Sunday, 13 June 2010

A bag a lope

Well, i have seen these "bag a lope" so many times but neve tried to make one until today.
You start with an envelope, i used one that measured 16cm x 23cm. Stick down the flap to start.
Then your score both sides and the bottom at 2.5 cm in from the edge then cut it down to 16.5cm x 16.
Fold the scored lines over and stamp your envelope on the side that the folds are underneath.
Then turn over and turn the scored lines the opposite way and stamp this side also.
Open the envelope out and at each side and press on the bottom so that it goes flat and looks like this

Then glue the pointed ends and turn back on the bottom of the bag,
then stand it up with opening at the top hold both sides together and punch 2 holes in.
Then cut a piece of ribbon thread it through the 2 holes and tie together you could add a tag if you wanted.
I used Melon Mambo, Soft Suede and Rich Razzelberry ink pads for mine i also used Friendship blooms stamp set.
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Luv Paula


Clare said...

Such a cute bag Paula will have to give that a go, thanks for the instructions honey. I love the stamp & colours you have used, i thought that was patterned paper you had used. Big hugs Clare xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Cool bag Paula, I'll have to have a try at that (so thanks for the instructions!) :o)