Romantic Rectangles Gift Bag



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Romantic Rectangles Gift Bag Workshop


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 Spellbinder Romantic Rectangles : WIZS5-090

Spellbinder Floral Ovals : WIZS4-356

Spellbinder Oval Die WIZS4 – 110

Couture Creations – Early Songbird Embossing Folder : EFC0723071

 Distress Ink Pad – Victorain Velvet :  DPVICTORIANVELVET

 Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet –  300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT – Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Double Sided Tape : Tape2s

or Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available

 Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Pearl Glue: CSPEAWHGLU

A4 Card Stock & Pink Polka Dot Ribbon – Different Ribbon Codes Available


Step by Step Instructions

Place the piece of A4 card onto the score board in a portrait position & score down the A4 gatefold mark: point number 4.

Turn the card to a landscape position & score on the no.2 point – which is 2.5cms if the board isn`t being used.


Now move the just scored line over to the no.1 point – 1.8cms & score at the no.6 point (A5 half fold 8.6cms)


Move the last score line to the start edge of the score board & score at the no.2 point.


5 Move last score point to the no.1 point & score again at the no.6 A5 half fold point. Place the last score point at the edge of the board and score at the no.2 point. This will be where the excess card needs to be trimmed away from.


Also trim away the bottom left hand corner section. Now cut up the 2 thinner embossed lines to make long box tabs. Once cut go back in & cut the shapes with a diagonal cut to make the box tabs as shown.


Place the piece on the score board matching up the base score line on no.3 point of the score board & go in and score the large squares only at the no.4 point.


8 Cut away the excess card leaving just the 2 long tabs & the shorter tabs on the other pieces.


Crease all the score lines in place. Fold the box in half leaving the side tab poking out of underneath.


10  Place the wonder tape on the side tab.


11  Now close the side edge over the tape to secure the box side into place. This will ensure an even line to the piece.


12 Now place more wonder tape to the inside of the base box tabs.


13 Tuck one of the larger box flaps in before closing one of the box flaps onto the
base. Now close the 2nd flap over the last flap


14 Before securing the other large box flap over the top.


15  This process gives a lovely neat open box that will now be in the centre of the romantic rectangle dies.


16  Place a romantic rectangles die onto some cream card & add the floral oval with the smaller plain oval inside (MAKE SURE that the cut line DOES NOT touch any metal else it can cut the die.


17  Now cut & emboss the pieces, alternatively the inner oval can be cut in 2 stages but as you can see there were no issues cutting it this way. Also cut a 2nd rectangle shape for the bag.


18 Adding 2 holes to the bag when it has already been made up can be easy when done in this way. Angle the cutting mat off the worktop / table & then punch the 2 holes in the card on the craft mat.


19  Once the front 2 holes have been made, place a pokey tool through the just made hole & mark the card the other side. Repeat this on the other hole before punching the holes using the same process with the mat.


20  Here is the finished look with the holes directly behind the front holes. Alternatively mark & punch the holes in the bag when it is at the flat stage.


21  Pass a length of dotty ribbon through the holes making sure the handles on both sides are the correct length before sticking the ends down onto the card.


22  Place some foam tape around the edges of the romantic rectangles shape. Leave the top section free of tape to allow the ribbon to lie underneath the gap.


23  Attached the rectangle to the bag making sure there is an even amount of card left around the edges.


24  Now add the foam tape directly to the reverse of the bag leaving a gap where the ribbon ends are.


25  Place the 2nd rectangle over the tape matching up the 2 pieces for a neat finish.


26  Emboss the oval waste that came out of the floral frame with either an embossing folder or the polka dot mask. Distress the piece with the Victorian velvet ink pad. Add the oval & the frame to the bag front using 3d glue.


27  Emboss the early songbird image onto some more cream card. Swipe the Victorian velvet ink pad over the embossed image or use some cut`n`dry foam for a lighter effect.


28  Using the edge of the embossing folder as a ruler, line it up at an angle across the bottom edge of the design. Score a faint line before making another line above the design parallel to the one just made.


29  Cut along the embossed lines cutting around any of the design that has been left out. Once the oval is dry place the cut piece onto the bag front & lay the rectangle die back over the card matching up the holes.


30  Secure the die to the card to ensure it doesn`t move once cut. Now add the cut songbird to the card using foam tape in the middle for added dimension.


31  Here is a close up of the songbird. It`s amazing the different ideas that can be used just from an embossing folder.



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One Response to Romantic Rectangles Gift Bag

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    This is so pretty and delicate and there are some very clever techniques. Thank you Suzanne for another wonderful project.
    love X

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