ID: DT  Project - Gift Bag & matching card
Size: 4.5"w x 3"d x 5"h

Created: May 19, 2011
Modified: July 11, 2011

SUPPLIES: (Note: most of the supplies can be found online at (items in Pink)
Newspaper (1 folded over page)
White Cardstock
Tissue Paper bright rose
Crepe Paper for flower
Spellbinders Nestabilities "
Standard Circle large"
Die Cutting Machine of choice
Big Shot
Staz-On black or Archival
Distress Stamp pads "Dusty Concord", Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick
Gesso & credit card
Lumiere Paint  "
Halo Violet Gold" & "Bright Gold" & 1/2" brush
Matte Medium

Rubber Stamp  "Calligraphic Wings" set, "Let Them Eat Cupcakes", "Friends ", "If We Knew ", " The Human Heart", "Dream With Your "
Clear embossing powder
Heat Gun
EK Success "Seal" punch (or 1"dia scalloped or reg circle)
Circle Punch 5/8"dia
Rhinestone Flower
String approx 30"
Eyelets 4 pcs sized for string
Setting tools

X-Acto knife
Sharp scissors
Stamp Positioner

Craft Sheet
Bone folder

Golden's Extra Heavy Gel medium
various adhesives
Sookwang Tape, White Glue, Glue stick

Fig 1


Cut a piece of folded newspaper (2 layers) to 15.5"w x 8.25"h. Open newspaper and with a glue stick, glue about 1" around on all outside edges, fold newspaper up again, now the 2 layers of newspaper are stuck together.

Fig 1) Put a ruler up against each of the fold line spots, lift the edge of the paper up and press against ruler to create a crease. Remove ruler and press down on creased line. Continue to do all the other crease lines. Note: newspaper is easily torn if you used a stylus or bone folder be careful.

Dribble some gesso on one side of your newspaper, using a credit card, smear the gesso all over in a very thin coating. Some areas can be bare. When dry, do the same to the other side. While it's drying, cut a piece of colored tissue paper approx15.5"w x 6.5"h. Brush on a thin coating of Matte Medium onto the gessoed surface, starting on one side, place tissue paper down, more or less matching the side and bottom edge. (the top edge will be folded down later and hide any unevenness). Continue brushing on the Medium and pressing the tissue paper down until you get to the other side. Allow to dry or use a hairdryer.

Cut 2 pieces of cardstock, 1"h x 4.25"w and adhere to edge of the fold line at the top. This will reinforce where the handles will go. Place glue or double sided tape on the total length of the 1.25" section, fold down.

Turn over and decorate the outside of the bag.

Dry brush the Lumiere paints with random strokes. Let dry. Rubber stamp the heart shaped flourished wings with the black stamp pad. See below for stamping instructions.

Stamp the various quotes with the black.

Punch holes  for appropriate eyelet in the 4.5" section, and set.

Put some double sided tape onto the 1/2" edge, bring the left edge over to form the body of the bag. Align the cut edge with the folded edge of the flap. Note, the 1/2" edge will be on the inside.


The bottom: Turn bag up or lay on its side if that's easier so the 2" section is facing you. Push the short side towards the inside as if you were wrapping a box.  Do the same with the other side. Glue everything down, Stand the bag up and press from the inside to make good contact. If you want you can cut another piece of cardstock and glue to the bottom of the bag on the inside.

Flower: Punch out 5 scalloped circles from the crepe paper, pinch one section following the vertical grain of the crepe paper. While holding the pinched portion, shape the petal a bit. Continue with remaining petals. Punch a small circle from cardstock, glue the pinched parts of the flower to the circle with white glue and let dry. Adhere the flower rhinestone, then adhere to bag with extra heavy gel medium.

stamped image

Image 2 to make hearts

The 1st image is the stamped image.

Image 2 to make hearts: Ink the B wing, tilt the stamp until you get to the position as on image 2, mask off the area of the other wing section and stamp. Do the same steps for "A" as for "B" overlapping the stamping so the top points join and the bottom loops overlap completely. Note a stamp positioner is highly recommended.

The 1st image is the stamped image.

Image 3 to make corners: Ink the B wing, tilt the stamp until you get to the position as the image, mask off the area of the other wing section and stamp. Do the same steps for "A" as for "B" butting the one stamped image against the other.

stamped image

Image 3 to make corners

Fold cardstock to make a 4" x 4" side folded card.

Stamp corners as described above with the purple. Sponge some Scattered Straw on edges.

Stamp quote on white cardstock with the purple, clear emboss and die cut with circle die, then dry emboss, then sponge some Worn Lipstick around edges. Layer onto a bright yellow circle hand cut with same die following outside shape. Adhere to card with 3D foam squares.


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