Becca Bit: Gift Bag with Half Cut Technique

Hi there, while I’m making a little gift this morning I thought I would share this half cut technique (I also call it partial cutting) that many of you have asked how I accomplished. It’s easy and the bag can be made in less than an hour.  My bag is larger than 6″ but this is a scalable technique, so you can use it with both larger and smaller die templates.   Have a look at my video to see how!

Add your favorite flower, learn how to make the matching center with the Becca Bit called Frugal Decorative Pearl Flower Center.

My flower measures roughly three inches in diameter so I needed to make a bigger bow to extend beyond the edges. I pulled out my trusty peg bow maker and made a triple layer 4″ peg bow. 

Stamps: None
Paper: K & Company
Ink: None
Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Spellbinders Grand Circles, Spellbinders Foliage

ETA:  The strip of paper that I use in the video is 3″ x 12″ but feel free to alter the depth depending on how big of an item you need your bag to accommodate!

Hope you are having a fabulous day!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

  • SueMarch 13, 2011 - 11:03 am

    this is beautiful. I am looking for ideas for mothers day cards and thank goodness I found your site. You do awesome work. Its very kind of you to share your knowledge.ReplyCancel

  • BarbieMarch 13, 2011 - 11:09 am

    So beautiful it would be great for a gift card and a little chocolate!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Lori mMarch 13, 2011 - 11:42 am

    What a stunning gift idea for Mother’s Day or any occasion, thank you for sharing.

    Blessings, Lori mReplyCancel

  • Marge (mer)March 13, 2011 - 11:54 am

    You never cease to amaze us, Becca! Can’t wait to receive my Grands and try this out!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKMarch 13, 2011 - 12:00 pm

    Thanks for a wonderful tutorial Becca…your gift bag is beautiful and it’s so clever the way you did a partial cut.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Maureen ChandlerMarch 13, 2011 - 12:00 pm

    Hi Becca, I love your website and all your videos! It is better than TV and I am always learning something new! Thanks for all you share!!! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuMarch 13, 2011 - 12:04 pm

    Another Becca Beauty! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • SuziMarch 13, 2011 - 12:22 pm

    Love it! Makes perfect sense AFTER I see you do it! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy ClickMarch 13, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    I love this bag. I’m always needing gifts for the women in our bible study and this is perfect. Thanks for sharing your God-given gift. CindyReplyCancel

  • Pat SMarch 13, 2011 - 12:45 pm

    Another wonderful and useful idea from our craft queen! Thanks, Becca. I really love your Becca Bits.ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsMarch 13, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    Thanks for another great tutorial, Becca!
    That Grand Label is a wonderful size for your gift bag.
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • Ina I.March 13, 2011 - 12:59 pm

    Great tutorial!!!! And indeed very easy.
    Thanks a lot!ReplyCancel

  • CherylMarch 13, 2011 - 1:01 pm

    Beautiful Becca!! I see some Easter candy baskets coming!! I wondered how you did it!!! I love your ability to “think out of the box”!!! Hugs and thank you for the tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • FMMarch 13, 2011 - 1:06 pm

    Love this idea! What a beautiful birthday gift idea for my elderly aunt! I’m going to get busy now! Thanks for the tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • Carol VMarch 13, 2011 - 1:22 pm

    Great gift bag and thanks so much for the wonderful videoReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMarch 13, 2011 - 1:53 pm

    I love it when you do the Becca Bits Becca they are so much fun. Your project is gorgeous. That big flower and huge bow really stand out so nicely. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Mary H.March 13, 2011 - 2:14 pm

    Wonderful video. Would never had made any sense to me until I saw your demonstration!!!Thanks for taking the time to show us how you made this beautiful gift bag.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMarch 13, 2011 - 2:18 pm

    Thank you so much for thetutorial on this Becca. It´s such a great idea, and a awesome way to wrap a little gift for someone, who has everything. Thanks so much for always sharing your great ideas with all of us.
    Have a wonderful week ahead hun.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonMarch 13, 2011 - 2:18 pm

