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!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Team Stamp It! New Catalog Blog Hop


Welcome to the Team Stamp It New Catalog Blog Hop!  I hope you have enjoyed the creations you have seen so far!

For today’s hop, I decided to use the Swirly Bird bundle!  I know I have shown you some other cards  and projects made with this set, but today I decided to go more elegant.  (Just to show you how versatile this bundle truly is!)

SU! Swirly Birds, SU! Swirly Scribbles, SU! Rose Wonder, SU! Flourishing Phrases

First, here is the box I made using the directions from CraftyCarolineCreates youtube video which can be found here.   This box holds a little gift set – cards, 3×3 notes, and tags.

Here is my inside view:

SU! Swirly Bird, SU! Swirly Scribbles, SU! Rose Wonder, SU! Flourishing Phrases

There are three pockets – one holds 4 regular A2 sized cards (those are in the back) with envelopes, and the two front pockets hold 4 3×3 notes with envelopes (on the left) and 4 tags (on the right).

Here is a picture of what is in each pocket:

SU! Swirly Bird, SU! Swirly Scribbles, SU! Rose Wonder, SU! Flourishing Phrases

The sentiments are from Rose Wonder (Happy Birthday) and Flourishing Phrases (Just a Note).

My colors are from the 2015-17 In Color Family – Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder.  I love how this turned out!  What do you think?

Want to win a prize?  Just leave a comment using #stampitcontest and you will be entered into a drawing for the new Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit!


Hope you enjoyed my project!  Hop on to the next in the list for more great ideas!

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Post-It Holder Thanks

Hi!  I first saw these cute holders posted by Liz Miller.  When I checked out her blog post, she thanked Carrie for the idea and tutorial.  So – thank you both Liz and Carrie!  These are perfect for end of the year teacher gifts!  You can find Liz’s creation here, and Carrie’s video tutorial here.

SU! Thoughtful Banners, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack

As these are gifts for teachers, I did use retired Designer Series Paper on one of them and then the family (Subtles and Brights) Designer Series Paper Stack for the other three – but you can always switch out your favorite!  I forgot to snap a picture, but there is a little pocket on the back side of the holder that will fit a gift card.

Here are a few more:

SU! Thoughtful Banners, SU! Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack

I did use the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set and coordinating punch for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Snowman Set


I am in LOVE!!  The Snow Place bundle is my favorite bundle in the holiday catalog.  These guys are just so cute!  And the penguin? Adorable!!  Love all the little accessory pieces.  Yes – a little more work – but well worth it!  This little set features a Twisted Fold gift card holder (on the left) and a Hershey Nugget snowman.  I can see making more of these for teachers, the bus driver, friends, co-workers, and the list goes on.  The nice thing about the Twisted Fold card – it will fit in a regular envelope! What a great way to send a gift card to a friend or family.  For the nugget snowman, the hat and scarf are attached on the outside of the cellophane bag – making it easier to fit in the bag!   The face on the nugget is from the large snowman -just use a marker to color in the face and stamp on your card stock.  The nuggets are covered with 1″ x 3″ strips of Whisper White card stock.  (Stamp your snowman details before you wrap the paper around the nugget).



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