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Stylish Side Split Gift Bag

Hi everyone, here’s gift bag number 6 for my Handbag Series.

This Side Split gift bag is inspired by a Louis Vuitton Cluny bag from 1990!

I loved the croc print in the leather of this bag, so I used an animal print card that I had in my stash.

The side detail is something really different and makes the gift bag stand out.

I added a short handle, however you can easily add a longer handle using ribbon.

There is lots of room in this one and you can reinforce the base if you want to pop something heavier in there.


I’m unable to find the same card I used, but I’ve found some similar printed card here.

Black Hook & Loop dots by Dot & Dab available here.

Simply Made Crafts A4 Croc print embossing folder I mentioned in the tutorial available here.

Corner Punch available here.


2 pieces of 10 x 8.1/4 card for the front and back of the bag.

1 piece of 10′ x 8′ card for the base tray.

Score along all 4 sides at 1′ & 2′

2 pieces of 5′ x 8′ card for the sides of the bag.

Score along the 5′ side at 1/2′, 2.1/2 & 4.1/2

1 piece of 4′ x 1.1/2 card for the closure.

Score along the 4′ side at 1′

1 piece of 2.3/4 x 1.1/4 pattern paper to cover the closure.

1 piece of 12′ x 1′ card for the strap.

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

Happy crafting


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