Once upon a time I used to make gift bags from recycled wrapping paper. To this day I can't stand wasting pretty paper and so when I found this new gift bag punch by We R Memory Keepers at Ben Franklin Crafts, I immediately put it in my shopping basket. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to figure out how to use the punch because I am mechanically challenged....big time! Good News! This tool is so easy to use (excellent instruction sheet inside) I made a bag on the first try.
Here are the bags folded for storage. If you make a bunch of them you will always have quick wrapping ready for a last minute gift.
The bags can be made in three widths and various heights. The tool set even has a bone folder and a way to make the holes for the handles.
The sweet image is a Sister Stamp that just came out for Easter and can be purchased at Ben Franklin Crafts. The kimono was paper pieced with origami paper. The clothespin (Sierra Pacific 12 pack) closure uses a Tim Holtz die cut vellum paper bow. After Easter this decorated clothespin can be used for holding papers, mail, etc. The sentiment is from a Studio G set (not shown in photo)....$1.25 at BFC. The pearl embellishments are from a wedding pack I found in the BFC wedding aisle. The pearls are on an acrylic sheet (must have at least 100) that you can cut and then easily arrange the sticky back string of pearls where you want them. A wavy scissors was used to cut the top of the bag with the clothespin. Okay, that's all for today. Time to make more gift bags.....birthdays coming up soon and this time I'll be ready!