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Daisy Gift Bag…

Today’s post is another gift idea that would work for most occasions (just in case you get caught behind the ball rather than on it).  This would be the perfect gift bag to have on hand…

How pretty is that paper?  This bag is 3-3/4″ wide, 2″ deep and 9″ tall…

Glamour close up…

Side view showing embellishments.

You could definitely make this bag 12″ tall, but I used the extra DSP to make that border which is actually the flip side of this paper in the new Incolor, Tranquil Tide.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Tranquil Tide Cardstock, plus Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Delightful Daisy and Label Me Pretty
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gift Bag Punch Board, Hole Punch, Delightful Daisy Punch, Pretty Label Punch, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and 5/8″ Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and Linen Thread


  • Cut DSP 9″ on one side.  Follow directions on Gift Bag Punch Board for Large Bag.  Fold on all score lines and attach with Tear Tape or Fast Fuze.
  • Using Scallop Framelit from Seasonal Layers Thinlits cut one side of the 3″ piece you cut away from 12″ DSP paper.  Attach to top of gift bag with Tear Tape and score on existing score lines.
  • Punch two holes at top to thread ribbon through and tie in a knot.  Trim ends.
  • Stamp two daisies on scrap Thick Whisper White CS in Tranquil Tide and punch out with Delightful Daisy Punch.  Curl petals using bone folder.  Attach flowers with dimensional being sure to rotate the petals.  Add to bag with dimensionals.
  • Stamp border (Archival Basic Black) and sentiment (Tranquil Tide) on scrap Thick Whisper White.  Trim close to border with snips.  Punch another label from Tranquil Tide CS, punch both layers with small circle punch then layer together with dimensionals.  Thread with Linen Thread and loop around daisy.

Think I’ll go back through my DSP stash that is retiring and make up some of these bags to have on hand…

Today Sweetums and I are winging our way to New York City to meet up with our son’s family and surprise Lyla for her tenth birthday.  Our flight this morning was at 5:45 a.m.!  And I know we will be too excited to be tired.  I’ll post pics when I get home Monday.

You have a great weekend whatever your plans are!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Found this pillow while shopping last week.

Hope it brought a smile.  Stay inky…Be HaPpY!



Bagging It…Beautifully!

Did you see the new tool in the soon to go “live” catalog?  I’m all about tools…I love tools and this one caught my eye right away.  It’s called the Gift Bag Punch Board and it’s on page 150 of the new catalog.

Since as Demos we can order early and this product was on our “sneak peek” list, I was all over it.  And I’ve had time to work with it, conquer the learning curve and help you.

Here’s a sample of the small, medium and large bag…


Each of these were made from Designer Series Paper, but you could also use cardstock.  There are five punches to make the tabs to close the bottom of the box and a reverse punch for making evenly spaced holes at the top of the bag for tying a ribbon closure.  It took me three tries to get it right.  So start with some copy paper while your are learning.  What threw me off was the side scoring…so pay particular attention to that and you should be fine.

You can make your box as tall as you like (I’m thinking wine bottles) and you’ll need sticky tape to keep it sturdy and closed.

The really fun part is in the decorating.  You can see I have decorated for three different occasions.  The small bow punch really came in handy, too.  And how about that “Bonnie” flower.  That was quickly made with tissue paper, and the floral frames collection framelits with two crossing staples in the center (five layers scrunched together).

As you look through the new catalog, take a look at some of the tools.  They will serve you for years of projects.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!


A Bag of Love…

A little Valentine bag you can fill with love made with the new Mini Treat Bag.  But I can see where this die will come in handy for so many other occasions.  Here’s my little bag of love…

imageCant you just imagine these at a birthday party, wedding favor or a little gift for any occasion?  Yep, I’m thinking this one is a “keeper”!

These little bags are super quick and easy.  It does take a half sheet of DSP to make.  This little bag was made with the FREE DSP in the Sale-A-Bration catalog called Best Year Ever.

a short post today as we are taking the “littles” to Homosassas State Park for the day :-)!

here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Yep…doin’ my HaPpY dance today…

get inky…be HaPpY!