A Little Bag

Hi!  Thanks so much for the great response to yesterday’s post on my cards – the comments made my heart smile!  I am so happy I have inspired you!

Today, I have a little bag to show you – I think these would be cute sitting on your Thanksgiving table for your family and friends with a little note tucked inside telling them why you are thankful they are in your life.

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

These are made using the Gift Bag punch board.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Petals and Paisley Designer Specialty pack.  Start with a piece that is 10″ x 4″ (this allows you to make 3 from 1 sheet of paper!).  Use the Small setting on the board to make your bags.  I do have a hint in regards to punching the holes if you are a first timer (like I was) for threading the ribbon – line up the score lines used to make the front and back panels of the bag with the indicator on the reverse punch – not the center side panel score line!  I couldn’t find that in the directions so thought I’d mention it here.

The sentiment on the bags is from the Thoughtful Banners set and punched with the coordinating Banner punch.

Here is a close-up of two of the bags:

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

I used the Mint Macaron Sheer Ribbon on this one to tie my bag closed.  Don’t worry – the banner is popped up with dimensionals and the ribbon tucked behind so the receiver can still untie the bow to peek at the gift inside.

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

For this one, I used the Delightful Dijon ribbon from the Ribbon Trio pack in the Holiday Catalog.

I hope you enjoyed today’s little bags and please let me know if you decide to try your hand at making them!

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Not Just Fancy

Hi!  How are you today?  I’m doing pretty good!  Today I have a set of cards for you featuring the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper!  This is one of the packs that you can get as part of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! promotion Stampin’ Up! is having this month!  How awesome is that!

So, here we go!  First – here is the set I made over the weekend:

SU! Floral Boutique, Flourishing Phrases, Balloon Celebration, Cottage Greetings

All different kinds of cards you can make – tho I made mine all birthday because I have lots of birthdays to celebrate this month!

How about a closer look at each card?

SU! Floral Boutique, Cottage Greetings

In this card, I used the flower paper as my focal point and added a pop of color by using Real Red with it.  The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings.

SU! Floral Boutique, Balloon Celebrations

For my next card, I went with the layout from my previous post so I could use some of the scraps I had laying around.  I added a few gold sequins around my sentiment.  The sentiment is from Balloon Celebrations.

SU! Flourishing Phrases, Floral Boutique

For my next card, I paired  Melon Mambo.  I really love how this card turned out.  The sentiment is also from Flourishing Phrases.  The embellishment here is the bakers twine – twisted and tucked behind the flower as well as a White Perfect Accent – these enamel dots are great for flower centers.

And lastly, you don’t have to make just floral cards  with this paper – here is a birthday card that uses the fun stripes in this pack:

SU! Balloon Celebrations, Floral Boutique

In this card, I used Cucumber Crush as my accent color and punched balloons!  A fun card without the fancy!  I do have a few men with birthdays this month as well – and it was great to be able to use the same designer series paper pack that was already out to make all my cards.

I am also working on a small box and some note cards using this paper – but unfortunately didn’t have time to finish those for this post.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card set featuring the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.  A big thanks to Ronda Wade and Stampin’ Up! for the inspiration.

Here are the other Designer Series Papers included in this month’s Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion:


Thanks for stopping by!

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