How to Make Tissue Filled Shopping Bags

Just Say Charge is one of my favourite “old” sets of stamps.  Remember the internet craze when this stamp came on the scene?  These stamps helped to make My Favourite Things a successful business.  If you do now own this stamp set, you will be happy to know they are available in digi format.  How fun is that!

Aside from the tissue filled bags, you will find a couple of tips along the way.

Supplies:  Tissue, Two coloured images, Pop Dots, scotch tape and exacto knife (not in photo)

Cut out one set of shopping bags

Cut tissue into 1/2″ to 1/2″.  Fold tissue into a triangular shape, using your exacto knife to help you.

Fold each piece of tissue into the size that fits each bag.

Once you have the size you want, scotch tape them into place.

Scotch tape tissue in place.

To add dimension, place pop dots under the image.

Create a fancy ribbon by folding as seen in the above photo.  This ribbon has wire on the top and bottom which works beautifully with this technique; no pins are required to hold the folds in place.

My 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4 paper went through the Cuttlebug.  My dot folder was used numerous times to cover the entire area.  By turning the paper to the wrong side, you can push out the dots that were flattened in the Cuttlebug by lightly pushing with a stylus or another blunt object.

Here you see a close-up of the tissue in the shopping bags.

Just Say Charge!

A full list of my tutorials can be found on my Tutorial Page.


Posted on : Jun 09 2010
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9 People have left comments on this post

Jun 9, 2010 - 10:06:09
Beth Ullman said:

OMG Beth this is over the top my friend a new spin on embellishments I just love the look of this and good to see you doing tutorials again.

Jun 9, 2010 - 10:06:18
K Hutchinson said:

OMG GF you totally ROCK! I love how you added the tissue paper to the bags! Out of this world COOL!

Jun 9, 2010 - 11:06:06
Seleise said:

super duper cute!!! what a great idea! TFS!

Jun 9, 2010 - 12:06:50
Smita said:

This is such a darling tutorial…

Hope you are better now, Beth.


Jun 9, 2010 - 12:06:23
Jennifer E. said:

You always have great ideas!

Jun 9, 2010 - 10:06:05
Viv said:

Brilliant tute Beth!! You’re a STAR!!!
Hugs Viv xxx

Jun 10, 2010 - 02:06:38
Maryann said:

Oh Beth, this is awesome. I really love this, and it´s such a brilliant idea to use the tissue lie this, and it somehow makes the inage more alive. I like that a lot. You´ve just once again made a wonderful piece of art hun.
I hope, you´re feeling much better now? HAve a wonderful day sweetie and loads of fun.
Biiig hugs Maryann

Jun 10, 2010 - 09:06:45
Anita said:

Beth…this is the cutest thing I’ve seen in forever!! Thank you for sharing your talent, ideas, tips, etc.

Jun 11, 2010 - 11:06:26
Susan said:

love this tutorial & I have this set; hope you’re getting over the hump & are on the mend; your nails sure look it! hugs, g.f…

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