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Make one copy on heavy cardstock and another on regular printer paper. Cut the candle out of the cardstock.  This will be your aperture opening for Iris Folding.  Use the other copy (candle only) as your template.  Once you have finished your Iris Folding, adhere a piece of paper over the back side, to give your bag a nice inside finish.  Cut the bag out and score along the dotted lines. All of these lines are folds that need to be done to complete the bag.  Use 2-sided adhesive tape or glue to adhere the sides together.  Cut the bottom liner from cardboard and put it in the bottom of the bag.  Punch the holes and insert ribbon or string for the handles. Decorate the bag with ribbon and the gift tag.  This is great for showers, secret sisters gifts,  wedding mementos - the ideas are endless.  Use other Iris Folding designs.  You can make this bag whatever size you'd like.  Experiment a little!

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Iris Folding Paper Craft - Gift Bag