My Inky Friends-Presenting The Gifts Blog Hop-Nov 2017-Stamp With Shar

Hello and welcome to Presenting the Gifts Blog Hop! Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by gift packaging ideas. We are excited to share our creations with you today. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list and leave us all comments we love to hear from you! Thanks so much for joining us!

Gift Bag Stampin' Up Merry Music

How cute is this handbag? Adorable! I did a whole video on how to create this handbag only to realize it only recorded one minute and everything else…..gone!

I wanted to cry. I did a class on Thursday night. My first I might add. So I am a bit behind now.

Gift Bag Stampin' Up

Cutting & Scoring

  • Merry Music 12 by 12
  • Two pieces of Basic Black for the handles cut at ½” by 10″ scored at ¾” on each end


  • With the Envelope Punch Board you are gonna line the paper up at 2 ¾” and punch and score repeating that all the way round, when you score you will notice the paper runs off the board and you can’t score any more. Not a big deal as when you flip the paper and repeat the same process you will notice the lines do line up.
  • After you flip the paper and repeat the process all the way round punching and scoring at 2 ¾”
  • You are gonna score all four corners like this

Gift Bag Stampin' Up

  • Take the Simply Scored Scoring board and place your paper into the board. At 6″ inch mark you will score down to where the two lines meet in the middle of the V
  • Pick which side of paper you want on the outside
  • The paper pattern you pick for the outside, you are gonna fold in opposite corners down and glue them. The pattern you want must be underneath
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  • You are gonna take your Bone Folder and enforce all the score lines
  • Take Tear n Tape and the opposite corners the ones that you didn’t glue down add Tear n Tape

Gift Bag Stampin' Up

  • Repeat on the opposite side with the Tear n Tape
  • Turn paper over and add Tear n Tape. Again on the corners that was not glued down

Gift Bag Stampin' Up

  • If you notice in the two pictures above the inverted L’s are different that’s cause on one side of the paper and the other side, and again the Tear n Tape is on the sides that doesn’t have the two glued down corners.
  • Remove the backing and fold in all the pieces that you scored down at the 6″ mark and attach all the way round. Should look like this. See below

Gift Bag Stampin' Up

  • Take the remainder of the tape off on the inside and attach it to the wall of the box
  • Place the box on the Simply Scored Scoring Board and make sure its butted up to the base
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  • Score at like 5 ¼” mark across
  • Repeat on the other side too
  • Fold in the score lines and attach with glue so only a small piece is left.

Gift Bag Stampin' Up

  • I used Velcro for the closure
  • Stamped the sentiment and die cut it with the Layering Circle Framelits
  • Die cut the Scalloped Circle in Basic Black and attached to the bag
  • Tied a bow around one of the handles and added Tissue Paper

What I love about this project is if you change the paper you get a whole different look. It’s just stunning and I hope you will give this project a try.


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