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#SimplyG45 Gift Bags Created with Policy Envelopes

Posted by Graphic 45 11/14/2017 41 Comment(s) Tutorials,#SimplyG45,

Hello, G45ers!

  Welcome to another great day on the Graphic 45 blog!  Today we have a fabulous #SimplyG45 quick and easy gift bag tutorial using our Policy Envelopes by Brand Ambassador, Lena Astafeva.  Have you ever found yourself searching your gift wrap stash for the perfect little box/bag for jewelry, gift cards, treats, and other small gifts?  This policy envelope step by step Snapguide tutorial is the perfect answer for all small presents!  The results are stunning and the work is minimal so everyone wins!  Let's jump into the fun, and remember to leave a comment below to be entered to win this week's prize package.  


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#SimplyG45 Gift Packet

By Lena Astafeva



Today I’ll show how to make a gift packet quickly and simply using Graphic 45 Policy Envelopes.  Check out the tutorial on Snapquide below.” ~Lena


Check out How to Gift Bags by Elena Astafeva on Snapguide.

Gift Packet Step by Step Tutorial

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Graphic 45’s Staples Policy Envelopes

  • Each size envelope package includes two each of three designs, a total of 6.
  • Policy Envelopes available in two colors: red and black.
  • Each in four sizes: Large (4.13" x 9"), Regular (4.75" x 6.5"), Square (5.25"x 5.25"), and ATC (2.75" x 3.75")


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Graphic 45 Supplies:

Staples - Policy Envelopes-Regular Black


Other Supplies:

  • chipboard “BEE”  by Просто небо
  • flowers Petaloo


Policy Envelope Pinterest Board


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Weekly Blog Contest:

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win!  Up for grabs this week is a Midnight Masquerade prize package, including one 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, an 8x8 Paper Pad, Ephemera Cards, Chipboard, Die-cut Tags & Pockets, and Ivory Square Tags.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, November 17th, 2017.


Thank you for stopping by for your creative daily fix, and big thanks to Lena for sharing this simply amazing gift bag guide.  We hope you have been inspired to spice up your gift giving with a touch of handmade love.  As always, be sure to share your G45 projects with us on social media using the #graphic45 hashtag.  


Happy Papercrafting!  

41 Comment(s)

Rashmi Panwar Rana:
11/14/2017, 10:38:43 AM,

Wow! Beautiful projects. G45 papers are awesome. Would love to win. Thank you.

Johanna Knightstep:
11/14/2017, 10:41:06 AM

This policy envelope idea is just in time for Christmas, I will get red policy envelopes and use Winter Wonderland...Thanks for this get project idea! I love when the designers show us how they created their projects!!!

Glenda Buster:
11/14/2017, 11:30:18 AM

Wow! Awesome idea. What fun to receive a gift in a beautiful bag like this! Thank you for the tutorial and I love Johanna’s idea about using one of the G45 Christmas collections for bags to put small Christmas gifts in! Have some My Little Ponies that need “stalls” for under the Christmas tree

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Always tons of clever and creative ideas here at G45! Thanks for the hard work!

Jean marmo:
11/14/2017, 11:35:51 AM

Just gorgeous!!! Thank you for always inspiring!

ava gavloski:
11/14/2017, 12:16:39 PM

Thanks for sharing the love of the industry with all of us.

Kay Hafen:
11/14/2017, 12:21:34 PM

Love this idea!

Denise Shepherd:
11/14/2017, 12:30:08 PM

Fabulous demo today and I absolutely love the midnight masquerade set especially as purple is my favourite colour. Dxx

Sue LD:
11/14/2017, 12:32:06 PM

Thanks for sharing this clever idea.

Robyn Marshall:
11/14/2017, 01:21:57 PM

Great project! G45 is the best! Always inspiring.

Martie Rollin:
11/14/2017, 01:32:44 PM

Interesting way to package something small and special. thanks for showing us this project!

