Monday, December 6, 2010

Gift Bag & Notecards Set

This is a little gift I made for a friend - a mini bag and 4 notecards. The bag is a variation of a Bagalope. There are numerous tutorials online for a Bagalope - a bag made from an envelope. The one I started with is a video from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts - a very talented lady.

I just varied it using Bazzill Black Swiss Dots instead of an envelope plus designer paper and ribbon to finish it off . The tag says "A Little Something For You" (Stampin Up) and cut with a Nellie Snellen Oval die.

The notecards are very simple layers prettied up with the Fiskars Threading Water Punch. The edges of the cuttlebugged (Birds & Swirls) white card are sponged lightly with pink stamp ink.  The base layer is black Swiss Dots, the same as the bag.

If you try this the only issue I had was that the folded card is hard to keep together underneath the bag as it wants to spring back. Next time I would add some strengthening pieces, but I'm happy with it for a first effort.

Do you have any fave gift bag designs you can recommend or point me to? I'm ready to try a few more now that I've dipped my toe in the water.


  1. Very nice, Yvonne! That black and white is so elegant, but the dress makes it fun too!!! Check out Splitcoast Stampers Resource section for more bags and things! Can't wait to see your next one :)

  2. Thanks for the resources tip Patti - off to check it out.

  3. WOW, what a fabulous gift, Yvonne! The dress on the cards is beautiful and I really love the cute little bag!! I agree with Patti - Splitcoast is a great resource for templates. Have fun!

  4. Wow! This is fabulous! I have never made a bagelope before...but your gorgeous example has inspired me to try! And what a stunning card, too!

  5. This is amazing... I LOVE the colors you chose. Your friend is going to love it.. Thank you so much for visiting my blog each day..:) Makes me smile to see your name pop up. I have to agree that Splitcoaststampers Resource section has an amazing amount of bags and boxes. Many have videos that Beate has done to help.. I am a visual person..

  6. Hi Yvonne! What a wonderful gift idea and you did an AWESOME job! LOVE the black & white with just a touch of color ... very classy & elegant!
    You blog looks GREAT ... I can't wait to see more of your handy work! Hugs to ya!

  7. Could this be any cuter!?! I love it!!! Thank you so much for leaving such a nice comment over on the Imaginisce blog about my circus tent shaped card! I really appreciate it! Have a beautiful day!

  8. wow , this is simply gorgeous.
    Such an elegant project.


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