Hand Made Cards

A Little Christmas Inspiration!

Hello Crafters

Its been a busy old-time again, I have had a change around and moved my craft room to another location. It was either that or I would have to move my bed out of my bedroom as the crafting had taken over!

My wonderful other half has given up his spare bedroom so I have totally taken over with all the crafting bits ‘n’ bobs, and my brother and son came down last weekend and fitted some worktops and units, so I finally have a fully functioning craft room to call my own. I feel so very lucky!

Now the craft room is in full swing, I wanted to make some little gifts for Christmas, and came across a few ideas and thought I have a go, and boy was I so chuffed I tried these ideas!

Gift Bag Large 1

A Simple Gift Bag

I wanted a simple bag to put some little things in, so I made this using an A3 (UK) sheet of card.


  • A Score Board & Stylus
  • Stamps – To make name tag
  • Dies of your choice to cut decorative element.
  • Accessories – Ribbon for handle, Hole punch, Scissors & Clear Glue.


  1. Take your A3 sheet and score at the following on the long edge – 6 cm,20 cm, 26 cm, 40 cm
  2. Turn your card/paper 90 degrees and score – 5 cm both ends.
  3. Fold all the score lines with your bone folder to give crisp folds. This helps the shape of the bag.
  4. Leaving the top edge folded over, make holes in the two larger sections to thread the ribbon through to make handles.
  5. Starting at the long edge, snip up to the first score line, this forms the base. You can remove the last small section on top and bottom as this forms the seam to the bag.
  6. You need to make a further score in-between the first and third sections to make the side fold of the bag. See diagram Gift Bag Template.
  7. Glue the small edge to the inside of the first edge.
  8. Square the bag up and tuck in the flaps at the bottom, then glue them in place.
  9. Add Ribbon. Can be held by brads instead of making holes if you prefer.
  10. Decorate as desired.

This bag is very simple, very easy and can be sized up or down, depending on what you would like. It’s also very quick.

Gift Bag Large 2

I hope this has given you inspiration to have a try….it certainly looks good when they have gifts inside! I stuffed tissue paper in mine first then threw in lots of different little things for christmas fun.

I wonder what ideas you have for yours?


Kim x