Pootles Advent Countdown 2017 #12 Stylish Red Gift Bags

Pootles Advent Countdown 2017 #12 Stylish Red Gift Bags

There’s something rather lovely about simple 2 colourways as decor, whether it’s as home decor or parcel decor. And while yes I have that green sprig, these bags are all about the black and the red.

I wanted something that was less ‘traditional’ Christmas and more stylised in a way. And that’s where my thoughts were heading when I pulled out real red cardstock and started designing.

And I rather like the finish!

I also wanted to share an easy ‘use it up’ project if you have bits of festive papers left over and you’re not sure what to do with them! This is what you do! Add a little pop of pattern on a bag!

My bags are made using a sheet of cardstock that I’ve trimmed so that anyone can make them, whether you use International A4 or 8.5 x 11. I’m sure we could come up with a universal size of 8 x 11 that would suit everyone….!

Have a super Friday everyone!

S x

Cardstock bag – 8 x 11″ (28 x 20cm)

Score on the LONG side at 3-1/4, 5-1/4, 8-1/2, 10-1/2″ (8, 13, 21, 26cm)

MARK on the LONG side at 4-1/4, 9-1/2″ (10.5, 23.5cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 2″ (5cm)

Cardstock for top – 3 x 3-1/4″ *7.5 x 8cm)

DSP for top – 2-3/4 x 3″ (7 x 7.5cm)

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Sam Hammond

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  1. Nice box , love your bangles xx

  2. Anne Lumsden says:

    What a bright and cheerful Bag. TFS

  3. Love the bag Sam, they will be so useful. Great video too,glad to see that it’s not only me that has those crafty moments one after the other . Have a great Friday

  4. Beautiful! These really appeal to me, Sam! Thank you! I typically wrap gifts in solid red, green and brown. You mentioned the other day while making the mitten tags to color code! My daughter’s gifts are always mostly red, my son’s mostly green and my husband gets the combo of red and green or kraft/brown. Love these bags!

  5. Love your bags! Where did you purchase your magnets? I am in the U.S. so I might not be able to use the same supplier. Thank you. Teresa

  6. I really like this. Perfect to put mints in for the church staff!

  7. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Those are so pretty. Love the magnet idea. You are so funny.

  8. Great project Sam

  9. Love this little bag. Great with that topper on it and the magnet closure. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  10. Chris Grosh says:

    I too am wondering where you purchased the magnets and can you put in print what they are? I was hoping they would be part of your supplies list 🙂

    Thank you.

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