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


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...

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


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
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
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.

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