The easiet gift bag I've made yet!

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.
Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave a comment if you'd like.  If you haven't left a comment about the mini tutorial, please do so here.


  1. Beautiful job on the CSAYL challenge Sue! I absolutely LOVE your idea of filling the bag with hot cocoa mix! Thanks for playing along with us :-)


I love to read your messages, thanks!! Sue