Card Bag

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My Cute Little Card Bag Tutorial



This is my first ever Tutorial so I hope I have included enough photos (but not too many) and that the instructions are clear enough for everyone regardless of ability.  Email me if you need any further assistance.

I’ve made my bag using Inches but have included measurements in Millimetres also for those that prefer to use them. This bag is made to fit Australian sized cards (148mm x 105mm(A6) or 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″).





  1. 2 x 10″ (254mm) x 7 1/2″ (191mm) pieces of Designer Series Paper (or cardstock)
  2. Paper Trimmer & Scorer.
  3. Sticky Strip
  4. Paper Snips.



Step 1. Score longer side of both pieces at 2″(51mm) and 8″ (203mm).

Step 2. Turn and score shorter side at 1 1/4″ (32mm) and 3 1/4″ (83mm). Fold all score lines.




Step 3. Take one piece and using your paper trimmer you need to cut 3/4″ (19mm) in on each side (as marked with X) between score lines, being careful not to go over score lines.








Step 4. Using paper snips cut along score line either side of section cuts just placed as shown. This will remove the cut section once both sides are done and create the lid section.








Step 5. Trim a small angled piece off top flap. This is how your 1st piece should now look. This is the back and lid section.







Step 6. Take 2nd piece of DSP and trim along score lines as previously. Make angled cuts in top section and remove top side pieces so you end up with a piece like that shown. This becomes the front and bottom sections.






Step 7. Place sticky trip on right side of flap as shown.









Step 8. Remove red liner on sticky strip and place base of 1st section onto 2nd section as shown taking care to match score lines. You should now have a piece like this.







Step 9. Place sticky strip on right side as shown.









Step 10. Place sticky strip on wrong side as shown.








Step 11. Remove liner tape from bottom section and join back side piece to bottom side piece. Do the same for front side section. You should now have something resembling this.








Step 12. Do the same for the top side sections to complete lid.








And this now should be what you end up with. All you need to do now is decorate it as you wish. If you have used DSP you can use the left over pieces to make some co-ordinating cards to go inside.




Here are some examples of finished boxes and some cards:




This is my finished tutorial box. I’ve used the Round Tab punch, 1″ circle punch, Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon and Antique Brass Hodgepodge to decorate and complete my box.




This is one made using the Spring Fling DSP and I’ve started making some cards to match using the left over DSP.








This is of course my cute little card box that I first made.







This final one is using some of the Berry Bliss DSP and the One of a Kind stamp set.





Tutorial created by Nicole Stalker and


Enjoy and please leave a comment and include a link to your creations.

My cute little bag

I can’t take full credit for what I’m going to show you today as I first saw something similar on Jayne Mercer’s blog here (on 8/8/08) and she found it here on Josee Smuck’s site. It got me thinking about adapting the pattern so you could pick up the ribbon handle and take the whole thing instead of just the lid. (I could see that happening anyway so maybe someone else could too). So my idea was to move the handle but I also thought about making the lid as one with the box. I also wanted to be able to fit some standard size cards into the bag.

Before I had time to fiddle with this, as I did all those other projects first, I came across an adaptation to the original Bag that Carol Dunstan had made here. Carol had the same idea as me of relocating the handle onto the base of the bag and also increasing the size to fit our cards. However I hadn’t worked out how I was going to do my ribbon relocation as yet, so I’ve pinched that idea from Carol, I’m sure she won’t mind.

So on Sunday I spent some time adapting the original tutorial by Josee Smuck so that it would fit our sized cards and gave it a flip lid. This is how it turned out.


Fall Flower Card Bag shut



And with the lid open


Fall Flower Card Bag open


I still want to tweak this a little bit more but overall I’m happy with the end result. I should be able to fit 6 cards and envelopes in this comfortably. Guess I need to make some cards to match to put inside now….

In case you were wondering, there is not stamping at all on this bag.

Card: Fall Flowers DSP, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Antique Brass Hodgepodge, Bashful Blue Striped Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch.