This is honestly the fastest gift bag ever!

All you need is a square block of cardstock – Stampin’ Up!’s designer series paper is perfect for this. And some embellishments.

As a secret aside I think I may have a bit of an addiction to DS paper. I really really love it but find it so hard to cut certain pieces because they are sooo pretty. I especially love it when they bring out special additions like the textured papers – I can’t wait to get my paws on the flocked set called Mocha Morning Speciality….mmmm.

As mentioned before I was focused on Big Top Suite this past week and here is a Nappy Fold bag I made using Big Top Birthday DS paper and the Builder Punch Petite Pennants.I did save time by embellishing with the Big Top Birthday Quick accents but it would be just as easy to stamp and colour an image.

And now – for those who have never folded a clothe nappy – are the directions.

I have a giant stack of DS paper that needs to be used and so the following sample was made using a retired Paper set called Fall Flowers from 2008/2009! Blush!!

Step one – fold paper in 1/2 on the diagonal.

You can start with any size square but this works well as a large bag that you could fill with sweet treats or other gift.

Step two is to fold bottom right cnr up and across. The horizontal formed should match the base line horizontal šŸ˜‰ It’s about 12,5 cm from the apex.

Fold left cnr up and across so as to match the top of the previous fold.
This is one of those times when I really love my bone folder as it neatens up the folds and makes such crisp and even lines. It’s a tool you will use time and time again and at only $11,95, it’s an essential basic in your craft box.

So simple and nearly done!

Bring down one of the top folds and fold along the crease.

Now you just need an embellishment!

For this bag I made a Squashy flower which I learned to make from the wonderful KG. They are really simple to make and look very effective. I think this one looks quite “antiquey”. They are made using the scalloped circle punch and then securing them with a brad. I think about 8 layers works well but you could do more. You then squish the petals together working from the inside out and then gently open up the petals. In keeping with flowers I did add a few Flower Designer brads along the edge which also helps hold the fold in place.

Quick and easy – these would make lovely teacher gift holders and so easy the kids could make them themselves.
There is pretty Christmas DS paper $18.95 for 12 sheets – that’s pretty reasonable for a gift bag!