Friday, October 5, 2012

Popcorn Gift Bag

You can make this gift bag using 2 sheets of 8 1/2x 11" paper or cardstock. The decorations require 1 sheet of Whisper White cardstock and 18" ribbon.

Choose 2 pieces of identical patterned paper from Snow Festival DSP (126908). This is 12 x 12" paper but the bag can be made from 8 1/2 x 11" paper or cardstock.

Trace the pattern for the bag. You can find the pattern on my Patterns page. Trace the pattern on both sheets of paper. Cut out each sheet. Only cut on the outside lines. The other lines are fold lines. Do NOT cut on the fold lines.

Use theSimply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334) to score all the lines as marked on the pattern. Score carefully because some of the lines are angled.
Fold on all the scored lines. Most of the lines will fold to the inside but the score lines for the side panels, fold the opposite way.
Before you put the two pieces together, you will want to decorate the outside of the bag.
To do that, you need the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (#128051) and the Framelits Holiday Ornaments (#127816).

Stamp the ornament of your choice on Whisper White cardstock. Stamp 4 in Real Red and 4 in Gumball Green classic ink.

Use the Framelits Holiday Ornament dies to cut out the ornaments on your Big Shot.

Now you will score each ornament in the center using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

Score all 8 of the ornaments.

Place adhesive on half of one side of the back of an ornament. Attach half of another ornament to the back of this ornament. You will make four ornaments with this, 2 red and 2 green.

Place the front side of your gift bag on the table. Using Gumball Green 3/8" Satin Stitched ribbon (#126848) make a bow leaving tails about 3" long. Place glue dots on the back of the bow and adhere to the middle of the gift bag front. Place the ornaments with the hanging end against the bow.
After you have all four ornaments on the front of the bag, trim the ribbon tails at an angle.

Now, it's time to put the bag together. Fold on all score lines.
Put Sticky Strip (#104294) across the narrow side.

Pull the red strip off of the adhesive. Carefully, line up the the other side of the box(the side with 2 folds) with the edges of the narrow side. Pay special attention to lining up the top edge. Press together.

Place Sticky Strip on one of the large bottom pieces and both of the small bottom side pieces. Pull the red strip off the adhesive. Fold the small side pieces in and then the large piece. You will have one large piece wihtout sticky strip. This one goes on top of the sticky strip. You should be able to stand your box upright now.
This is great for putting a small gift in, small toys, candies, or baked goods. Add tissue paper to the top so the gifts don't show.

Your next hop is to Ronnel's Stamping Studio. Click here.


  1. Very cute gift bag! Thanks for showing how to make it.

  2. Festive little popcorn bag! Great for watching Christmas movies and enjoying a tasty treat!

  3. Isn't this the cutest thing? Love it! Thanks for sharing all week.

  4. Great project. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. LOVE this project. And thanks for the Tute too!! Great projects this week, Judy!!

  6. This would be so cute to put a bag of microwave popcorn in along with a movie theater gift certificate. tfs