Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gift Bags Galore

Fabulous Gift Bags for Everyone
After several weeks I finally decided to call it quits.  I ended up making two of each of these bags plus did one class already and have booked another class.  Tomorrow I take them down to the community room at lunch time and show everyone to see how they go for sales.  A card is included with every bag plus I have a small decoration on the backside.  All of the bags have lots of 3-D effects to give it that extra WOW. Right click to enlarge to see details.

The first two are both alike but I used different DSP sheets from Spring Fling. Stamps: Big On Spring and By Ones & and By Twos. Ink: Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, and Basic Black. 

The bag on the far right I used Stamps: Fox & and Friends, Wild About You and Animal Stories. Ink: Basic Brown, Baja Breeze, Yoyo Yellow, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Going Gray. Accessories: Beaded Letters, Wide Oval punch, Scallop Square Punch, 1 3/4' Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Scallope Punch, Oval Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, My Way Punch.

Big Shot Build A Bear                         
This was my first time using the build a bear and I had lots of fun.  I guess my disco craze was coming out in me.  Dig those poka dot britches.  Doesn't he look like he is doing the hussel?  The DSP paper that I used here was Cutie Pie with Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Riding Hood Red CS.  Accessories: Small Hole Punch, Circles Scallop #2 Die, Bigz Beary Essentials, Bigz Bear, Embosslets Pawsitively, Embosslets Lil Paws, Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Snail, 2-way glue, Hemp Twine, Gift Bag. The large brown circles are the embosslet Lil Paws which are the raised embossed pawprint. You cannot see it here but it really looks great on the bag.  On the boys shoes I used white hemp twine and tied a knot through the holes in the templete.

Birthdays- Cupcakes, Cows, Buttons                            
Everyone needs a birthday bag and these are three of my favorates.  The pink cupcake one on the far left is done using liquid applique.  After you apply it you heat set it and it puffs up.  I added beads before heating it and I tell you it looks just like a real cupcake.  The balloons are put on with dimentionals and hemp twine added with just a little crystal effects in several spots leaving lots of curl to really give it that 3-D look.  Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Birthday Whimsy, Cause to Celebrate. 

The cow birthday bag in the center used  stamps: Birthday Banter  Accessories: Aqua Blender Pen, Eyelets Fresh Favorates II, Crop-a-dile, Sizziz Die Flower Daisies #2, Sizzix Circle Scallop #2, Big Shot, Spring Flower Bouque Punch, Rich Regal Brads, 1/4" Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Cordury Small Brads. 

Lastly the birthday gift bag on the far right with all the color and buttons.  Stamps: So Many Scallops and All About Occasions. Wheels Jumbo: Birthday and All About Birthday. Colors: Pretty In Pink, Pixie Pink, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Gable Green

ChipBoard Bird-Fall Daisy-BigShot Butterfly
There are so many different things to choose from to use in StampinUP.  For this bag on the far left I choose the Onboard So Tweet Chipboard set then applied Delicate Dots DSP over it.  On the tree branch I used acrylic paint.  Stamp: Good Friend.

Gift bag in the center was a bag that I started at a class at my sister Sandi's house a long time ago.  I decided I needed to doctor it up some.  She had a different DSP on top so I changed it out.  Then I added the extra strip of trim under the ribbon, the metal dragonflies and beads on dasies.

Gift bag on right was done using the bigshot Bigz Beautiful Butterflies, Bigz Clear Large Square Scallop Transparent, Stamps: Bella Blossoms and Flight of the Butterfly, Paper: Fall Flowers DSP, Ink: Really Rust, Soft Sky and Old Olive

 Horses and Liberty                            
Horses are always a big hit around here.  The one on the left was done using the stamp set: Bronc Buster, Star Struck, and Wanted.  I used Western Sky DSP with Whisper White, Blue Bayue, and River Rock CS.  I put small grommets in the center of the large circles on the front. 

The horse gift bag on the far right I also used Western Sky DSP and the same CS.  I used the Star punch, Large Star punch, Phote Corners punch and small hole punch plus black and gold brads.

The Liberty bag used stamp set The Free & The Brave. DSP Blue Bayou Prints, CS Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Real Red. Die Cuts Bigz XL Sizzic Die Settings.

Office Ephemeria
Lastly this gift bag is for that hard to give person.  I like this stamp set because it can be used for almost anyone.  Stamps: Office Ephemeria, Thinking of Father. Paper: Walk In the Park DSP CS Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. Accessories: Crimper, Pushpad, Vintage Brads, Aqua Painter, Dimentionals, Tacky Glue, Gift Bag, Hemp Twine.

Hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as I did creating them.  Let me know what you think.


  1. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for January 29. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at

  2. Congratulations Kathleen!! See, there are lots of people out there that aren't stuck in one "style" like me!! I do have to say after looking at them again, that I like your BAB sacks and the bird one (especially that one--like the blue DSP. I don't have this stamp.

  3. Way to go, Sis. These are great looking. You really spent a lot of time making these. I bet they will sell quickly. My favs are: daisy, bird, butterflies, BAB and HB buttons. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow Kathleen, THese are great. I love them so much if it's ok with you I would love to borrrow your idea and try them today.
    I'm wondering if you decorated the back or left it plain? And did they do well at your craft show?
    Curious Kealey in VT

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  6. Fabulous stuff. in the future they will be worth a lot of money.

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