All That Stickles {Black Friday/Shopping Blog Hop}

November 17, 2013

Welcome to the Black Diamond Deals Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

The biggest shopping day of the year is just around the corner, and the ATS design team has put together some fun, sparkly shopping projects to help inspire those shopping lists! (And maybe the shine from all the glitter will help wake you up in the middle of the night to hit the stores!)

 If you've come from Sonia's blog, you're in the right place! If you've just come across the hop, please visit All that Stickles.


Since the theme is shopping - I am sure some of you would have already started shopping for Christmas. And with shopping - there are gifts.. and with gifts - there's wrapping! Gift bags can be costly at times - so, I thought it would be fun to have a quick tutorial on how to make your very own customized gift bags without the need to measure, score or use a cutting machine.

Here's the step-by-step on how to DIY your own gift bag.

1. Get a piece of 12x12 patterned paper and fold the top over about an inch. Use a bone folder to smoothen out the crease. If you are using a single-sided patterned paper like me - make sure the pattern is on the outside.

2. Next, with the crease you just made (at the top), fold both sides of the paper in - towards the middle. Here, just adjust according to the size of your gift. Make one side is overlapping the other. Adhere it with the adhesive of your choice. You can use washi tape too.

3. Then fold the bottom upwards - about 2-3 inches. This again, is dependent on the size of your gift. The bigger your fold is, the smaller your gift bag will be.

4. Next, fan out the fold like an alligator mouth :)

5. Fold the top and bottom towards the middle like so - and adhere it down. I am using washi here but you can use anything you want as long as it is strong - so that your gift is secured.

6. Finally, fold the top down to seal your gift bag. You can also opt to punch two holes and thread a ribbon through!

And here is the finished product! A lovely gift bag with a personalized gift tag! I am using the All Girl digital stamp from The Stamping Chef and I colored it in with my Copic markers. Of coz I had to add some razzle dazzle to it by adding some Worn Lipstick & Diamond Stickles.


We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday November 20th at All that Stickles.

$15 Gift Certificate
7 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice

3 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice
(If you email TSC letting them know you're hopping with us, you'll receive a free image!)

2 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Karen N.'s blog! 

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Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Let's Talk Turkey Linky Party!

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  1. This gift bag tutorial is brilliant! And I love the tag!

  2. GREAT idea . . . and GREAT job on the tutorial!!! Thanks so much for sharing . . . and for the inspiration!!!


  3. Love the tag and the step by step instructions on how to make the bag great job.

  4. what a super fun project....


  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your project!!! Thanks for sharing

  6. Great project! Very simple and great way to coordinate it with your creations =)

  7. Love the coloring on this bag! Thanks for the instructions!

  8. Great tute Angeline, I love that gift bag! :)

  9. Super cute bag. Thanks for the tutorial.

  10. Great tutorial for a fun gift bag project. Thanks for sharing this one!

  11. Great tutorial that image is awesome, and I just LOVE your project!

  12. So simple and such a statement! Thanks for the instructions


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