Gift Bag Punch Board

Hey everybody!  Today I made a cute gift bag using Stampin’ Up!  Gift Bag Punch Board.   Gift Bags can be made in three sizes (the dimension of the bottom of the bag) and as tall as your choice of paper.  My bag is the medium size.    I have to admit that I must be a slow learner because I went through a couple of pieces of paper before I got it right, lol.   Here’s the final product:

My Gift Bag
My Gift Bag

I don’t want you to have to go through your paper so I’ve included the SU! Instructional video for the punch board below.  I suggest that you watch the video with your punch board and scrap paper in front of you the first time using it.

The paper I used for my bag is a selection from “Painted Blooms” from Stampin’ Up! but it’s retired  😦  We do have a similar one out now in the Annual Catalog named “English Garden” that would give the same feel.  Of course, my samples are really just jumping off points for you.   The paper you choose should fit the occasion that you are making the bag for so it could be any color, print or design!  I see Christmas bags in my future.  😉

After making the bag I ran some Wild Wasabi  seam binding ribbon through the holes and tied it in a pretty knot that I left on the front of the bag. Then I used my Oval Framelets to cut a piece of Pink Pirouette. Then I stamped the larger flower from the Crazy About You Stamp Set twice with Blackberry Bliss without reinking so I got two shades of the flower.   I have a hint for you when using photopolymer stamps, especially the larger images. Place a foam pad, like our Stampin’ Pierce Mat, under the paper you are stamping on.  Somehow it allows the ink to fully spread over the image onto your paper.  I don’t really understand the science behind it but I know it works!

blog 8.11 pic 2I also stamped the leaf image from the same set. I hand cut these out and then attached them to the oval. Then the Oval to the bag. After I cut a butterfly from the Butterfly Frramelets in Rich Razzleberry and attached that too. A few rhinestones and you’re done! What a great bag to use for a gift for someone special.  They will be thrilled that you took the time to create something special just for them.

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To make your own go to my website and pick up your Gift Bag Punch Board.  I’ve listed all of the supplies used on my version below, but again, you can use any paper and ribbon you want.  Now, go and create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps  Crazy About You Ink Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi  Paper Painted Blooms (Retired), Pink Pirouette, Whisper White  Ribbon  Wild Wasabi Seam Binding Tools  Gift Bag Punch Board, Oval Framelets, Butterfly Thinlets Stampin’ Pierce Mat Accessories  Basic Rhinestones Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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