Simple Gift Bag

This month at Stamping Techniques to Try we’re focusing on Simple Gift Bag. Gift Bags and boxes are easily made with the help of Stampin’ Up!s Gift Bag Punch Board or Envelope Punch Board. I’m sure you’ll be inspired by what the Design Team have for you and how easy it is to achieve great results for packaging solutions.

Simple Gift Bag

Simple Gift Bag

Steps to achieve Simple Gift Bag

Buy a Gift Bag Punch Board

  • Line the edge of your paper up with the edge of the punch bit on the board (see image above)
  • Score the horizontal, around the triangle and down the side (see where the bone folder is pointed to)
  • Punch Down

Simple Gift Bag

  • Move your paper to the left and line up the last score line with the pointer/start line and score down the line at S (Small as we’re making a Small bag).
  • Score across the horizontal
  • Punch down
  • Repeat from the beginning

Tip: If using Designer Series Paper just fold all the score lines with your fingers, that way you won’t damage the paper

Simple Gift Bag

  • Use the hole punch at the back to punch your holes for the handles or ribbon
  • Line the pointer (indicated by bone folder) up with each score line and punch down
  • Add Tear & Tape Adhesive to the tab and adhere the edges of the bag
  • Now fold in the base and add Tear & Tape Adhesive to the flaps.
  • Thread Tranquil Tide 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Velvet Ribbon through the holes for the handles. Cut the ribbon to a point on the end you are using to push through the holes, to make the threading easier

Tip: I use a ruler or something long with a flat end to reach inside the bag and give the base flaps a good rub to ensure they have adhered well

Simple Gift Bag

This is a side view.

Tip: I use where the sides are joined as the back of my bag and ensure the last front bottom flap closes facing the back of the bag

Simple Gift Bag

Make the Tag

Simple Gift Bag


Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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About LibbyD

Hi, I'm Libby. I'm a wife, mother, Gran and sister. I'm also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! in Australia. I love all things Stampin' Up! Making meaningful connections is important to me and I value the long lasting friendships I have made through Stampin' Up! I knit, cross-stitch, sew and get inky with stamps, ink and paper. Connect with me to find out more Have a look around and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange your own Stampin' Up! workshop (FREE) or find out about classes. Call 0410 315 786 Email

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