Thursday, October 15, 2009

Make a Bag out of an Envelope! FUN, FUN, FUN!

How cute are these bags for October?  I am thinking they would make great treats to give to school friends, co-workers or neighbors.  The best thing about these bags are they are ridiculously easy to make and inexpensive at the same time!  All you need is an envelope (any size will work), some background and texture paper,  acrylix stamps and ink!  Papercrafting can't get much easier than that!

Here are the instructions:

1.  Seal the envelope.
2.  Cut it.  You can cut it in half to make two little bags or cut it near one end to make it a little larger.

3.  Fold each side in, 1/2 inch (hot dog fold).  CREASE both sides WELL!  (heavy folding is crucial)

4.  Fold the bottom of envelope up 1/2 inch (hamburger fold).  Crease well. 

5.  Unfold all creases, and stick your hand inside the opening.  With your free hand press down the the bottom of the bag to look like the photo below.  You are reversing the bolds. 

6.   Fold the triangular tips to the inside.  Use a glue dot to secure!

7.  Decorate bags and add a handle.  FUN, FUN, FUN!

Recipe for bag above:
Colonial White Envelope
Enchanted Paper Pack (level 2)
C1324 Spooky Smiles Stamp Set
Autumn Terracotta, Olive and Black Ink
Brads to attach handle to envelope bag!


Brenda said...

What a fun project, Tina! Perfect for any celebration. I love it!

Lauren said...

Tina, this is such a cute idea, I just had to try it for myself. I posted a picture of it on my blog:

Thank you for the inspiration!