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Basic Back Gift Bag

I love the Summer Silhouettes stamp set, and use it a lot for cards. It seemed like the perfect set to dig out to decorate the hand-bag shaped gift bag.

This bag is perfect for little (and not so little) girls. Can you think of any who would not like to receive a gift in a lovely little bag like this?

I kept the colours simple – just one. The bag fastens using a brad with a candy dot, and the fastening “device” is made using the lovely Scalloped Tag Topper punch which leaves an aperture just the right size. Anyone would think I had planned it! A little bit of punching and inking and that is that.

Well, it was.

When I was prepping for the video, I had just received my new Stampin’ Up! order which included some Basic Black cardstock. Basic Black card is one of those things I kept meaning to add to the order, and then kept forgetting (a bit like the paper piercer which I still don’t have), and this seemed like the perfect time to have a play with it. Then I decided to change the stamp set I used from Summer Silhouettes to Flower Patch, and added some glimmer paper.

If you want to watch the video, click HERE, but be warned I changed the project (again) slightly part way through which is never a good idea! (Oh, and the camera kept going in and out of focus).

Card size – 20 x 26cm (7 7/8″, 10 1/4″)

Score on the long side at 2, 12 and 16cm (3/4″, 4 3/4″, 6 1/4″)

Score on the short side at 4 and 16cm (1 1/2″, 6 1/4″)

Items used:

Flower Patch Stamp Set

Basic Black cardstock

Whisper White Car Stock

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Candy Dots

1 3/4″ Scalloped Circle Punch

1″ Circle Punch

3/4″ Circle Punch

Back to Basics Alphabet stamp set

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