Envelope Gift Bags

Hello. Today’s video shares how to create a simple gift bag from an envelope. I also share how to do coloring using colored pencils on Kraft cardstock.


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Creating gift bags from envelopes is so easy! And now that companies have such great colorful (and even vellum) envelopes available (such as THESE from Simon Says Stamp), the possibilities are even more fun.

To create the gift bags, I stamped envelopes from Simon Says Stamp using the You Matter Background Stamp. I sealed the envelopes and cut a small strip off one side. I scored the remaining three sides approximately 3/4″ from the edges. The envelope size and how far in your score lines are will determine the size of your gift bag.


Once the envelope is scored, I placed my hand inside the envelope to open it up and gently pushed the bottom and sides in. Once you start, it pops right into place. I secured the flaps down with strong adhesive. (Be sure to watch the video to see this in action.) These bags are so cute!


To decorate the bags, I used a new STAMPtember stamp set from Neat and Tangled and Simon Says Stamp. The images are adorable! I stamped them on Kraft cardstock and colored them using Prismacolor pencils. It is important to put a lot of color down on this darker cardstock. Adding in highlights with a light color really make the images pop also.

I added “thankful” die cuts to each bag… and finished off the images with Glossy Accents and sparkle from a Spectrum Noir Glitter pen.


I hope you give this technique a try. This bag is the perfect size to hold some candy, jewelry, or even a stamp.


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.)