Shaped Gift Bag

It's that time of year when many of us go out to search for the perfect gifts to give to our friends and loved ones. Once you find that perfect gift, what better way to present it than in a stunning handmade gift bag?!

Hi there, it's Tanisha here with my very first post as a member of the Cheery Lynn Designs DT!! I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing team and to present my first project to you today.

I created this gift bag using 2 different sets of nested dies: French Flair and Coved Rectangle

I started by using the largest French Flair Die to cut 2 panels from a 6x6 paper pack with my Epic Six Die Cut Machine. I inked the edges and then set aside.

Next, I cut a 12"x 3 1/2" strip from patterned paper and scored 1/2" from the edges of the long ends and 4" from the shorter ends and then folded, as shown. NOTE: I wanted this to be wide so I could fit a nice size present in it, but you can vary it to fit your needs. Just cut the strip 1" wider than you need because you're going to need to score 1/2" on each side to attach the panels.

I folded the strip, as shown and used a strong liquid glue on the corners. I used the clips just to hold it in position, once dried, I removed them.

I adhered the folded strip to one of the panels, a little closer to the bottom to leave room to punch holes for the handles.

I adhered the second panel to the strip and ensured that the bag was straight before the glue dried completely.

Next, I die cut 2 panels using the 2nd and 3rd largest Coved Rectangles. I inked the edges and then layered them using foam adhesive for dimension. I matted it with a piece of red patterned paper and then adhered to the front of the gift bag about 1/2" from the right side.

Finally, I decorated the bag with flowers, a clip, pearls, and a sentiment. I punched holes in the top and used ribbon to create the handles.

Here's a close up of the front

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope this project has inspired you to make one of your own for any occasion! Be sure to come back everyday to see what our amazing DT is up to!!

Until next post...have a scrappy day!


  1. Your bag is gorgeous Tanisha!!!
    very creative!
    Thanks for the great inspiration!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  2. SOOOO Amazing! The flowers, everything is just perfect!!

  3. Tanisha, this is lovely and a great step by step tutorial. Your flowers are fabulous. Great job.

  4. This gift bag totally rocks Tanisha! How clever can you get?/!! :-) and the tutorial is fantastic... now I just have to try this myself!

  5. This looks great and is a fantastic idea. I know I'm always needing a gift bag and this is the perfect solution. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. Really love this vintage look!! Great job!

  7. I really love your vintage design. The bag is beautiful.


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