Sunday, 29 November 2015

Little Red Gift Bag 3D Theme CTC#58

Since it's Sunday night, it must be time for CASE-ing The Catty. We are a team of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators who love to use the catalogue to Copy and Share.  You may have just come from my friend Kathryn, her Advent Calendar is AMAZING! Now you're here with me, Rachel, on my blog Stampinpals. Make sure you click on the links at the end of each blog, so you visit each of the design crew.

This week at CASE-ing The Catty, we are featuring 3D projects and I'm sure the rest of the design crew will have some fantastic projects to share. Usually, I find 3D difficult, although I've mastered Card-in-a-Box these days. Stampin' Up!® saved the day for me when they added the Gift Bag Punch Board to the catalogue, you'll find it on page 150 of the catalogue, along with the Envelope Punch Board and Gift Box Punch Board,

With a bit of thought I can make these bags too, which stopped me buying  the Gift Bag Punch Board for just a little while, but I'm finding it so easy to whip up a colour co-ordinated gift bag now. I flicked through my Holiday Catalogue searching for ideas on how to "Christmas-It-Up" and decided on Kraft Corrugated cardboard around the top to reinforce it for the ribbon, some stars in Gold Glimmer Paper and a Snowflake Element tied with Gold Cording Trim were perfect.

I'd seen all of these products scattered through the Holiday Catalogue and they definitely give a festive look to cards and gifts.

The gusset on the side is easily done with the Gift Bag Punch Board, you just follow the directions written on the board. There is also a hole punch which helps with evenly spacing the ribbon holes around the top. After punching out a tag with the Ornate Tag Topper, I stamped with a simple stamp from Day Of Celebration.

Now I'll head off to make more bags to hold the gifts for the kids at school, and you pop on over to visit the lovely Helen at H2Designs

Cheers, Rachel

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  1. This is truly lovely Rachel. The corrugated cardboard along the top adds a special touch & I love the way the ribbon threads through it.

  2. I love the dangling stars at the end of the tag! This is a great idea.

  3. Lovely Rachel, love the whole ensemble, but the corrugated kraft at the top is terrific. Can I ask what size paper you started with and what the finished bag measurements are? I don't have the SU gift bag board and I'm finding it hard to get a sense of size. How big cn you make the bags?

    1. Thanks Liz for your kind comments. I began with a piece of 12" X 12" and made the largest bag. Before gluing it together, I took a couple of inches off the top, because the gift is small. The bag is nowhere near the size of a bottle bag,although a friend thought it was from the picture, 9.5 cm on the flat side and 5cm through the folded side, 21 cm tall. I really like this gift bag punch though!

  4. I like the combination of colours and the gift bag is lovely. I love the wooden elements.

  5. What a lovely gift bag. I especially love the corrugated paper around the top. What a great touch!

  6. Beautiful, Rachel! Love the textures from the corrugated card, glimmer paper, metallic cord & wooden element (& the fact the wrapping co-ordinates beautifully with the gift!) :)


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