Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Days of Christmas – Day 9
Welcome to Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas series. Today I have a sweet little gusseted pouch made using – you guessed it – the Envelope Punch Board 😉 This is the last one for this series though, I promise 🙂
I made these pouches using a tutorial by Lisa Althouse (LA Stamper), she has a video tutorial which is well worth a look, it explains how to make the gusset more simply than if you had to write it out. I promise that once you’ve made one they really are quick and easy.
They only use a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP and I used the Christmas Around the World DSP for this version as it complemented the colours of the little scratchies inside.
These little pouches are quite small (3-3/8 x 2-5/8″ or 8.5 x 6.5cm), so I kept my decoration pretty simple. I used one of the sentiments from Brightly Lit Christmas die cut with the matching framelits on Whisper White and layered it onto a small Metallic Foil Doily for some shine.
A simple knot of Quilted Christmas Ribbon added a few more touches of colour and a couple of Metallic Enamel Shape stars gave me the must-have Christmas sparkle 🙂
A quick and easy tutorial:
Requirements: 6 x 6″ DSP and Envelope Punch Board
- Line up DSP @ 2-1/4″, punch and score, slide to 3-1/4″, punch and score
- Rotate DSP 90º, line up the first score line with the score guide, punch and score
Line up the second score line with the score guide, punch, don’t score
- Rotate DSP 90º and repeat step 1
- Rotate DSP 90º and repeat step 2
- Remove the small squares near the punch outs
- Fold the double scored sides and fold again to create the gusset
- Score 1/2″ from the top flap score line to create the flat part of the front flap
- Adhere the sides and bottom
- Embellish as desired
I hope this makes sense, the video will help (one of the skills I’ve yet to learn).
The finished dimensions of the pouch are 3-3/8 x 2-5/8″ (8.5 x 6.5cm), so small, but still big enough for a little treat. They’ll hold some of the slimmer chocolates and small scratchies ($1 Australian ones at least), you could fold up cash and they’d make a nice jewellery pouch as well. They can hold a gift card, but the top isn’t quite flush when it’s closed, but I’m sure the recipient wouldn’t mind 😉
I think they’d be sweet at place settings on the table or handy little thank you’s for the office ladies at school, your parcel delivery man or hairdresser, you could even make up a batch for RAK’s (random acts of kindness) for when your out and about to spread some Christmas cheer
I hope you liked todays quick and easy project, these really make nice just-because gifts that don’t cost too much to fill because they’re so small, so make lots and spread the joy – sorry, the calendar has ticked over to December and my brain is now in full festive mode 😉
I’ll see you tomorrow with Day 10!
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