DIY Gift Bags with Rosie Neustaedter – July 2022 Guest Designer

by Altenew

Hi friends! I hope you are ready for some fantastic inspiration as we have the lovely Rosie Neustaedter as our July 2022 Guest Designer. Rosie will show us how to create beautiful DIY gift bags! Let's hear it from Rosie.

Get to know Rosie

I’ve been a long-time paper crafter, officially a scrapbooker after the birth of my first child 23 years ago but even before that, I was “journaling” in my photo albums adding handwritten notes on little pieces of paper. Joining a monthly scrapbook kit club expanded my papercrafting interests or maybe created a lot of enabling is a better description, LOL, and I fell in love with Altenew products the moment I saw them.

It was a huge thrill to be among the first group of applicants accepted to the AECP program and I completed my certification in January 2019.
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Rosie's DIY Gift Bags

Being a scrapbooker means I have a rather healthy supply of paper in my stash and a recent Facebook post by a friend inspired this trio of gift bags!

I have a video for you with all the measurements and directions to create each gift bag so watch it for all the details! Please click on the banner below and you will be directed to my YouTube channel.

Here is a closer look at each bag. Again, watch the video for all the instructions.

This first bag is created from two 12×12 double-sided papers from the Wildflower 12×12 Paper Pack.

You can embellish this with die-cuts or stamped, colored, and die-cut blooms if you’d like but the double-sided paper gives you a ready-to-use bag just as is. The finished size is 7” high x 6” wide x 3” deep. This would be a lovely way to present some handmade gift card sets!

This second bag is created from two pieces of single-sided patterned paper cut to 8” x 8” and I’ve inked the plain side to coordinate with the patterned paper.

You can also add a sentiment on the outside of this gift bag or a die-cut as a tag as well. This one measures just over 4 ⅞” high x 3 ⅞” wide x 2” deep. I’ve used twine for the handles but ribbon works wonderfully as well.

The final version is the most time-intensive. I’ve created a DIY gift bag from two pieces of 12 x 12 white cardstock. The dimensions are the same as the first bag but I’ve inked the paper with the Floral Garden Stencil, Warm Sunshine Pigment Ink, and Coral Berry Pigment Ink.

Happy is cut from Gold Foil Cardstock with the Mega Greetings 2 Die and birthday is stamped in Obsidian, also from the Mega Greetings 2 Stamp Set. Super easy to customize a gift bag for any occasion or recipient!

I hope you’ll craft some DIY gift bags with your Altenew supplies and if you do, please share them with me on Instagram @rosieneust or with the hashtag #lifepapercrafting or on my Facebook page Rosie Neustaedter Paper Craft Designs.

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work with our readers, Rosie! The bags look amazing! We hope to see you again soon here with something fun and exciting!

Everyone, please leave a comment for Rosie and let her know how amazing her DIY gift bags look!

You can also catch Rosie at the Craft Your Life Retreat – Bouquet Bonanza on July 16th! Thank you for stopping by!


Wildflower Paper Crafting Collection…
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Mega Greetings 2 Stamp & Die Bundle
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Floral Garden Stencil
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Warm Sunshine Pigment Ink
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Coral Berry Pigment Ink
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Gold Foil & Gold Mirror Paper Bundle
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LauraJane July 11, 2022 - 6:58 pm

LOOOVE this idea ROSIE! Thanks for the video instructions 🙂

Rosie Neustaedter July 12, 2022 - 7:14 pm

Thanks so much LauraJane!


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