An Alternative Gift Bag

An Alternative Gift Bag

The Everyday Purse Builder die from Concord & 9th is such a versatile die, you can make a 3D bag or purse with it and even a mini album if you search the web for instructions, but today I've used it to make a simple focal point for holding a gift card......



The purse/bag is a good size but definitely NOT too big for a card front and you can use patterned paper or, like I have here, use stamps to make your own designer look. I used Altenew's Tartan stamp set and various grey inks to make a gorgeous pattern to cut the bag front from and the white stitched lines are made by embossing the accessory stamp from Concord & 9ths Stripes and Sayings set. I used gunmetal grey foiled card for the clasp and handle rings along with matt grey trimmings. I love putting these bags together.

I scored along the base of the bag and then again to make a hinge for attaching to the card front.... the side panel was discarded.



For the inside, I cut another bag piece in the plain grey and used a die to add notches to hold a gift card. I adhered this piece over the hinge and lined it up so it was behind the front panel when the bag closes. To hold the bag closed I used a small magnetic disc.... I thought it best to add a small "look inside" instruction too :)



I added a simple sentiment using a die from the set and a couple of words embossed onto card strips, the patterned paper is from my stash.... a simple pattern is all that's required as this bag takes centre stage!


How cute is that bag? I hope you like it too :)

Thanks for stopping by, catch you next week!

Jenny x