DIY & Crafts

Make A Gift Bag Greeting Card

August 15, 2016

In just 45 minutes, you can transform a gift bag into a unique, self-mailing greeting card. This gift bag greeting card idea creates a unique card with pockets for hidden surprises.

Instructions to make a gift bag greeting card

Start with a standard gift bag and remove the handles.

Gift Bag Card Tutorial

Then, cut open one end of the bottom panel on the bag to create a pocket for a note card insert. Most gift bags lay flat with the bottom panel

Gift Bag Card Tutorial

I created a pull tab on the insert by adding chip board embellishments and a circle punch to create the half circle cut out.

Gift Bag Card Tutorial

Add scrapbook paper and other embellishments to decorate the inside areas into a personalized greeting. Add a gift card or another message in the top pocket.

Gift Bag Card tutorial

Fold closed, create mail panel if desired, and decorate outside. If mailing, you’ll have to secure closed with tabs or tape.

Gift Bag Card Tutorial

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