This is the cute gusseted bag we made at Brian King and Pam Morris’ World Card Making Day event. It’s made with one of the 5″ x 8-1/4″ flat Tag a Bag Gift Bags on page 201 of our Annual Idea Book and Catalog. With a snip, three score lines and a few folds, the flat bag is transformed into this adorable, 3-D gusseted bag. “Ador-dor!!!”
1) Take a slim snip off the bottom edge of the bag so that it’s no longer sealed at the bottom.
2) Make score lines (B) one inch from both sides (A) of the bag and two inches from the bottom of the bag. See dotted lines.
3) Make snips from the bottom of the bag along the side score lines up to the 2″ score line as shown in diagram.
4) Push in the sides of the bag along the score lines creating inverted Vs at the sides and then fold the bag flat.
5) Now open the bag to create a rectangular tube.
6) Fold in the bottom edges of the bag and glue them shut to make a flat bottom.
7) Cut a 2-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ piece of cardboard (such as the back board in our DSP paper packs) and place at the bottom of the bag to fortify the bottom.
8) Create a tag with punches or framelits you already have. Here I used the items listed below. Secure the tag to the bag with a clothespin.
While this may sound complicated, it’s really quite easy.
Give it a whirl! And when you do, please share your creations with these nifty Tag a Bag Gift Bags.
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