Hi everyone, I’m so excited to share today’s project with you.
Here’s my Large Backpack Gift Bag
I only made one of these and the vision in my head turned out better then expected. The brown straps and hook detail really finish it beautifully.
This is certainly a big project in terms of time and card needed, its perfect for a rainy afternoon of crafting.
The idea for this is to give to someone who is off travelling or moving abroad and would be lovely with a journal inside or given to the children as a back to school treat.
To make this you will need…
2 pieces of 8 x 10 card for the front and back of the bag.
2 pieces of 5 x 10 for the side panels.
Score along the 5″ side at 1/2″ & 4.1/2, you then need to score at 2.1/2 but just down to 4″, there is also some more scoring on these pieces but its easier to watch the tutorial below rather then me trying to write it here.
2 pieces of 4.1/2 x 4″ card for the side pockets.
Score along the 4.1/2 side at 1/2″ & 4″ then rotate and score on only one of the 4″ sides at 1/2″
2 pieces of 3.1/2 x 1.3/4 for the lids for the side pockets.
Score along the 1.3/4 side at 1/2″
1 piece of 5 x 9 card for the base.
Score on all 4 sides at 1/2″
1 piece of 8.1/4 x 4.3/4 card for the front pocket.
Score along the 4.3/4 side at 1/2″
Score along the 8.1/4 side at 1/2″ & 7.3/4
1 piece of 7.1/4 x 2.3/4 card for the lid for the front pocket.
Score along the 2.3/4 side at 1/2″
1 piece of 8 x 4.3/4 card for the main lid of the gift bag.
Score along the 4.3/4 side at 1/2″ & 1″
1 piece of 6 x 3/4 card for the hook.
2 pieces of 3/4″ x 11 or 11.5/8 what ever your A4 or Letter paper measures.
You will need some magnets, I used 5mm x 2mm diameter ones from Ebay
The papers used are from a shop in China so I’m unable to share any links.
Embellishments and tags to decorate.
Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.
I hope you have fun with this one, its a real labour of love and I would love to see any of the ones you make so please feel free to share any of my makes on my Mixed Up Craft Facebook page.