I was browsing a Martha Stewart Christmas book over lunch, and there were these adorable gift bags. The template was for a teensy bag (1/2x2). I modified the pattern.
Start with a piece of paper 5.5x11.75. Score across at 1.5 inches. Now, score at these intervals: .75, 1.5, 2.25, 6.25, 7, and 7.75. Cut off the first rectangle (the 1.5x.75 piece). If you decide to do handles, I found that marking a 2-inch line in the top center of the 4x4 panels gave a good guide. Assemble box-style! I attached magnets to the top to serve as a closure.
I coloured the images with markers, reinkers, and an aquabrush. I outlined the butterfly and leaves with a 10% cool grey prismacolor marker. I will eventually make 3x3 note cards that match the main design to include in the bag.
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 GMT Views: 3060