Saturday, December 19, 2009

Day 19 Christmas Post

Can you believe there are only 6 days left until Christmas? How the time has flown by. Well, for today's post I've made a small gift bag from a lunch sack. It's an oldie, but a goodie!

To start, use a plain lunch sack (mine was a white one, but a traditional lunch sack would work too), and trim the height to about 7-1/2". Measure the width of the lunch sack and cut a piece of Almost Amethyst card stock 8" high by the width that you measured (mine was 5-3/8") and another piece of Almost Amethyst card stock 10" high by the same width.

Position the sack (aligning the sack on the folded side first) on the longer piece and attach with adhesive. Decorate the shorter piece (here I used the Snow Buddies set from the Holiday Mini catalog) and attach to the other side, matching the lower edges of both pieces of card stock and adhere with adhesive. Score the longer piece of card stock along the top edge of the sack and fold. Decorate further as desired. I chose to add a trim from a piece of Bashful Blue card stock that was punched with the new Scallop Trim Border punch (coming with Sale-A-Bration on January 5th). To close the bag, I added a small piece of velcro that has adhesive on the back sides.

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