Sunday, February 15, 2015

Simple Envelope Gift Bag

Hi All,

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial I posted to Crafty Sentiments Designs Inspirational Blog. Here is a tutorial for you on how to make a simple small gift bag for little treats or little gift items. Grab your cup of tea, coffee, or soda cause there are a lot of pictures. So sit back and relax.

I made this little gift bag for Valentine's Day. I learned of this idea years ago from a Stamp'in Up event. It really works for any occasion and with any type of envelope.

Supplies needed:

  1. Stamp - Crafty Sentiments - I used Annabel- Elegance from Crafty Sentiments Designs shop
  2. Any size envelope (Depending on the size of envelope - using a larger size you will need to increase the score marks from 1/2 inch to 1 inch. 
  3. Scoring tools
  4. Decorative edge/border punches, dies or scissors
  5. Inks, markers or colored pencils
  6. Any type of embellishments you want to use
  7. Note: I used Ribbon for my handle and attached with small brads on the sides. You can use anything you would like to make your handle. :D 
Here's the Tutorial:
****Adhere your envelope before starting****

Used Red Ribbon as the handle for the bag
Stamp- Crafty Sentiments - Annabel- Elegance
Inks- Copics ; Momento - Love Letter
Paper - Recollection - Red ; DCWV - Foil paper silver
Accessories - Punches - sm. flower punch; Fiskars border punch; Cricut - Heart from Love Struck Cartridge (found on DS)
From Stash - 1-standard white envelope; Red Ribbon, heart brads, wooden Love; pearls, Doily; Liquid Pearls on dress- white; black glitter stickers- XO;

Challenges entered:
Sassy Studio Designs: DTBST #268 Happy Valentine's Day
CardzTV: Cardz TV 3-D Designer's Challenge "Valentine's Treat"
4Crafty Chicks: Valentine's #233
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: Challenge #104-Anything Goes
Scrap&Craft: Challenge #2 - Valentine's/Love/Romance
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog - February Challenge - How I Love Thee
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Fussy and Fancy Challenge #132 - "It's All About Love"
Sister Act Challenge: Challenge #93
Simply Create Too: Challenge #79 "Anything Goes"
Jo's Scrap Shack - : FFC#75 "Valentine's Day"
Friday Coloring Challenge - February 13th - February 19th - The Outlawz Challenge "Have A Heart"
Jellypark Challenges: Jellypark Friends February Challenge- "Love is in the Air"

Well there you go, hope you enjoyed the tutorial and get a chance to try out this project. Thank you for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful day.
Deborah :D


  1. How wonderful that you made the bag as well as decorated it so well! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  2. Wow Deborah, this is a genial idea!! Fabulous work, love how you have decorated the gift box front, so sweet and colourful!!
    Thanks a lot for the tutorial step by step, I save the page so I will find the tutorial when I need it!
    Hugs and take care!

  3. Deborah,
    This is a beautiful bag! I love the image and all the detail you put into this. It's just beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week in our Funday Friday Valentine's day challenge!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  4. Wow, how clever to make a bag out of envelopes. Love the image and all the details. Thanks for sharing with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  5. This is such a great idea...and I love the tutorial! Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. Great gift bag tutorial, very fun, and the heart/colors and the image on the bag, awesome. Thanks for playing our Valentine Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

  7. What a wonderful idea. And it is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  8. Beautiful bag !!! thank you for playing along with us at Scrap & Craft :)

  9. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  10. Love it, great tutorial!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz TV:)

    Elaine CTVDT

  11. Awesome bag and tutorial! I'm bookmarking this for later reference!

  12. Beautiful and great tutorial, Deborah! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!

  13. Cute project and great tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!