Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hummingbird Designer Bag

These bags are so popular right now I had to try one for myself. And a lot of the girls on one of my yahoogroups was making them so I had to join in. Glad I did they are a lot of fun to make. Think I will be making more of these for Birthday bags and for Christmas giving.
The hummingbird is a rub-on that my friend picked me up from Michael's. Love them and they are all glittery. So pretty, I thought it would work great with the sky designer paper I got a while ago at Joanne's Fabric. The rest of the card stock is from SU.
I would like to thank everyone for the prayers for my brother Arnie, they are so much appreciated. Bonnie, you ask what state, it is MN.

Supplies needed:
Brocade Blue, Whisper White Card Stock
Designer Paper
Black and White Gel Pens
Cutter and score blade
Red Liner Double Sided Tape
Pop Dots
Round Punch, Scalloped Round Punch, 1/4 circle punch and Tab Punch
Cut Brocade Blue Card Stock @ 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and score all 4 sides @ 1 inch. Cut in to the score line on cut on two sides to make tabs for folding in. On opposite sides. Add adhesive to tabs and fold in to form a box. This is the bottom of your bag.
Cut designer paper @ 5 1/2 x 11 add adhesive on one short side and one long side. Make sure your paper is going the right way for your design. You put the adhesive on the part you want to be on the inside of the bag.
Peal off liner tape and starting in the middle at the side of your box. You will want the bottom edge of your designer paper to be on the bottom edge of the box. Slowly wrap around and press as you go to secure. You can secure by rubbing your fingers on the inside of the box, it will make your adhesive stick good this way. When you get to the last side of the box, meeting the starting, you will want to take the adhesive off the side piece so you can secure when the pieces come together. Once this is done take you hand inside and press down good to secure the seam.
Cut Brocade Blue @ 1 1/2 x 11 and take your corner rounder or the new scalloped punch and scallop the long edge. Only one side. See sample. Cut a piece of designer paper @ 1 x 11 and add to the piece you just did. Center as good as you can. Now you want to add your dots with your white gel pen. Then add with adhesive to the bottom of your bag. Bottom edge of card stock to bottom edge of bag. Wrap around and adhere together at the end.
Punch out two Brocade Blue Tabs for the top of your bag for closing, Fold in half punch with 1/4 punch in top of folded tabs, add white dots with gel pen. Adhere to top of bag in the center. Add ribbon, through the punched holes.
With Brocade Blue Punch out large Scalloped Circle. Add white dots with gel pen to scallops.
Punch out circle for image, rub on image, used black gel pen and add dots or dashed lines around edge of circle to add depth for the image. I used a hummingbird. Add pop dots to the back of the blue scalloped circle and adhere the white round circle to the front of that and attach to the front of the bag. Here is a different view with a brighter background of my bag.
These make such cute gift bags. You could also add a tag with to and from on the ribbon. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed today's project.
Angel hugs


Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

I did one a few weeks ago and they are fun! Yours is gorgeous!!!

Juanita D. said...

Beautiful bag, Debby! and I love your new blog header! Hope your brother is progressing well. Take a moment for yourself also, since you have been so busy lately. Hope your week is good.

stampinc said...

Your bag is fabulous!! I just love the hummingbird.

Wanda. said...

Your bag is FABULOUS!!!