Fat Bottomed Foil Bag Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Fat Bottomed Foil Bag Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Fat Bottomed Foil Bag Tutorial

Ah the love of a pretty patterned vellum, turned into something pretty and unusual.

Vellum is notoriously tricky to work with at times, but ours is such superior quality (of course…!) that it is possible to gently work it into a lovely looking box and that’s exactly what I wanted to show today.

I love the look of the shape of this box and with the added light showing through that gives it the criss cross look, it just adds to the ‘fancy feel’ of it.

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It is super simple to make though, just be sure to not score too hard or you may crack, or worse, split the vellum

Enjoy the video, and yes, you can see the gorgeous pattern better with the natural daylight.

S xx

Dimensions when finished – 3x3x3″ (7.5×7.5×7.5cm)

Cardstock – 9 x 9″ (22.5 x 22.5cm)

Score on each side at 3″ (7.5cm)


Products used and showcased

Cardstock – Whisper White, Fancy Foil Vellum in Gold and Silver

Punches – Extra Large Oval, Decorative Label

Stamp Set – Num Num

Other – Taffeta Ribbon in Gold and Silver, Candy Dots, Candy Dot Brad Bases

Sam xx

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  1. I really like these bags, Sam, and will definitely have to get some of the foil vellum!

    One question on the adhesive though… with the foil side down, couldn’t you just apply it to both edges of each of the squares that form the outer faces of the bag? For people like me it would minimise the chance of sticking myself and my bag to my work surface! 😀

  2. Karen S says:

    Great Vellum Bag, looks wonderful – not looking forward to closing it though, I have the same trouble as you when it comes to tying bows, especially with the Metallic Taffeta Ribbon (which I absolutely love!). I want to try a smaller version of this bag (I like teeny tiny things!?!) so I imagine I will get into even more trouble with the bow on that one! Thanks for another great project Sam.

  3. Great box!
    Want to share a tip with you;
    to avoid sticking the vellum ( or other materials) to your gridpaper when using Fast Fuse;
    use your silicone mat , it’s in the cathalogue 😉
    I see Deb Valder ( SU demonstrator, USA) use that mat every time..

  4. This is a very, very elegant bag, a bit troublesome to fold and stick together but totally worth it. I imagine this boxes as gifts for guests at a wedding, they would look lovely.
    Sam, I’ve seen you struggle with feeding ribbon through small holes before and I have a suggestion for you…..Use a tapestry needle to do it, the needle has a big hole to easily thread the ribbon through and that way you wont have to use your paper piercing tool, which can hurt your finger, or the scoring tool either, I hope you give it a try for next time.
    Paper Hugs.

  5. Marthea W Aust says:

    Love the box
    Love watching you struggle with your bows, like I do.

    I suggest you try a needle threader to thread your ribbon through small holes.
    And I was also a little puzzled at how you applied the fast fuse, I agree with Sue, I will apply it all on the back either side of the middle square.

    Keep up the good work, we LOVE your VIDEOS and PROJECTS.
    Thanks for sharing…

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