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Inspirational Tutorial: Small Clutch Bag


Here at Crafter’s Companion we absolutely adore making cards for our nearest and dearest but we love designing and creating stunning gift bags for them even more! Sue has created this fabulous clutch bag using elements from Sara Davies’ Together Forever Signature Collection and our Die’sire Create-a-Card sentiment dies.  You could even swap the sentiment for a Christmas greeting and create gift bags for the festive season!


Steps to create your gift clutch bag:

Step 1 – Cut A4 card to 11.5″ x 8″ with long side at the top of the score board score at 2″ 6″ & 7.5″.  Turn card so short side is at the top and score at 0 .75″ – 1.5″ – 6.5″ – 7.25″


Step 2 – Crease and burnish score lines to allow easy folding.


Step 3 – Cut the excess card from the top of the card and cut the side sections making a small V notch for ease of assembling.


Step 4 – Place the die on front closure flap. Cut, emboss then emboss the front section of the bag using your embossing folder.


Step 5 – Cut glitter card to 5″ x 2″ and glue to inside of die cut section.

Step 6 – Add glue to the sections shown then start assembling with the small tabs to the back section of the bag. You then add the front section, that way there is no seam at the front of your bag.

Step 7 – Add closures to the bag, small magnetic disks or velcro stick ons. – decorate to suit


Crafter’s Companion Products Used:

The Sara Signature Together Forever Embossing Folder is now sold out.

We’d love to see what you create! As well as see which design elements you would choose to make your own unique clutch bag! Share your projects and cards with us on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram (#crafterscompanion). You can get in touch via Pinterest (@CraftersCompUK) or on Twitter (@CraftersCompUK)!