Make It Monday | Square Bottomed Gift Bag

Make It Monday Square bottomed gift bag candles chocolate lipstick using A Whole Lot of Lovely from Stampin' Up!

Make It Monday

Hello! Welcome to this weeks Make It Monday!
A few weeks ago I attended a Crafty Retreat with 40 of my Stampin’ Sisters, and the next few Make It Mondays are things that have been inspired by project from that weekend. This particular project was inspired by a Swap I received from the lovely Jane Carroll.

Make It Monday Square bottomed gift bag candles chocolate lipstick using A Whole Lot of Lovely from Stampin' Up!

This fun mini gift bag starts off as a pretty standard bag, the trick is in the closing….. Instead of pinching the top, or punching a hole and threading some ribbon, the box is flattened. I have kept it closed with a staple, but you could us a clip or ribbon.


Designer Series Paper – 5 1/2 x 6″ (14 x 15.5 cm)

Score on the short side at: 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4 and 5″ (3, 6, 9 and 12 cm)

Score on the long side at: 1 1/4″ (3 cm)

Make It Monday Square bottomed gift bag candles chocolate lipstick using A Whole Lot of Lovely from Stampin' Up!

The Designer Series Paper for the black bag is from A Whole Lot of Lovely, while the white one is Naturally Eclectic. The sentiment is taken from Lovely Inside and Out.

My favourite part of this bag though has to be those cute paper bows. They are super easy to create using the Bow Builder Punch; check the video for how I put them together. I do have a couple of tips though, I would use TomBow glue to stick them together (rather than the glue dots I used for speed in the video), and give the pieces time to dry before assembling the bow. Use a bone folder to create a natural bend in card stock, and use card stock rather than Designer Series Paper.

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Tag a Bag….. anda box …. and a card …… oh and label something too!

For me one of the hidden gems of the Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue is the Tag a Bag kits! I love making presents look really special, but these kits can be used for so much more than just gift wrap!

Stampin' Up! UK Tag a Bag cardThis card uses on the tags, from the accessory kit, a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels (coloured with a Blendabilities pen) and a stamped sentiment from ‘Something to Say’ and its just so cute!

The Tag a bag accessory kits come with 10 tags, 10 labels, 10 mini binder clips, some self adhesive strip, a whole heap of Whisper White bakers twine, and dimentional! thats way more than you would ever need to make 10 lovely tags, or cards! As usual, the kits are in coordinating colours, the annual catalogue kit uses Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey. While the seasonal variation (found in the Autumn-Winter catalogue) is in Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Garden Green, and Pistachio Pudding. And for only £7.25, they are great value!

Right, thats enough waffle! What can you do with them!

Stampin' Up! UK Tag a bag

Thats loads of really lovely tags, which could be just as many cards! to make those gifts look gorgeous!

but there’s more!

Stampin' Up! UK tag a bag kit

This is what I had left! its loads! half a sheet of those dimentionals (these arent the same as the ones you get if you just buy dimentional, they are fatter, and you get 40 per kit), two of the binder clips, a lot of self adhesive strip! and so much Whisper White bakers twine I might have to use it as gift ribbon!

And if you thought that was all……

Are theses kits awesome! check back soon for some more gift packaging options!



Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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