I have a super fun (and easy) project for you today……How To Make A Gift Bag With Scrapbook Paper or as we call it in the Stampin’ Up! world….designer series paper!!  The holidays are approaching and this is a perfect way to use up that DSP (Designer Series Paper) that you are hoarding!  I know, I know….we have talked about this before!  STOP HOARDING!  Use up all that pretty Christmas paper you have to make these adorable gift bags for all your gift giving!!!!

And, you not only get DSP (scrapbook paper) ideas from me today, but the International Design Team is back again with our monthly blog hop.  This month we are featuring the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper on page 13 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  After checking out my paper craft gift bag, make sure to HOP AROUND the world to the other demonstrator blogs to see their projects with this same paper!

There are links at the bottom of this post to all the other blogs!  And please–leave a comment on each, we really do love to hear what you think about our card ideas and projects!  And then, if you are from the United States, make sure to come back here to place your order for this fun paper, and anything else you may need.

How To Make A Gift Bag With Scrapbook Paper

As you know, each month the design team has been featuring a different Designer Series Paper.  Although the Festive Farmhouse DSP is in the Holiday Catalog, it’s not just for Christmas.  The plaids are perfect for DIY gift bags. Make a bag to put your favorite man’s gift in!  You might just want to stock up on this paper for year round use whether it’s cardmaking, handmade paper gift bags, or scrapbook paper.

How to make a gift bag with scrapbook paper

Learn how to make a gift bag out of scrapbook paper (DSP) quickly and easily.  Watch the video to find out how to make different size gift bags!

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Fun Fold Video using Picture Perfect Birthday

Cutting & Scoring

Here are the cutting and scoring directions when using (2) pieces of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.

On both pieces, score on (3) sides at 1 1/2″ and on (1) side at 1″

DIY Gift Bags Template

After scoring, on (1) of the pieces, cut on the score line as shown below

Gift Bag Ideas and template by Jackie Bolhuis

And on the other piece, cut the 2 bottom corners out as shown below

Handmade paper gift bags template

And now, watch the video to assemble!

Paper Craft Ideas DIY Gift Bags

Larger Size

The larger one in the picture above is made with (2) 12″ x 12″ pieces of DSP.  They are scored on (3) sides at 3″ and on (1) side at 2″.  Besides that, they go together exactly the same!


What Do You Think?

I would love to hear from you! Do you like the larger bags or the smaller ones? Let me know in the comments.

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I hope you like my projects and that you now go and HOP AROUND and visit all of my friends from around the world.

Here are all the links for the other blogs. Simply click on each name to check out their project.  Each one will have another project for you using the same Designer Series Paper (DSP). And then, if you live in the United States, and would like to order any of these products, just come back here to place your order.

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