Monday, 2 March 2015

Lots of Folds

Today Julie has picked a fantastic challenge theme for us over at Ooh La La - I say fantastic, but normally I shy away from this challenge as it's

Lots of Folds

Again it's up to you what you make as long as you follow the theme, and I knew from the off, loads of my teamies would make fancy cards in all sorts of shapes and folds - but I find them hard! I'm a square/easel girl and that's kinda it!

But, as it was a design team theme I had to think of an easy alternative and not skip it.  This is what I found...

Paper Gift Bag Tutorial - On YouTube

Simples!

I'll make you a paper bag!!!

These are made from an A4 sheet of printed paper - that's it.  Just fold away, no measuring involved and pick a closure of your choice - I did a variety.

So, I pulled out my Ooh La La CD's, printed off a couple of sheets of paper and got some ribbons and started folding...the results are below.


These are sooo easy - honestly, I'll never buy a little gift bag again!  Perfect for cream eggs, jewellery and other little treats, so once I'd mastered the art I couldn't stop folding!

So now my gift bags can co-ordinate my cards...


Challenges;
Crafty Calender - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Fancy Folds
Creative Moments - 62 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Jx

15 comments:

Whisper said...

How delightful hun & thanks for such a great tutorial, Luv Sam x

Sue said...

These look fabulous Janice, thank you for the link I will check it out later.
Sue xx

Becca Cruger said...

SOOOOOo cute! I love the coordinating card and bag idea! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous gift bags Janice :-) fabulous idea, I am going to give these a try :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Sarah said...

What lovely baggies Janice and perfect for CD rom and digi papers too xx

Carole said...

These are super Janice, I'm gonna get folding
Hope you're well
Hugs
Carole x

Lynn B said...

Great take on the theme Jance, love the co-ordinating bag and card.
Lynn x

rachel taylor said...

love the bags thanks for sharing with brown sugar Rachel dt

cotnob said...

Fabulous gift bags Janice, such a fun idea for the challenge.
Your card below is so pretty and what a great idea to make the co-ordinating gift bag.
Pauline
x

Georgie C said...

Haha I completely sympathise, I had the same problem for our fancy folds challenge at Crafty Gals Corner, so I did a bag too from one sheet of 12x12. Love your little creations, thanks for linking them up at CGC xx

Michelle J M said...

How clever of you to make bags for the challenge Janice. They are stunning! Sorry you had a problem getting onto my blog, all sorts of funny things seem to happen with Blogger! Michelle x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Janice
Great idea to make coordinating gift bags. They are super little bags and perfect for a lovely gift.
Best wishes.
Ang x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your gift bags look amazing! I recently saw a tutorial on these bags too, not sure if it's the same one you linked, but they look like fun to make!

Wynn Walton said...

Wow what a great idea matching your gift bag to a card. As you say so easy to fold. So I'm off to have a play lol Wynn x

karalschuknecht said...

Great project, beautifully done. Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar Challenge. Karal DT