Monday, July 5, 2010

Paperbag card by Jorunn

Paper bags can be used to a lot of things, some have their lunch in it, some buys candy in it,
Inge made a wonderful gift bag using one, remember??
And I have made a card using a paper bag!
And I would like to show you how to....

 * A paper bag
*Stamped image
*Some card stock
* Pattern papers

Now let's get started...
 Fold the paper bag in two, and you have the card base ready.

Glue the flip on the bottom of the folded paper bag, on top and bottom.
The flap now makes a perfect money pocket.

Now we are ready to start decorating the 
paper bag card base...

Cut pattern papers to fit the front of the paper bag.
Decorate the pattern papers all done, with the stamped images and all the embellishments, before you glue it on the paper bag front.

Now we are ready to decorate the inside of the paper bag card.
Cut pattern papers to fit the money pocket flip, 
and you also need pattern papers on the other side of the open paper bag card.
Again, decorate them all done, before you glue them on the paper bag.

On the side of the paper bag card there is an opening... 
you know; where you would put something in the bag, if you used it as a bag...  :o)
That opening is perfect to put a pull out tag in,
and I always write my personal greetings on this tag.

Measure the size of the opening, both wide and depth,
and make a tag that fits into the opening. 
I have used bazzil card stock to make my tag.

Decorate the tag, with some of the left over pattern papers.
I have also used a Tim Holtz clip and put a ribbon through it, so it makes it easy to pull out.

And now the paper bag card is finished....
The fabulous image is Willow with coffee to go,  from The City Girl 2 Collection,
colored in with Copic Sketch Markers. 

I hope you liked my tutorial, and that you want to try making a paper bag yourself... 
it is a lot of fun to make and a lot of fun to give away too!

Have a great day! 


  1. I just looooove it! Certainly gonna use it.
    Hugs Ingrid

  2. Such a wonderful idea!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration! :)

  3. what a perfect card to present with a paperbag mini album its so thrilling i know i am going to make one of these real soon..i LOVE your idea..fantastic thank you for sharing and your tutorial hugs janet

  4. Such a great tutorial, using a paper bag! Love it!

  5. Wow hun this is just awesome
    Hugs jacqui x

  6. WOW! Totally awesome, Jorunn! Love it!♥

    Helt fantastik tutorial og nydelig resultat! *Ü*

    Big hugs,

  7. what a great tutorial, I may not use a bag but I think I will use the idea, thanks

  8. Absolutely stunning thanks for the tutorial.
    Christine x

  9. Totally out of this world..... Very clever & best out of waste too... I love that concept... Thanks a ton for sharing.... :)


  10. I knew it was possible, but never done it..thanks for this clear tutorial...will make one soon!
    xxx Margreet

  11. Fantastic!!! Thanks for this tutorial. I will make one soon!

  12. hi do love this bag by tanja

  13. génial reste plus qu'à trouver la poche en papier!!!!
    bisous claudine

  14. Lovely one would guess there is a plain brown bag hiding under there!

  15. Very clever. I can't wait to try it!

  16. Wow, that's just wonderful! Thank you for sharing that.

  17. Really pretty card. Gotta practice doing what you did. thanks for sharing. It's such a neat idea.


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  19. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing it.

    God bless,
    author of The Princess and the Pee

  20. Love your paper bag card! Thanks for the tutorial!


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