Make Gift Bags

By | June 16, 2016

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop!

This month’s theme is “NO RULES”, meaning we could create whatever our hearts desired 🙂  How fun is that?

If you’re following along the hop, you’ve arrived from Carolina Evan’s blog.

Don’t forget to click the Next button at the bottom to continue on the hop with Siara Acdal’s blog.

This month we have 3 awesome guest hoppers and I am one of them!

Stacey Lane

Barbara Welch

ME!! (Angela Carter)


So let’s jump right in.  This is an adorable set of a card and tiny gift bag if you want to give teacher gifts for your little cherubs!  The wording is absolutely perfect on this stamp, don’t you think?

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I began with the little bag and vellum cardstock.  I also love using the design challenges over at the Global Design Project, which included the colors Black, Gray and Melon Mambo.  I cut my vellum to 4 x 10 and then following the directions on the gift bag punch board, I created the bag.

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Once the bag was glued together, I added a metallic foil doily. It fit perfectly!  Then I stamped the sentiment in Archival black ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  The sentiment is from the stamp set “Helping Me Grow” and you can find all the products used with links to purchase them below.

Continuing to decorate the bag, I punched out a 2″ circle in Basic Black cardstock and then adhered them to the front of the doily.  Finally, I stamped the word thanks in black ink on Melon Mambo cardstock and cut it out with scissors.  I adhered 2 rhinestones and then adhered it to the the front using Stamping Dimensionals.

I used the metallic gold thread to close the bag.

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Moving on to our card…

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This card is so fun, don’t you think?

I used vellum cardstock at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded it in half.  I then ran just the front of it through the big shot machine using the polka dot embossing folder.

Next, I cut melon mambo cardstock to 5 1/4 x 8 and adhered that to the vellum using fast fuse adhesive.  Now, if you don’t want your adhesive to show through the vellum, make sure you only put it behind where the decorations are!

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For this pendant, I cut Melon Mambo c/s to 2 x 4 and then the Pop of Pink designer series paper (gold sprinkles) to 1 7/8 x 3 7/8.  The pendant shape was made with scissors and gold ribbon was wrapped around and adhered with glue dots.

The Black c/s circle and White c/s circle are the same as the bag only using different stamps.  The heart is from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack and then the circles are adhered with Stampin Dimensionals.

Lastly, I colored in the letters on the stamp with a Wink of Stella glitter brush.

I hope you enjoyed these projects!

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  1. Carolina Evans
  2. Angela Carter – YOU ARE HERE

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53 thoughts on “Make Gift Bags

  1. Susan B

    #SFJuneHop Love your vellum card. I feel a CASE coming on

  2. Shelley

    Oh, those are adorable!! Love the vellum 🙂 #SFJuneHop

  3. Sherril McClure

    Love, love your projects! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Linda Atkins

    #SFJuneHop. Just love the simplicity. Often, less is more. Awesome!

  5. Pat

    What a special card for a special Teacher. I Love the Vellum card base too.

  6. Jane Buchanan

    #SFJuneHop I really like the up close photos to see the details. Thank you!

  7. Steph

    WOW really love this! Never know what to do with vellum!!!! This is perfect

  8. Paula Poindexter

    I’m loving your use of the vellum card stock!

  9. Wendy Bernhardt

    #SFJuneHop The polka dot embossing on vellum is fabulous!

  10. Beth Queen

    Your gift bag is adorable and I love the matching card.
    #SF June Hop

  11. Linda Ford

    Anyone would be very please to receive this gift bag and card, they are great.

  12. Melanie Morris

    Congrats on your guest blog hop! Your card and bag are lovely. Thanks for sharing, for the directions and for the give-away!

  13. Diane Purves

    Lovely projects, love the cute little gift bag, thanks for sharing #SFJUNHOP

  14. Siara Acdal

    Your projects are awesome!…………….Thank you for sharing!!!!

  15. Carmen

    Love the use of vellum
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Cari Jewett

    Love, love, love those…using the over sized vellum for the card cover is brilliant, can’t wait to try it out.
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Cari #SFJuneHop

  17. ruthiemarykay

    #SFJuneHop Cute box, great idea! Love the embossed vellum card!

  18. Donna Bagwell

    Cute little bag – I love the vellum! Unfortunately, I cannot print off the instructions on how to make it that you have on your blog.

  19. Bea Redd

    #SFJuneHop I love your card and gift bag. I know I don’t use velum very much, but you make it look beautiful, you did such a great job. Thank you for sharing the directions on how to make the project as well.

  20. Marie Thompson

    Cute card with vellum gift bag! Love how they pair so nicely together. Great use of vellum. Thanks for the great ideas

  21. Carlyn Lamb

    #SFJuneHop Great ideas using the vellum. The bag idea is so cool and using the Big Shot on the vellum is a very cool look. Thanks for sharing!

  22. christi

    I love vellum and seeing new ideas for using it. thank you.

  23. Lynn Streifert

    Hey Angela! Welcome to the group- so lovely to hop with you this month! I adore your gift bags- and am inspired- I don’t use vellum enough, it is so elegant, thanks for sharing!!

  24. Laura Casselman

    The vellum is so crisp; it looks like just the right amount of pressure on the paper. I might need your advice on this. It’s beautiful

  25. Roberta Eldridge

    #SFJuneHop Love the use of the vellum! Love how you colored in the insides of the stamps THANKS with gold! Wonderful cards!

  26. Marlene Beach

    WELCOME as a guest hopper. You do great work and hope to see you at the next blog hop. This card/bag combo would make great gifts for teachers.

  27. Sandy Berghuis

    Lovely projects – thanks for sharing and the chance to win a prize! #SFJuneHop

  28. Diane Seidler

    lOVE the little gift bag and card. I am casing these for the teachers that helped us out all this year with the kids. I love your colors and the use of the vellum. Got to run……going to try these out. LOL Thanks for sharing.

  29. Kirsteen

    OOh! i love the vellum – and I over ordered a couple of months ago – so I can def CASE this! Thanks for sharing!


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