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Free Gift Bag Making Idea - Happy Holidays Gift Bag 

Happy Holidays Bigger Bag & Topper 
Designed by Alice Golden


Supplies Needed: 

Kreate-a-bag® Deluxe Gift Bag Making Kit with Toppers
(specific templates used: Bigger Bag template & Topper template – included in the above kit)

Patterned Papers:
Hip Stripes, Hip Presents – Creative Imaginations

Hip Holiday – Creative Imaginations

Hip Holiday Tags – Creative Imaginations

Red & White Polka Dot ribbon – Kids Trim (Sam), Making Memories

Ruby Gemstone Fasteners – Magic Scraps/Advantus
Large white brads – Limited Edition Rubber Stamps

Freezer Paper, Reynolds


  1. The first thing you will want to do is to make your own large sheet of paper by ironing 3 full sheets of Hip Stripes paper to freezer wrap. Set your iron on a high setting and use a firm surface to iron on. The goal is to make a sheet which is larger than the template, so it’s okay to let some of the scrapbook paper hang off the edge of the freezer paper.
  2. When you have your large sheet of custom paper, follow the directions that come with the template to make a “bigger bag” using the face template to determine which part of the paper will become the front of the bag – in this way you can ensure that the seams where you pieced the papers together will be on the sides or at the back of the bag. When you place the largest template on the paper, the opening closest to the wide edge will become the front of the bag.
  3. After you have folded the edges of the bag, but before you have adhered the sides together, is the time to add any embellishments such as eyelets, brads, etc. For this bag you should attach 3 holiday tags using the gemstone fasteners to the front as shown. Continue forming the bag according to the instructions provided with the templates.
  4. Use the red and white polka dotted ribbon to make handles and attach to the bag using the large white brads.
  5. Use the bag topper te mplate to make a bag topper out of Hip Presents paper. Add border stickers fro m Hip Holiday set as shown and cover gap on sides with coordinating stickers fro m set.

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