Thursday, March 20, 2008

Gift Bag



I needed a bag for this green tea bath soak and this came together quite easily.
The finished bag measures 7 1/2"L x 3 1/4W x 2 1/2"D. It uses 1 piece of cardstock or sturdy patterned paper 9"x12". Score at 3/4", 2", 3 1/4", 6 1/2", 7 3/4", and 9". Turn and score at 1 1/2". I probably would never have figured this out had I not had my new Scor-Pal at my side! That thing is off the chain! Cut slits up the 1 1/2" scores (no need to cut at the 2" and 7 3/4" scores) to fold and create the bottom of the bag. Make all the score lines crisp and form the bag together with red double-sided sticky thin strip (note: the 2" and 7 3/4" scores will be folded in to form the creases of the bag.) Decorate the front of bag and fill it with a nice gift or treat! I wish I would have used Melanie's tin frame stamp longways, but I had already put down adhesive and it wasn't comin' off without a good fight, so rather than ruin the bag, I settled for it like this...next time. Thanks for swingin' by! Happy evening!

p.s.- since I only did 5 fun facts about myself previously and recieved some guff about it, here's 2 more:
  • I love the snow, but I hate to be cold--my dh's been trying to get me to snowboard for years and the answer remains...no. I worship the sun, but I mostly fake-n-bake to get tan in the summer.
  • I want to visit Tombstone, AZ more than anything! I know, it's wierd and my Grandmother's says it's just another tourist town anyway, but I don't care. I want to see the Birdcage Theater, the OK Corral, The Oriental, all of it! I kind of like keeping it on a pedastal in my head since I'll most likely be disappointed if and when I ever get there.
Ok, happy girls?! J/K, you know that. You weren't gonna let me slide, though were ya--such sweeties! hugs!

10 comments:

Lee said...

WHEW!! So glad you gave us all 7 facts!!!! LOL AND.......if you ever do get to Tombstone......I'm along the route!!! Now.......I'm lovin' that gift bag!! I got my Scor-Pal and so far all I've done is used it to score lovely lines for my cards to fold!! I will try this gift bag over the weekend!!!

Donna said...

ummm...your gift bag is off the chain!

Carolina said...

Your gift bag is ADORABLE!!! Love the details on the scooper too! Thanks for the dimensions, I'll have to try it soon!

Neva said...

Linsey this bag is just darling. Love the little tag too

Julia Aston said...

What a fun bag - at first I thought it was green tea! but Green Tea bath stuff is good too! I'm soothed just looking at the great DP on this bag LOL!!! wonderful design - thanks for sharing the deets Linsey!

JenMarie said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Melanie said...

what gorgroeus paper! Thanks for helping mye disocer new ways to use the label frames!! ;) hugs!

Carolyn King said...

what a beautiful gift...and i am with you...LOVE the warm weather!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gift bag=awesome!!! Two more facts= it's about time!!LOL I love that you love the snow but hate to be cold, me too!!! I feel the same way about the sun too, love the sun, hate to layout, just takes to much time!! Did you get a new avie pic, or am I slipping??

Cyndi Bundy said...

Wowza!! I just love this gift ensemble. All the details are truly gorgeous!