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Adorable House Shaped Gift Bag

Hi everyone, I’ve gone back to my little ‘Handbags Book’ and made this very sweet gift bag in the shape of a house.

This gift bag is project number 10 from series and inspired by a Lulu Guinness one from 2000.

This is a large gift bag measuring 12′ x 3.1/2 x 8′ so lots of room for some lovely gifts.

I’ve decorated mine to suit a for a new home or birthday gift, however I can also see this decorated for Christmas with real battery operated lights on it!

The flip lid makes it easy to open and looks goof too.


Card Making Magic Beautiful Day window die set available here.

Paper Discovery Elegant Window die set available here.

Card Making Magic Provence Collection (SOLD OUT) I can’t find the papers in the UK, but I’ve seen some European countries stocking the papers.

My Pink & Purple Scoreboard by Hunkydory available here.


2 pieces of 12′ x 12′ card for the front and back of the gift bag.

Score along one side at 3.1/2 & 11.1/2 and the other side at 3.1/2

2 pieces of 12′ x 5.1/2 card for the roof.

Score along the 12′ side at 3.1/2 & 11.1/2 and along the side 5.1/2 side at 1.1/2 & 4.1/2.

Then score along the 12′ side again at 1, 2.1/2, 4.1/2 7 10.1/2 down to the first scoreline only.

1 strip of 1′ x 12′ card for the handle.

Score at 1′ & 11′ along the long side.

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