How To Make This Stunning Gilded Autumn Gift Bag

Hello and welcome to Part 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Gilded Autumn Suite Showcase. Today I’m going to show you how to make this stunning Gilded Autumn gift bag with matching tag. If you missed the first two instalments of this showcase, you can find them here… Part 1 and Part 2.

As you may have guessed, this bag was made for my Mam! It’s her birthday at the end of the month and I wanted a cute bag to put some of her gifts in. As usual, she’ll see her presents here before she sees them in real life – sorry Mam!

Stampin' Up! Gilded Autumn Gift Bag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Start with a sheet of the Gilded Autumn Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP). I chose the Mint Macaron sheet with Copper foil foliage because the foiling really makes it feel special.

Score the DSP at 10, 14.5, 24.5 and 29 cm. Rotate through 90 degrees and score at 5, 25 and 29 cm. Check whether your DSP sheet has a particular orientation before scoring! Fold along all score lines.

Stampin' Up! Gilded Autumn Gift Bag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Snip up the score lines at the bottom of the DSP to meet the horizontal score line. Create tabs by snipping off small triangles.

Assemble the bag using Tear & Tape on the 1cm tabs and on the bottom of the bag. Squeeze the top of the bag together to close. Punch holes in the top of the bag for the ribbon.

Create the tag using a 10 x 5 cm piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock. Shape the tag using the Detailed Trio and Scalloped Tag Topper Punches. Decorate with elements punched from the DSP using the Autumn Punch Pack. Cut the letters (Playful Alphabet Dies) from Copper Brushed Metallic Cardstock using the Foam Adhesive Sheets.

Stampin' Up! Gilded Autumn Gift Bag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Tie the tag to the bag using the Copper Metallic Ribbon and embellish with one of the Acorn Trinkets.

Finally, fill with goodies and gift to someone who deserves Speciality DSP for their gift wrap!

What do you think to my Gilded Autumn Gift Bag?

I hope you like this stunning gift bag; I’m sure my Mam will! Who do you know that deserves Speciality DSP for their gift wrap? Why not make a custom gift bag like this one?

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Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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You Jump-Start My Heart!

Hello, and welcome to part 3 of the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Showcase. In part 2 we looked at handmade cards (you can find the blog here) and this week we will be making 3D projects. Again there will be examples for beginner, casual and avid crafters so, no matter what your level of experience and size of your craft stash, there’s something for everyone!

Classic Garage Suite

If you don’t have any experience making gift bags or boxes, or don’t have the tools you need, don’t worry – Stampin’ Up! make it super simple with their choice of pre-cut, pre-scored boxes which you just need to fold to assemble. They will really add that little extra touch to your gifts.


The project for beginners uses only the Stampin’ Up! Mini Pizza Boxes, cardstock, stamps and ink and so is really simple to make but gives a great alternative to wrapping sweet treats and other small gifts. The colour scheme for this project is Basic Black / Memento Tuxedo Black and Whisper White. Having assembled the box a used piece of Basic Black cardstock to create a border and then stamped onto a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock. This monochrome look is simple and stylish and even awkwardly shaped gifts will be packaged perfectly.

3D project – beginner crafter


The project for casual crafters adds in the use of the coordinating dies (Garage Gears Thinlits) and uses the Stampin’ Up! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. Once I had assembled the box, I cut a strip of Crushed Curry cardstock to create a band and wrapped it around the box, adhering at the back. I die-cut the gears out of Tranquil Tide cardstock and adhered them to the band of Crushed Curry cardstock, leaving a small portion to allow me to tuck the sentiment underneath. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic Grey cardstock, trimmed to size, tucked it under the die-cuts and stuck in place.

3D project – casual crafter


The avid crafter project uses the Stampin’ Up! Silver Mini Gable Boxes as well as the Classic Garage coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) and embellishments (ribbon and metal key). Once I had assembled the box, I cut a piece of DSP and adhered it to the front of the box. I then attached a coil of Silver Metallic Thread using a Mini Glue Dot. I stamped the sentiment onto Basic Black cardstock using Whisper White ink and cut it out using the Tailored Tag punch. The sentiment was then adhered using dimensionals. The final touch was to attach the metal key embellishment using the ribbon. These boxes give you a lovely, professional finish with hardly any effort.

3D project – avid crafter

Next Time…

I hope you have enjoyed part 3 of the Geared Up Garage Showcase. Next week we will review the Geared Up Garage stamp set and see some bonus projects! In the meantime, if you have any questions just let me know.


The product list for these three projects follows below. If you would like to purchase any of these items, click on the link and it will take you straight to my online shop!

First is the list of products from the Classic Garage Suite; then the gift boxes for you to decorate; then cardstock and ink pads in case you need to stock up or add a particular colour to your collection; then the basics (adhesive and envelopes) which we all need on hand and finally the tools which make life so much easier.

Classic Garage Suite items:

Classic Garage Designer Series Paper

Black / Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon

Classic Garage Metal Elements

Geared Up Garage Stamp Set

Garage Gears Thinlits Dies

Or buy the bundle (stamp set and dies) to save 10%:

Geared Up Garage BUNDLE

Gift Boxes:

Mini Pizza Boxes

Clear Tiny Treat Boxes

Silver Mini Gable Boxes

Cardstock and Ink pads:

Basic Black Cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Whisper White Cardstock

Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad

Crushed Curry Cardstock

Tranquil Tide Cardstock

Basic Grey Cardstock


Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

Mini Glue Dots

Silver Metallic Thread


Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Stampin’ Trimmer

Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Blades

Clear Block Bundle

Simply Shammy Stamp Cleaning Tool

Grid Paper