Stampin’ Up! Cute Animal Cookie Gift Bags

A friend asked me if I could design a gift bag for her daughter’s birthday party. She is going to bake cookies with the kids and each kid gets to take home three cookies.

Measurements

The cookies are about 3” x 3”. So I made a gift box that meausures 3 1/2” wide, 4” high and 1 1/2”.  The cardstock measures 10 3/8” x 7”.

Score on the long side at: 3 1/2”, 5”, 8 1/2” and 10”. Score on the short side at: 1 1/2” and 5 1/2”. Also on the short side, score at 4” but only from the first to the second scoreline and from the third and the fourth scoreline. This means you only score the sides of the giftbag. Now score the diagonal lines as indicated on the template. Fold an burnish the scorelines and cut as indicated on the template. For the front flap I rounded the corners.

Assembling the Gift Bag

To assemble the giftbag just adhere the smal tap to the back of the gift bag and fold and glue the bottom flaps. To close the bag you just pinch in the sides so they fold on the scorelines and the front and the back of the bag touch each other just at the top.

To keep the flap closed I used some velcro dots.

Embellishing

To embellish the bags we used some dsp. The mats needed are:
Front and back: 3 3/8” x 3 7/8” (2 pieces)
Sides: 1 3/8” x 2 3/8” (2 pieces)
Flap: 3 3/8” x 1 3/8”

We decided to stamp and color all kinds of animals to stick to the front of the gift bags.

We used Butterflies from the “Butterfly Gala” stamp set.

The dinosaurs are from a retired stamp set.

The kangaroo is from the “Animal Outing” stamp set.

The elephant is from the “A Little Wild” stampset.

We had fun making these bags. I think it is a simple way to gift the homemade cookies.

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