idea of the gift bag..so cute!! I am going to have to try these two!!!Thanks for sharing!

Twila said...

Great job. Love the set.

Stampin'GHmom said...

What a neat idea! Very good tutorial and lovely projects.

Naomi said...

Pure genius!