A Sweet Gift Bag…

This little bag is so sweet and made the perfect container for a birthday gift or maybe Mother’s Day this weekend.  Here’s the bag…


This is a great way to use up retired DSP.  This is Afternoon Picnic which is one of my favorites.  Love the way this little bag turned out and it only took half a sheet of DSP.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits just in case you need a cute vintage bag this spring.


  • Paper:  Afternoon Picnic DSP or DSP of your choice, Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum and Coastal Cabana cardstock.
  • Ink:  Soft Suede
  • Stamps:  Regarding Dahlias, En Francis Background Stamp
  • Tools and Embellishments:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelit and Itty Bitty Flower Punch.  Pearls and Crumb Cake Seam Binding


  • 6″ x 12″ DSP, scored on short side at 1″ and 5″.  Score on long side at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″
  • Cut tabs on long side to score line.
  • Turn to right side and add adhesive to both tabs and both sides at one end.  Fold to adhere.
  • Pinch the top together and punch through all layers on each side.  Run seam binding through to close.

Does this give you an idea to help use up your retired DSP?  I did use a sponge to “age” the bag by sponging all edges of the bag and the tag.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”They always say time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself.”

Inky fingers will make you happy…