Friday, May 24, 2013

A Scor-Pal and May Arts Gift Bag


Hello! It's Toni here with another Scor-Pal project.  Yesterday and today, the Scor-Pal team is hopping with the May Arts team. You should have arrived from DeeDee Catron and the UmWow Studio.  You will not want to miss any of the amazing projects put out by the Scor-Pal design team and the May Arts Ribbonistas.  For my part in this hop, I created a pleated gift bag*. 
For this project, you will need:
Cut the wrapping paper into a 12" by 12" square and place it pattern side up against the top fence of your Scor-Pal.  Score at 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 7", 8", 9", 10" and 11".   Score lines are shown here in white, in order to be visible against the pattern.
Flip the wrapping paper over and Score at 3/4", 1 3/4", 2 3/4", 3 3/4", 4 3/4", 7 1/4", 8 1/4", 9 1/4", 10 1/4" and 11 1/4".  
Crease the score lines in a back and forth motion, creating pleats that expand out from behind the two inch wide center panel.

 Line the outside edges of your 1 1/2" x 6" piece of cardboard with Scor-Tape.  I have used 1/4" wide Scor-Tape here. 
 Remove the backing of the Scor-Tape and adhere to center of the inside of the pleated gift wrap.
Line the exposed cardboard face along the edges as shown and then line the outside pleats of the gift wrap above the cardboard with Scor-Tape
Remove the backing from the adhesive on the cardboard and adhere the front and back panels of the gift bag to the cardboard base.  Then remove the backing from the adhesive on the outside pleats and adhere the sides, front and back, of the gift bag together. 
To create handles for the gift bag, open up the bag and line two pleats of equal distance from the center with 1/2" wide Scor-Tape.  Repeat on the opposite side.
Remove the backing from the Scor-Tape and adhere a 24" length of May Arts ribbon in a "U" shape to create one handle.  Repeat on the other side.
Thank you for reading along with my tutorial today.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Now, you will want to head off to see what brilliance Emily Lanham has in store for you.  Make sure you head back to the Scor-Pal blog to follow the links to yesterday's fabulous work.  Below, you can find links to all of today's stops on the hop!

Toni Storie (You are here.)

*I modified my gift bag tutorial from website called Paper, Plate, and Plane. 

Details - Paper: Gift Wrap, Cardboard; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, May Arts Ribbon. 

42 comments:

Shalu said...

Wow...lovely execution without any cutting of paper...brilliant...love it..!!

Margreet said...

great tutorial of a gorgeous gift bag!

Monica Edwards said...

Love the gift bag and the colors are amazing together

Chrissy said...

Now THAT is cool way to make a gift bag. I love the bold and bright color you chose.

Francesca said...

Nice gift bag! I will re-use for a girlfriend party :)

steph said...

Fabulous!!!!!!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Oh my!!! I have the perfect paper for this...what a great idea. thank you.

Sue D said...

How pretty with the pleats!

marylouh said...

Clever idea and very useful. thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your bag is just gorgeous. I have a Scor Pal but didn't realize there were so many things one could use it for. I best get "with it" and expand my scoring horizons. Thanks for the inspiration!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a perfect way to give a gift!

Ginny said...

Nice gift bag and so easy.

Jeannie Walsh said...

Awesome! I've never seen a pleated gift bag before. Or one made from gift wrap. Thank you for the tut!

scrappylady said...

Love this gift bag. So Clever!

Lynn said...

How cute .. I will make one for sure . Thank you for sharing.

Mare said...

Awesome gift bag! Thanks for sharing!

Billie A said...

Hello to a fellow Washingtonian I live in SW Washington.. I love your project and the details are simple, Thanks so much for the awesome project. I can see this would be fun to make.

Jean Bullock said...

I love this gift bag. The pleats make it extra special. The choice of paper was lovely. Thank you.

MB Isaac said...

I need to get better about using my scorpal. Really appreciate the tutorial

MB Isaac said...

love this gift bag! thanks for sharing the tutorial

Robyn said...

I love pleats!
pretty ribbon

Denise Bryant said...

Great gift bag idea!

Donna said...

Your gift bag is so unique! I love the pleats and this you did an awesome job! Thank you for sharing and for the tutorial.

Lucy said...

What a great idea-without spending so much money!

NWFlamingo said...

Gee...how fun is this! This would be a great use for the wrapping paper I have stockpiled for a rainy day?

Pat Y said...

Great idea. Good way to use up left over gift wrap.

snowbear said...

Great job...lovely pleated box.

Kathleen said...

WOW! Out of one piece of paper - that is amazing

Michele I said...

love the bag, thanks for sharing

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a beautiful gift bag!

Cheri said...

This pretty bag is so bright and cheerful. TFS.

Cheri - John 3:16
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k. smith said...

I so love your gift bag, the paper choice, pleats & ribbon handle gives it a very unique & elegant look. Thank you for including the detailed tutorial on making this beautiful bag.

sweet3blue / Lara said...

cool idea for a gift bag. :)

Janis said...

Oh, pretty! Oh, happy!! Oh, JOY!!!

Linda said...

What a wonderful idea... very well done!
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Regina Hamilton said...

That's a great idea. Thanks.

Carmen Nuland said...

What an interesting bag - thanks for the idea!

Caryn S said...

So unique! I love it!

Regena said...

Great tutorial of a gorgeous gift bag!

jusaweecatnap said...

Neato. Something new I haven't seen before. I can think of so many ways to use this sweet basket. And it's simple to make!

karahoward said...

What an amazing idea!! Can't wait to try - pinning right now

margret said...

Love this gift bag. Thank You for the tutorial