gift bags · Papercraft

Gift Bag with Heat Embossed Wooden Veneer detail.

Hello everyone, so I’m back with my normal tutorials again and the Christmas projects have been parked now until November.

Today I’m sharing this pretty 8 x 3 gift bag with heat embossed wood veneer detail.


I was looking through my craft accessories and came across all these Wooden Veneer sentiments and letters I had purchased from the Works back in April.


Although I love the natural wooden effect, for this project I wanted them white. I used some acrylic white paint and painted a couple layers and heat set them and then used my VersaMark and started building up layers with my Papermania Holographic Embossing Powder


I really love this effect, they turned out really nice.

To make the gift bag you will need…

2 pieces of 8 x 11 white card

Score along the 11′ side at 3

2 pieces of 4 x 11

Score along the 4′ side at 1/2 & 3.1/2

Score along the 11′ side at 3

2 pieces of 8 x 8 patterned paper if you have a 8 x 8 paper stack, to have a nice 1/8 border then cut your papers to 7.7/8 x 7.7/8 but this is optional.

As well as the wooden veneers I also die cut some flowers on white card 4 times and stuck them on top of each other to give them dimension, I used these to decorate the handles.

2 pieces of 12′ ribbon for the handles.

I always save the handles from my paper bags so used these for this project. I tried to look for anywhere selling the handles I used but I had no luck finding them to purchase separately.


Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.

Hope you like this pretty project from me today

Happy crafting





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