Thursday, September 05, 2013

Buckle Purse Gift Bag

This adorable Buckle Purse Gift Bag is perfect for gift giving or party favors!  It measures approximately 6-1/2" x 5" (7" with handle) x 2" and is compatible with both the 8-1/2x12 and 12x12 mats.  It is easy to open and close and comes with a large pocket, which is perfect for holding a card or tag.  You could even adhere the pocket on the inside to make it look more like a purse!

Here is the tutorial:
1.  Cut out the box pieces and fold on the score lines.  Apply adhesive on the three tabs as shown in the photo.
2.  Adhere the two pieces together so they look like this.
3. Bring the side over and adhere to form the box.
4.  For the bottom, tuck in the two side tabs.
5.  Then add adhesive to the large pieces edge and adhere closed.
6.  Cut out the pocket, handle and buckle pieces.  Fold on the score lines and add adhesive to the pocket as shown.
7.  Adhere the pocket sides to the bottom...
8.  Then adhere to the back of the purse (or the inside...or both!).
9.  Insert the handle into the slots.
10. Then push the buckle pieces up on the long tabs.
11. Tuck the tabs in the slots to close. 

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