What a great way to give a small gift or gift card. See how easy and fun these can be.
Let's get started! Gather your supplies: Real Red and Vanilla card stock, October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker patterned paper, punches, lunch sack.
Next, if you want to create a fun scalloped edge for your gift bag, now is the time to do that. Glue the lunch bag top on to the card stock. (Make sure to glue it all the way down to the scored line so your "gift" cannot fall out.) It is easiest to apply the glue to the back of the brown bag and glue it into place first.
Now, let's create the belly band closure. Our card stock band is 2" x 8-1/2" and the patterned paper is 1-3/4" x 8-1/2". You will need to decide what you are going to put in your bag so you will know how tight or loose to make the belly band. If you have something very thick, you may have to increase the 8-1/2" length. To fit the bag with a gift card or money, we folded our band at 2-1/2" from both ends.
To embellish the band, you can always add a sentiment (Happy Birthday, Congrats, etc.) but we chose to create a flower. We punched three scallop circles, wadded them up and layered them together. We did create "petals" by cutting in part way on the top scallop.
We used one of the Epiphany Studio Tools and clear bubble caps to create our coordinating center.
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Melissa & Gayla