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Handbags made with Card and Designer Paper

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This cute handbag is great for giving small gifts from sweets or pretty soaps to jewellery. Choose your favourite Designer Series Paper and match with coordinating cardstock and ribbon. You could add a stamped image as a tag or on the front if you want.




Pacific Point  A4 Cardstock (116202) 29.9 cm x 16.5

or 30.5cm (12”) x 16.5 cm Brights 12” x 12” Cardstock Assortment Pack (131186)

and 16 cm x 4.5 cm or scraps for the bow.

Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack – Butterflies on Very Vanilla (138442)

9.2 cm x 13.2 cm and 9.2 cm x  9.9 cm and 4.5 cm x 1.5 cm – 9.2 cm is the width of the box check how the DSP pattern will show before cutting.



Pacific Point 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon (138429) 35 cm

Tear and Tape Adhesive (138995)

or Fast Fuse (129026)

Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Small piece of Velcro



Gift Bag Punch Board (135862)

Bow Builder Punch (137414)

1/8” (3.2 mm) Circle Handheld Punch (134365)




  1. Follow the directions on the Gift Bag Punch Board for cutting the large gift bag. If using A4 paper (29.9 cm long) the folding edge (tag) for taping the box together is thinner but still wide enough to make the large bag size. I recommend the Tear and Tape Adhesive or Fast Fuse Adhesive because of their strength.
  2. Turn the card over and punch along the two score lines/edges of what will become the front flap by the folding edge tag (top of the box).
  3. Trim the top of the card so that only one large flap remains (see photo) and score along the horizontal of flap.
  4. Punch the top of the longer piece of DSP (9.2 cm edge) on each side at the top end.
  5. Put the DSP into Gift Bag Punch Board and score lightly along the horizontal on the wrong side.
  6. Attach the DSP to the front of the box (the part with an extra flap) with adhesive but do not attach it to the flap yet.
  7. Fold the DSP and flap over together then attach with adhesive . This prevents the DSP being stretched too tight when you fold the flap down and tearing along the crease.
  8. Attach the 9.2 x 9.9 cm piece of DSP to the back of the box.
  9. Punch holes for the ribbon on the back of the box.
  10. Assemble the box using adhesive at the side and along the bottom.
  11. Thread the ribbon through each of the punch holes and tie a double knot in each end.
  12. Use adhesive to attach the end of each piece of ribbon (the small bit past the knot) to the inside of the box.
  13. Attach the small piece of DSP over the ribbon ends for a tidy finish.
  14. Attach one side of the Velcro to the inside of the flap and push down to attach other side to the front of box.
  15. Make a bow using the Bow Builder Punch and attach to the front of the box with a Mini Glue Dot.


Below are the video links for You Tube on using the Gift Bag Punch Board and the Bow Builder Punch or contact me for assistance.

Gift Bag Punch Board by Stampin’ Up!

Bow Builder Punch by Stampin’ Up!

RH17Non2 RH17Non3


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