Michele Lewis:
11/14/2017, 01:56:20 PM

What a wonderfully simple yet beautiful idea! I am putting this one in my notebook for future reference! Thank you Graphic 45 for your daily inspiration and for the wonderful products you so generously put up as prizes. Mind you, your products are a joy to work with and I will certainly be buying more once I have used up the collections I already have in my stash!

Sue Kendrick:
11/14/2017, 02:27:31 PM

What a great idea!

Barbara Milar:
11/14/2017, 02:47:59 PM

Wow what a beautiful gift bag for a special friend I will use your idea and make some thx

Michelle Nettleton:
11/14/2017, 02:54:36 PM

What fun today's project is! I had better get going and do some of these!

Barbara G.:
11/14/2017, 02:56:05 PM

What a wonderful idea for gift bags! There is nothing to equal the G45 products. No wonder we all love them.

Mathilde S.:
11/14/2017, 03:19:33 PM

Love this gift bag,it looks great and makes a statement.G45 Collections are exquisite.

Lori Lee:
11/14/2017, 03:26:51 PM

The ideas for occasions where these would be perfect, are endless! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

Melanie Hermans:
11/14/2017, 03:42:06 PM

Great idea to create a bag out of an envelope. Thank you for sharing with us :)

Sarah Hutchins:
11/14/2017, 03:53:00 PM

Fantastic idea, I love it! I love getting the daily inspirational ideas from G45 and love the tutorials showing how these amazing projects are done.

Carla Hundley:
11/14/2017, 04:26:59 PM

Fabulous idea here and so lovely! Carla from Utah

Janet Ingraham:
11/14/2017, 04:55:40 PM

Terrific and so beautiful!

Becca Yahrling:
11/14/2017, 05:12:15 PM

Such gorgeous colors in this beautiful and fun project.

11/14/2017, 05:27:43 PM

Love the step-by-step instructions in the Snapguides!

Cheryl Peeters:
11/14/2017, 06:42:53 PM

Thanks for the inspiration, love your products! Such generous prizes

11/14/2017, 07:25:40 PM

Wonderful products!

Diane Russell:
11/14/2017, 09:50:03 PM

Another wonderful project

11/14/2017, 10:07:31 PM,

I love this project. This is another great tutorial! Thank you for sharing! I love all G45 collections. I love making things from your very helpful video’s.

Kate LeBlanc:
11/14/2017, 10:51:24 PM

Great project today, what a fantastic way to give a small gift. I love all the G45 staples!

Stephanie Bonin:
11/15/2017, 04:34:13 AM,

This is a fabulous idea. Love the way it turned out. A beautiful presentation. G45 is a favorite of mine!

Mary Morel:
11/15/2017, 06:23:39 AM

I never think to use the Policy Envelopes for anything unless called for in a Project I’m working on. Well, now I’m going to make a couple of these just to have on hand! Love them!

Arianna Barbara:
11/15/2017, 07:05:58 AM

Wow! Fabulous details! Love this project!!!

11/15/2017, 09:11:36 AM

You always have such clever ideas and today is no exception- so inspiring. Your paper designs are second to none. Thanks

11/15/2017, 09:17:33 AM

Cool project must get some of those envelopes....

Joan Moser:
11/15/2017, 12:08:01 PM

I love the snap-guide tutorial, it really makes the projects do-able. Thank you

Roberta Lollis:
11/15/2017, 01:47:48 PM

A very nice gift bag! I would love to win this giveaway, as always G45 collections are the best on the market

Miriam Diamond-Barber:
11/15/2017, 03:45:14 PM

I have been using your paper sets with my nursing home group to alter cigar boxes, and they have come out perfectly! I never thought to use them to do gift bags. Terrific!

Janet Ladd:
11/16/2017, 07:00:24 PM

Love this gift envelope, I'm inspired to create a gift card envelope similar to this! Woukd loved to win!

Karen Rice:
11/17/2017, 01:24:14 AM

What a unique project--I love the light bulb accent!

Dorothy McCarthy:
11/17/2017, 06:32:17 AM,

Just stunning!!

Dianna Dean:
11/17/2017, 09:23:07 AM

What a great idea! Just beautiful!

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