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Tote Gift Bag: How to make a little gift bag that looks like the ‘real thing’ !!!

Hi Folks,

Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoy todays little tutorial. Please feel free to ask me any questions or just drop me a comment to say ‘Hi’. I love to hear from you.

I can’t believe May is almost over already!!! However it does turn my thoughts to summer and this little project makes the perfect presentation bag for summer gifts (birthdays, teacher thank you, just because). And it is amazing fun to do. So join me in making this now.

Check out the video tutorial and further details of project below.

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Gorgeous little Tote Gift Bag. Perfect for giving small gifts and greetings cards.

Gorgeous little Tote Gift Bag. Perfect for giving small gifts and greetings cards.

 

 

 

 

Do send me pics of your creations and I will post them up on my blog. Email cardcraftsbylilli@gmail.com.

Enjoy!!   🙂

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 Project Details:

Please note, this project was made using Imperial measurements so any reference to Metric measurements are an estimation and should be double checked.

  • Base Box (bottom) – 2 ½” (6.4cm) x 5 ¼” (13.4cm) – Score all four sides at ½” (1.3 cm) and snip all four corners, once only, to make corners.
  • Base Wrap (main bag piece) – The larger bag was 5” (12.7cm) depth or 3 ½” (8.9cm) for smaller bag x 12” (30.5cm) – you can change depth as required.
  • Bottom Strip – 3/4” (1.9 cm)x 12” (30.5 cm) – a decorative strip may need more than ¾” – for scalloped bottom I used 7/8” x 12”
  • Top Strip – 3/4” (1.9 cm) x 12” (30.5 cm)
  • Inside Strip – ½”(1.3 cm) x 12” (30.5 cm)
  • Inside Designer Label – Whisper White cardstock 2” (5.1 cm) x 1 1/8” (2.7 cm) and Matching Cardstock 2 1/8” (5.1 cm) x 1 ¼” (3.2 cm)
  • Handles (2 of) – ¾” (1.9 cm) x 8” (20.3 cm) (2 of = 3.8 cm x 20.3cm ) – for 5” bag make handle length longer if desired 
  • Side Loops – 3” (7.6cm) x 3/8” (1cm) (2 of = 7.6cm x 2cm)
  • Between Handle Stitch – ¾” (1.9cm) x 1 5/8” (4cm) (2 of = 3.8cm x 4cm)
  • Bag Charms – 1 ½” x 1 ½” (3.8cm x3.8cm) for 1” Circle Punch – 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” (4.5cm x 4.5cm) for 1 ¼” Circle Scallop Punch – 1 1/2” (3.8cm x3.8cm) for Doggie Head
  • Brads – (4 of ) Antique Brads – 117273
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewel – ( 1 of ) – 119246
  • Sticky Strip – approx. 210 cm
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110775
  • Bone Folder – 102300
  • Dauber – 133773
  • Ink Pad to match/contrast the cardstock used – Basic Gray used – 126981
  • Score Board and Scoring Stylus – 122334
  • Piercing Mat – 126119
  • Piercing Tool – 126189
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch 119882
  • 1″ Circle Punch – 119868
  • 1- 1/4” Scallop Circle Punch – 127811
  • White Gel Pen – 105021
  • Stampin’ Trimmer – 129722
  • Clear Blocks Starter Bundle – 129851
  • Stamp Set – Hot Diggety Dog – 134024
  • Stampin’ Scrub – 126200
  • Stampin’ Mist – 102394

Design Credits for original inspiration:

Caroline Hallett

Delias Paper World

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Scottie Dog: Friend to Friend

Hi Everyone,

I’m back! Yay! Whilst I’m still having some issues with my PC at least I am able to get my blogging back underway.

I hope all is good with you. Brrrr!! It’s a bit chilly here this morning. We’ve had strange weather, alternating between brilliant sunshine and ‘relatively’ high temperatures (for Northern Ireland anyway) and hailstones and cold, cold winds. Today we’ve got rain. 😦

Anyhow, it’s lovely and cosy in my craft room and it’s my little happy place 😉

Recently I’ve been playing with the cute little Hot Diggety Dog stamp set. I hope you like the result.  Any questions or comments please do drop me a line as I would love to hear from you.

I’ve also added some other little cards I’ve made with this lovely stamp set and I have to credit Paula Knall and Michelle Last for design of 3 of these.

Details of products used are below and of course the direct link to craft shopping Heaven 🙂 Don’t forget to check out our gorgeous Designer Series Papers and Embellishments while you’re browsing.

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I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator so click here to view shop 🙂

 

 

Materials:

Stamp Set:

  • Hot Diggity Dog – 134024
  • Lovely As A Tree – 127793
  • Teeny Tiny Sentiments – 130042
  • Moon Lake – 138540

Cardstock:

  • Basic Black – 121688 – card base (10.5cm x 29.6cm score and fold at 14.8cm) also enough card for punched piece
  • Whisper White – 106549 – (9.5cm x 13.8cm) also enough for punched piece

Inking and Colouring:

  • Soft Sky inkpad – 131181
  • Pear Pizzazz inkpad  – 131180
  • Always Artichoke inkpad – 126972
  • Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad – 126976
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Basic Black and Basic Gray – Neutrals Collection – 131261
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Pacific Point, Real Red, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive – Brights Collection – 131259
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Mossy Meadow – 2014/2016 In Color Collection – 133654

Punches:

  • Modern Label – 119849
  • Word Window – 119857

Basic Tools:

  • Brayer – 102395
  • Daubers – 133773
  • Uniball Gel Pen – 105021
  • Stamp-A-Ma-Jig – 101049
  • Stampin Trimmer – 129722
  • Clear Blocks – 129851
  • Stampin’ Scrub – 126200
  • Stampin’ Mist – 102394
  • Multipurpose Glue – 110755
  • Sticky Strip – 104294
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator so click here to view shop 🙂

HOT DIGGITY DOG!!!!

Hi Folks,

How cute is this greetings card and gift box!

Hot Diggity Dog - greetings card and gift box

Hot Diggity Dog – greetings card and gift box

So easy to co-ordinate Cardstock, Designer Series Paper, Inkpads and Embellishments from the beautiful range of products from Stampin’ Up!

Take the tedium out of trying to source suitable materials.

 

Check out my online shop and peruse these gorgeous products at your leisure 24/7.

This leaves you more time to be creative and less time trying to get everything to coordinate.

 

If you’ve any questions or comments I would love to hear from you. (really, I would LOVE to hear from you) 🙂

 

Further detail below on products used:

 

 

Products Used:

 (and don’t forget to check the basic tools tab)

 

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