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

Would you like to create this bag? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below.

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here

Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Faux Watercolour Gift Tag

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you the faux watercolour technique using Stampin’ Write Markers. These markers can be used in so many different ways and this is one of my favourites.

Faux watercolour technique using Stampin' Write Markers and the Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set - gift tag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The tag base is a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper measuring 10 x 2.5 cm.

I have used the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and Stampin’ Write Markers in Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape. I used the brush end of the Markers to colour in the flower – I started with Flirty Flamingo on the outer petals and worked inwards with Melon Mambo and finally Gorgeous Grape in the centre of the flower.

Once I had applied the ink with the Markers, I spritzed the stamp with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer. I then stamped onto the paper twice – once in the bottom right corner and once in the top right (without reinking). It’s best to hold the stamp in place for a few seconds to allow the water and the ink to soak in to the paper.

Faux watercolour technique using Stampin' Write Markers and the Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set - gift tag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I heat embossed the sentiment (also from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set) in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Gorgeous Grape cardstock and trimmed it to 10 x 2 cm.

I adhered the sentiment to the tag base and then shaped the tag using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. It is finished off with a length of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

What do you think to faux watercolour technique?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this technique. Do you have Stampin’ Write Markers? Are you going to try the faux watercolour technique with them? If you haven’t purchased any yet, you should definitely consider it as they can be used in so many different ways!

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

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find out my current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop.

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

Product List

|———–Disclaimer——–|

The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

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.