August 29, 2016

DCWV - Gift Bag Tutorial

Today I have a tutorial which takes plain gift bags and easily transforms them into colorful treats for gift giving with papers from the gorgeous DCWV Watercolor Stack.  This stack is available at both Hobby Lobby and Joanns.
  • Select patterned card stock from the DCWV Watercolor Stack and a couple of plain gift bags.
  • Disassemble the handle from the bags.
  • Cut card stock 1/4 inch smaller than the size of gift bag and adhere the card stock to the bag with the Scotch Advanced Tape glider.
  • Punch holes from the inside of the bag using the previously punched holes as a guide.
  • Trim tags from the sheet of tags from the DCWV Watercolor Stack.
  • Trim decorative strips of papers and sentiments from another sheet of DCWV Watercolor Stack. 
  • Assemble tags to front of bag layering on top of strips of paper.
  • Optional: die cut or punch circle from coordinating paper and adhere to tag as an embellishment.
  • Adhere sentiment tag on top of circle.
  • Hand cut flags and adhere to bag as an accent.
  • Replace ribbon handle with original handle or substitute decorative ribbon.
  • Add gift and tissue paper to transformed gift bag.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!


  1. They are beautiful. Very creative. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  2. Wonderful bags! I love that you even replaced the handles with something more pretty than the plain cording. That watercolor stack is so pretty!

  3. Taking the ordinary to the extraordinary! Great job Sukie.

    Have a crafty day, Sonja
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  4. Wow, Sukie, these are absolutely stunning!! They look so elegant and beautiful!! I love the papers and you showcase them perfectly!! Fabulous tutorial, too!! Love these my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  5. Oh WOW! They look Fantastic Sukie! The colors are amazing and they make those bags so sleek & Stylish@! Love it! :)


  6. Sukie, these are gorgeous! They are sweet bursts of sunshine straight to the heart. :o) You have always used DCWV papers so beautifully.. I hope you know how inspiring you are. You have such a lovely gift and I'm grateful to have crossed paths with you many moons ago! Your tutorial is lovely, too! These bags are precious gifts in and of themselves. Thank you for the sweet inspiration. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  7. They are just Gorgeous!!Stunning job my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  8. Beautiful bags...the papers are gorgeous!