12 Weeks of Halloween | Week 5

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 5

Today I have a sweet little gift bag to share with you made using the Gift Bag Punch Board. I have to admit to feeling a little guilty for not having used this punch board for absolutely ages. It’s such a quick and easy way to make gift bags and there’s no maths required, I don’t know why I don’t use it more 😉

The bags are made and decorated with the Spooky Night DSP. I’m really loving this paper pack with so many elements suitable for cutting out or punching, I’m flying through it and definitely will be needing more before Halloween actually arrives!

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My bags are quite a generous size, 3-5/8″W x 4-5/8″H x 2″D and can hold loads of goodies. I think one of my favourite elements is the reinforced handles, I love the stitching detail around the edge and they help make the openings stronger.

I die cut the handle using the Layering Ovals Framelits and then die cut a cardstock frame using the same framelit and a Stitched Shapes Framelit. Tombow was the easiest way to adhere these and I know they’re going to stay put 🙂

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This size bag used a piece of DSP 6″ x 12″, so you can make two from one 12″ x 12″ piece of DSP.

TIP: Check the orientation of your paper before you cut it to make sure any directional designs will be going the right way.

Directions for how to make the bag are printed on the Gift Bag Punch Board and then it’s simply adding the flat decoration before putting them together. These are really quick and easy to make, perfect for last-minute gifts.

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The sentiments are from the Spooky Cat stamp set and stamped in Momento Black on a 2″ “moon” of Very Vanilla. The cat coordinates with the Cat Punch and I fussy cut the other elements, which didn’t take too long as they’re simple shapes.

The pumpkins can also be die cut with the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits which coordinate with the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, I don’t have these but definitely would have used them if I did, fussy cutting is not my strong suit 😦

I used doubled Jute Twine and Vintage Crochet Trim to close my bags and love how both of these look, some Black Rhinestones Jewels on both my kitties added some sparkle and was the finishing touch for my bags.

I hope you liked my project today and if you haven’t used your Gift Bag Punch Board for a while, dust it off and start creating some packaging pretties before the silly season starts 🙂

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12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 5 | Supplies

Spooky Cat (photopolymer) // 144749
Cat Punch // 144666
– Spooky Cat Bundle (save 10%) // 146014

Basic Black cardstock // 121688
Spooky Night DSP // 144610
Pumpkin Pie cardstock // 108601
Very Vanilla cardstock // 106550

Momento Black ink pad // 132708

2″ Circle Punch // 133782
Gift Bag Punch Board / 135862
Layering Ovals Framelits // 141706
Stitched Shapes Framelits // 145372

Black Rhinestone Jewels // 144639
Jute Twine // 144625
Vintage Crochet Trim // 144611

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