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?

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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Happy crafting, h x

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Painted Poppies Gift Bag

Hello, and welcome to the 4th instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Stamp Set Showcase. If you have missed parts 1-3 you can find them here (part 1, part 2, part 3).

This week I’d like to show you a project using the Stampin’ Up! Copper Dotted Treat Bags. These bags are really cute on their own but you can really step them up with a little embellishment.

Let’s make it…

In this case, I have cut 5 leaves and the swirly label out of Copper Foil Sheets using the Painted Labels dies which are part of the Painted Poppies bundle. I have also cut the largest label out of Whisper White cardstock.

To create the two poppies, I first stamped the ‘in-fill’ stamp onto Whisper White cardstock in ‘second generation’ Soft Suede ink. This simply means that once I had inked up the stamp, I stamped onto my grid paper and then onto the Whisper White (without reinking the stamp). I really want to do another version of this project using Rococo Rose as the ‘in-fill’ because it seems to coordinate so well with metallics. I then heat embossed the poppy images in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. These were cut out using the coordinating dies.

To create the two poppies, I first stamped the ‘in-fill’ stamp onto Whisper White cardstock in ‘second generation’ Soft Suede ink. This simply means that once I had inked up the stamp, I stamped onto my grid paper and then onto the Whisper White (without reinking the stamp). I really want to do another version of this project using Rococo Rose as the ‘in-fill’ because it seems to coordinate so well with metallics. I then heat embossed the poppy images in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. These were cut out using the coordinating dies.

I layered and adhered all of my die cuts and attached to the gift bag using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is provided by one of the Mini Library Clips which keeps the bag closed.

I layered and adhered all of my die cuts and attached to the gift bag using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is provided by one of the Mini Library Clips which keeps the bag closed.

I think these Treat Bags are fabulous for small gifts, table favours or even gift cards. The use of metallics creates a really luxurious look which I’m sure your recipient will adore!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

I hope you can join me again next week for more inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set.

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products), simply click the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane Gift Bag

Join me to make this bright and cheerful Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane gift bag!

I’m so pleased that my Daisy Lane Stamp Set Showcase fell on a month with 5 Sundays! Last week I showed you three different Daisy Lane cards using the same colour scheme. If you missed that blog post, you can find it here.

Those of you who follow me on Pinterest (@hc_handmadecrafts) may have noticed that I’ve been trying to organise my boards and one of the new ones is called ‘SU Bright and Cheerful’. Surely Daisy Lane would be the perfect bundle to create a new project to add to the board. In this case I have used the punch from the bundle and combined it with the larger Daisy punch.

I decided on a Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane gift bag as we have already looked at cards, gift boxes, tags and home décor pieces.

How to make it…

The basic bag is made from Bermuda Bay cardstock measuring 27x18cm. Simply score along the long edge at 8, 13, 21 and 26cm and along the short edge at 14.5cm. See the black lines in the diagram. Snip to create tabs as soon by the orange lines in the diagram. Fold along all score lines and crease with a bone folder. Add ‘tear and tape’ along the sections labelled a and b, assemble and adhere.

How to decorate it…

To decorate the bag, I used the Daisy and Medium Daisy punches to cut out 4 large daisies and two medium daisies from Melon Mambo cardstock. These are layered together and adhered to form 2 large daisies and 1 medium daisy. The centres are decorated using Clear Faceted Gems. I have punched ‘Sprigs’ from Granny Apple Green cardstock and layered them behind the daisies.

The two large daisies are adhered straight to the gift bag. The medium daisy is adhered to a tag which I created from a 5x10cm piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock. The top of the tag is formed using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and for the bottom I have rounded the corners using the Detailed Trio punch.

The sentiment is die cut from Mango Melody cardstock using the Well Written dies – in this case I have used ‘hooray’. The final touch is one of the retired Gold Library Clips but any similar clip would work just as well.

Brilliant Brights…

As well as showing off how versatile these punches are, I think this gift bag also shows how vibrant the ‘Brights’ colour family is. There are some great choices to make your summer craft projects stand out from the crowd and put a smile on people’s faces.

Any questions?

I really hope you have enjoyed this tutorial for the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Lane gift bag, and the last 5 weeks as we have explored the Daisy Lane bundle and some fabulous coordinating products. As usual, if you have any questions leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next time…

Next week will see the start of a brand new Stamp Set Showcase. I just need to decide what to feature!

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Happy crafting x

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One Sheet Wonder!

Helen’s ‘One Sheet Wonder’

This is a great project if you have been hoarding your beautiful 12x12s for just the right occasion! You will create a fantastic matching set of items to complement a special gift for someone. Just make sure its someone who deserves your best papers!

What you will create:

  •           Notecard
  •           Envelope
  •           Gift bag
  •           Gift tag
  •           Bookmark

You will need:

  •           One sheet of 12×12 paper / card
  •           Trimmer
  •           Corner punch
  •           Hole punch
  •           Small scraps of white paper and card
  •           Scissors
  •           Ribbon / twine
  •           Tear tape
  •           Envelope punch board
  •           Gift bag punch board

Instructions:

Step 1: Trim the pieces as shown in the diagram and described below. Numbers in circles are the cutting order. Other numbers are measurements in inches.

a) Create one 4×12” strip by cutting along line 1.

b) Cut this strip into one 4×2” strip and one 4×10” strip by cutting along line 2. Put these to one side for the moment.

c) Take the remaining 8×12” piece and cut into one 8×4” strip and one 8×8” square by cutting along line 3. Put the smaller piece to one side.

d) Trim the 8×8” square into a 6×6” square, making sure you keep the trimmed pieces.

Step 2: Score and fold the 8×4” piece in half to create the 4×4” notecard. If required, cut a 7×3” piece of white paper, score and fold in half, to create an insert. Use tear tape to attach to the inside of the notecard. This is only necessary if you are using double sided or a dark coloured card / paper and allows you to write in the card.

Step 3: Round the corners of the 4×2” piece to create your gift tag. Punch a hole at one end and thread a length of twine or ribbon through. If required, cut a 1×2” piece of white card and adhere to the back of the tag. This is only necessary if you are using double sided or a dark coloured card / paper and allows you to write on the tag.

Step 4: Round the corners of one of the long, thin offcuts to create your bookmark. Punch a hole at one end and thread a length of twine or ribbon through.

Step 5: Take the 4×10” strip and create the gift bag according to the instructions on the gift bag punch for a SMALL gift bag. Assemble using tear tape.

Step 6: Take the 6×6” square and create the envelope according to the instructions on the envelope punch – the score line for a 4×4” envelope is at 3”. Adhere using tear tape and add extra tape, leaving the backing in place, ready to seal the envelope.