Gift Bag from a 12×12 Designer Series Paper

In the video, I not only show this easy folding method to an excellent gift bag/purse, but also the watercolor techniques that I used to color this awesome ‘Victorian’ Santa.


Supplies used in the project:

  • 115326   Good Cheer stamp set (set of 3)  $22.95
  • 115672   Merry Moments Designer Paper   $9.95
  • 101650  Very Vanilla Cardstock  (40 sheets)  $7.50
  • 102514  Creamy Caramel Cardstock (24 sheets)  $7.95
  • 106696  Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons  (12 colors) $19.95
  • 103954  Aquapainters (set of 2)  $16.95
  • 112533  Jumbo Brads 5/8 in. Neutrals  (8 ea. of 4) colors, $6.95
  • 109053  Bravo Burgundy 5/8 in grosgrain ribbon (15 yds)  $7.95
  • 111343  Chunky Sprinkles glitter (iridescent) set of 4 colors  $15.95


A “Touch of Nature” Sample

 Touch of Nature Stationery Set

I am re-posting this last year’s gift bag/stationery sample done with the retiring set "A Touch of Nature" set that is retiring shortly! This is one of the couple of sets of stationery that I made for teacher’s gifts last year.
I took a small 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 3 inch Kraft handle bag and put a ‘false front’ and stamped the vanilla tissue. The bag matches the card and stationery container all made with cardstock.  I have the stationery holder standing at far left and shown open at the bottom.  The card is standing up. 
The template for the stationery holder is HERE.
The main set used is "A Touch of Nature"   The colors are Always Artichoke, So Saffron (sponged with More Mustard) and Black. I got the inspiration for the entire ensemble  from the card (which I got in a swap but didn’t have a name on it–gotta put your name on stuff!).  The center of the flower is a brown pom-pom… the 3D look is priceless.