Double Pocket Bag
by Jenn Diercks
For a perfect treat for anyone, fill this easy-to-create bag with cards or cocoa - whatever you can fit!
- Paper Trimmer with scoring blade
- 12" x 12" piece of patterned paper
- Sticky Strip
- Horizontal Slot Punch
- Cardstock for decorating front
- Bone Folder
Lightly score the 12" X 12" patterned paper at 1" and 11".
Fold on score line and adhere, showing reverse side of paper.
Rotate cardstock 90 degrees, then score the 12" side at 3 ½" and 8 ½".
Fold on score lines.
Adhere the overlapping part to create a flat tube.
Score at 4 ¾", 5", and 5 ¼" as shown.
Fold in half, burnishing folds with bone folder.
Fold all score lines. The center score line will be folded up toward the center of the bag.
Place a small amount of Sticky Strip at the center of the bag. Use only a small piece or the bag will not stand as well when finished.
Adhere bag together. It should stand freely at this point
Using the horizontal slot punch, punch through just the top layer of folded paper. The punch rests inside of the pocket.
Thread ribbon through the holes. Here, a small piece of Sticky Strip was used to adhere the ribbon to itself.
Finish putting the ribbon onto the first side.
Flip the bag over and repeat steps 11 - 12 for the other side of the bag.
Finish by decorating and embellishing the front of the bag.
The front of the bag measures 5" X 4 3/4" and the base is only about 1/2" thick.