Bunny Hop 2020 – Big Bag

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Bunny Hop 2020 – Big Bag

Welcome to the third project in this year’s Bunny Hop – we’re at the half-way point now. Today I have a bigger project to share than some of my other ones, it’s not too big, but will definitely hold a generous amount of goodies – yum 🙂

I’m using the Pleased As Punch DSP to create today’s project, the colours in this paper pack are just so perfect for Easter and it’s much easier to make a larger bag with the 12″ x 12″ size.

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I’m trying to be economical with my DSP so have come up with a pattern that uses a 6″ x 12″ piece – so you can make two bags from one sheet and the trick to getting this bag as big & roomy as possible was having nice big sides and not having the base piece fully overlap to get maximum height.

I fully decorated the front of my bag, except for my little animals, before I assembled them, this is much easier to do while the bag is still flat.

TIP: To close the bottom of the bag securely I adhered the main flaps to the tabs and added a 1/8″ strip of Scor Tape (Tombow would work as well) on the back flap as close to the edge as possible to adhere the overlap in the middle.

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The decorations use some of the dies from the Product Coordination Release, but you could use any small grass/flower dies in your stash for the same look. I cut some Granny Apple Green cardstock with the large floral die from the Sending Flowers Dies and trimmed off the circle part so I had just the flowers. I then added the flower heads in pretty colours and adhered this behind some grass cut from the Pleased As Punch DSP with one of the Special Day Dies.

After I’d added the sentiment with the Stamparatus, I adhered two DSP “eggs” hidden behind the flowers – using an oval punch from my stash. I then adhered this entire background element to the front of my bag with Tombow and trimmed off any extra.

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The little animals are from Welcome Easter and I coloured them with my Stampin’ Blends Markers (colours will be in the Supply List) before fussy cutting them with my Paper Snips. I popped these up with dimensionals, for some added interest, punched some holes and used the Polka Dot Tulle to close my bags with nice floppy bows 🙂

SLIDESHOW COMING SOON

Here’s the How To:

Finished Size: 3-1/4″ x4-3/4″ x 2-1/4″
DSP: 6″ x 12″ (for bag)
DSP: 1-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (for grass, cut close to the top edge)
Tulle: 22″ (x2)

  • Score @ 3-1/2″, 5-3/4″, 9-1/4″ & 11-1/2″ (on 12″ side)
  • Turn 90°
  • Score @ 1-1/4″ (on 6″ side for the base)
  • Fold & burnish score lines
  • Trim tabs as shown
  • Adhere flat background decoration to the largest panel closest to the tab, trim off any overhang
  • Apply adhesive to the side tab and base tabs
  • Assemble side of box
  • Adhere back flap of base in postion
  • Apply adhesive close to the edge of this piece, making sure the front flap will fully cover it
  • Adhere front flap of base
  • Punch holes for ribbon (optional)
  • Decorate as desired

These little bags were lots of fun to make and I love the bright colours on them. Even though they’re not very big they’ll hold a surprising amount of goodies. I think they’d make a sweet little gift bag for other occasions as well, there are some baby sentiments in the Welcome Easter set and I think some sock or booties or maybe a little hat would fit perfectly & make a nice surprise for new mum to be 🙂

Cheers,
Karen

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