I can share this project now. I made this Gift Tote last week with a small gift in it for our team Secret Santa. I thought you might like to see it and if you are still in need for some Christmas packaging it might be just the size you need. I have the tutorial below.
It was just the right size for my gift of 2 small tubes of lotion and some chocolates.
The chocolates were wrapped Hershey Nuggets. We can’t get these here in Australia but I grabbed some when I went to Hawaii recently. Score!! I put them in a cello bag with a little topper.
I wanted to make up a little Tote but I didn’t have any Christmas paper left. This sheet of the Gold from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper is kinda Christmas-sy. 🙂 Teamed with some Fresh Fig card trim and the ribbon it makes it a little classy don’t you think?
Here is a close up of the tag on the bag.
The sentiment is from the Brightly Lit set layered on a Gold Foil oval and then layered on a Fresh Fig oval cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The Gold ribbon is looped around the handle and adhered between the Fresh Fig and the Gold layer. The label on the chocolates which you don’t see too well is also from the Brightly Lit set and cut with a circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and one from the Stitched Shapes Framelits again in Fresh Fig.
To make this I was inspired by a tutorial I had saved quite a few years ago before the days of Pinterest. I converted it to metric and modified the instructions.
Do you want to know how to make your own Tote? I have the tutorial below for you in step-by-step instructions in both metric and in imperial.
If you like a more visual tutorial just hang tight and I will get that out to you shortly.
MID-SIZE GIFT TOTE
1. Cut Designer Series (patterned) paper to 21cm x 28cm (8 ½” x 11”).
2. On the short side score at 3.5cm (1 3/8”) on one side. Turn your paper 180 degrees and score at 3.5cm ( 1 3/8”) on the other side.
3. On the long side score the paper at 11.5cm (4.1/2”) on one end. Turn your paper 180 degrees and score at 11.5cm (4 ½”) on the other end.
4. Cut in on the middle tabs on the long side on both sides. Fold on all the scored lines.
5. Cut 2 strips of Co-ordinating card measuring 21cm x 3.5cm. (8 ½” x 1 3/8”). Score at 3.5cm (1 3/8”) in on each end on each piece. Adhere these strips along the top and bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper. (ie the short side).
6. Add adhesive to the outside of the small centre tab on the side. Fold up one long side tab over this tab to adhere. Repeat the same on the other side.
7. Run Adhesive on the inside edge of the other long tab and fold over to adhere on to the other side tab. This forms a bag shape.
8. Punch 2 holes along the top evenly spaced. If it helps mark with pencil the points you want to punch to help you line it up.
9. Run your length of ribbon through the holes on one side and tie on the inside to secure. Repeat with ribbon on the other side.
If you make one do share your version with me. I would love to see it.
Have a great day,