Jenn Diercks at SplitCoaster Stampers has a great tutorial for a Double Pocket Bag here. It is a great project and only takes one 12x12 sheet of paper and some scraps. I made this one plus a card to go with it for the Gift Set Challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.
It only took a few minutes to fold and make the bag. It took me longer to find the embellishments I wanted to use. I thought this wouldn't be too frilly to use for a male gift bag and card. The hounds-tooth print and the ric-rac give it a country feel. The santas were puchouts I got at Big Lots. The poinsettias are from Prima. The paper is from a "BIG ideas" specialty Christmas book. It's the same book I used to make the village scene card.
I plan on making a few of these bags for the school bus driver, the teachers at my grandson's elementary school and just to have on hand for unexpected needs.
|I have two envelopes of hot cocoa mix and 2 small candy bars in the bag. There is still room to put more.|
|The bag alone. The background paper is foil. It was a little difficult to crease, but still worked fine.|
|The card alone. I haven't finished the inside yet.|