How to make a handmade HUGE paper gift bag from 1 piece of 12" x 12" Stampin' Up! paper video tutorial

How to make a handbag size paper gift bag video tutorial by Lisa Barton, Vintage Celebrations

My handbag size paper gift bag takes just 15 minutes to make, uses just 1 sheet of 12" x 12" patterned paper and is the perfect gift wrapping & packaging for gifts - you can theme it to match the recipients tastes & styles and imagine their delight when you present your gift in this gorgeous gift bag! It's part of our Mothers Day gift making week!

Inspired by the ever popular Radley range of handbags this gift bag is simple, quick, easy and inexpensive to make - perfect! Ready to get started? Check out the video tutorial to follow along!

The pom poms are a cute addition nabbed from the Sale-a-bration promotion Heartfelt Banner project kit(free with purchases of £45+ & ending 31st March so hurry!)  and really finish the handbag off perfectly :) 

The pom poms are strung with the equally delightful Sweet Sorbet accessory pack twine - also free with orders over £45 in Sale-a-Bration promotion! I've used the pom poms in a few other projects recently such as my Spring Fairy peg doll & pom pom bluebird and will be using them a lot for forthcoming Easter projects in a few weeks time!

How to make a handbag size paper gift bag by Lisa Barton Vintage Celebrations

I've used Stampin Up's retro fresh designer series paper coordinated with Bermuda Bay cardstock. The top note die cut enclosure is made using a different piece of paper from the same Retro Fresh paper range - I love these vibrant, fresh, funky designs! 

I've used some retired ribbon in this project but you'll hear in the video how Coastal Cabana ruffle edge trimwould be a perfect substitute! Tools wise, I've just used the Stampin Up Top Note dieStampin Trimmer/Scorer, a standard office hole punch, the scallop edge border punch, and the 1 3/8" circle Stampin Up punch and a couple of Stampin up silver mini brads.

Keen to get started? Grab your supplies from my Stampin Up shop by clicking here!