Sunday, March 18, 2012

ballerina gift bag from an A4 envelope

Continuing with the music theme for the March Happy Daze challenge, I decided to use some Tim Holtz tissue tape and lost Coast's Ballerina 2 to make a simple gift bag from a A4 envelope.

To make the bag cut the envelope to 9 inches long. Use the cut off part to make the tag.
score the sides and base of envelope at 1.5 inches and fold. Score 3 inches from the top and fold this to the inside of the bag. Do not make up the bag until all the inking is done. Attach the tissue tape all the way around the bag leaving a little space.

Fold back the bottom 1.5 inch and ink with vintage photo distress ink below and just above the tape.
Stamp Abstract foliage along the bottom with vintage photo.

Fold into the bag shape, glue the base triangles to the base of the bag.

Punch holes in the top, attach the tag (which was simply stamped, inked and coloured with pencils)

Tie ribbon through holes.


  1. Absolutely brilliant, Joanne - love this idea x

  2. gorgeous Joanne - a lovely stamp

  3. What a very sophisticated gift bag. This would have cost quite a few quid. Love how the ribbon is threaded too.

  4. This is a beautiful gift bag. Love the ballerina image and the soft colours.

  5. I really love the simplicity of this design. All the lines are so clean & the netural palette is just perfect.

  6. Love your blog Joanne. Great gift bag, really love the design. Michelle x

  7. Hi Joanne, Sorry I've not been around much, holidays, lacking internet you know the stuff that gets in the way:0) You have been busy, this is gorgeous!! I love your bag it's super! Gay xxx

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  9. A lovely stamp you used for it..i'd like to use it when i wanna give touch to Gift Card envelopes.


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