    Lovely bag. Will have to try this.ReplyCancel

  • Naomi ArmentaMarch 13, 2011 - 2:19 pm

    Becca, I will have to give this a try!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. HamMarch 13, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Your set is amazing. I have learned so much watching your “Becca Bits”. Thank you, and I look forward to the next tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • JalineMarch 13, 2011 - 2:53 pm

    Wonderful video, thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellMarch 13, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    Gorgeous gift bag, thanks for the fantastic video!ReplyCancel

  • MickieMarch 13, 2011 - 3:24 pm

    Whoo Hoo, this was a much needed Becca Bit!! You are just too too good girlfriend!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JayMarch 13, 2011 - 3:27 pm

    Thanks for another great Becca Bit. Everything looks so simple when you do it. :) I can fiddle for hours trying to find a way to accomplish an idea I have . TFSReplyCancel

  • Eulalia GambiniMarch 13, 2011 - 4:04 pm

    Thanks a lot for the formidable video! I follow you from Italy every day… thank you once again for your incessant inspiration!!
    xoxoxo EulaliaReplyCancel

  • Karen BMarch 13, 2011 - 4:30 pm

    I would never have thought to do this. What a great use of the dies. This opens up yet another way to use these dies. BTW, you have the most gorgeous hands and voice. I’m sure you’ve heard this before but it really is true. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • LynneMarch 13, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Becca, you have truly been blessed with such artistry and creativity! Thank you for sharing so many inspiring projects with us. By the way, I agree wholeheartedly with Karen B, your voice is mellow and soothing, your words comprehensive and concise, and your hands are indeed beautiful.

    I keep meaning to ask you, where can I find the beautiful crystal or mirrored card stand that you use in photos of your cards? LynneReplyCancel

  • ChaunMarch 13, 2011 - 5:01 pm

    I love this idea!
    Thanks for sharing more of your fabulous ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Van EickMarch 13, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Becca, Love the gift bag…another great idea!!! Gotta run and grab my Grand Calibur!!!

    God Bless You, TinaReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMarch 13, 2011 - 5:27 pm

    Wonderful tutorial on a lovely gift bag! Thank you so much for sharing your techniques.ReplyCancel

  • caroline hillMarch 13, 2011 - 6:36 pm

    You live up to your blogs name.Thanks I was wondering how you
    did that. Can not wait to try. From CarolynReplyCancel

  • Cindy haffnerMarch 13, 2011 - 7:16 pm

    FABULOUS Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyMarch 13, 2011 - 7:18 pm

    I happened upon your website not long ago and can’t get enough of it. I’ve never seen such beautiful cards. I’m new to card making but after seeing your creations I have to rethink if I have the talent to do this. I love that you share your talents thru your tutorials, they are very helpful to us beginners, thanks.ReplyCancel

  • DelamaMarch 13, 2011 - 7:59 pm

    I really like it. And I’m glad that you did a video on it. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day :)

  • CharleneMarch 14, 2011 - 12:53 am

    Oh Becca – you are so very talented and creative. Thank you for sharing this video and tutorial on how to make the bag. I love it that we can use what we already have and don’t have to “purchase” a special template or die to create the idea. Blessings…..ReplyCancel

  • JoannMarch 14, 2011 - 2:44 am

    This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love it! Thank you for sharing this.ReplyCancel

  • Elfrieda EverettMarch 14, 2011 - 6:52 am

    Becca, thank you for the spellbinder cut out; I will try it. Good tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 14, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    I LOVE this project!!!ReplyCancel

  • WillowMarch 14, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    Thanks Becca, that was great!!!ReplyCancel

  • RoulaMarch 14, 2011 - 11:26 pm

    Hi Becca.
    Your work is amazing.
    Love Roula…ReplyCancel

  • pegMarch 17, 2011 - 11:08 am

    What a great idea and another great use for those super-ginormous dies by Spellbinder!ReplyCancel