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Truly Tailored -- You're A Fox


Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Inky Friends Love It Live It Share It Blog Hop in February where we featured stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog.  I chose the Truly Tailored stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

One of my favorite gift packaging tools for small gift items is the Gift Bag Punch Board.  The punch board is quick and easy to use and the finished bag gives you a fun platform for creativity.


This project begins with a piece of True Gentleman Designer Series Paper cut to 7-1/4" x 10" to create a Small Gift Bag with the Gift Bag Punch Board; including punching the holes at the top of the bag for the ribbon closure.  Tear & Tape Adhesive was used to adhere the side tab and bottom flap of the gift bag.  Now it's time to decorate the bag.  For this bag, I wanted to create a flap closure that is secured with the ribbon.

A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was cut to 2-1/2" x 5" and scored at 1-3/4" along the 5" length.  The Stamp-a-ma-jig was used to create a double row border along the top and bottom edges of the cardstock using the triangles images and Chocolate Chip ink.  The cardstock was trimmed along the triangle edges closest to the top and bottom edges of the cardstock and thin strips of Night of Navy cardstock adhered behind the trimmed edges.  [I did not have my Stamparatus at the time I made this gift bag.  This process is a million times easier when you use the Stamparatus and just move the plate down one slot along the hinged edge.  Just saying...]

Fold the cardstock at the score line and then open to lay flat.  The larger area to one side of the fold is the front of the gift bag and the smaller area is the back of the gift bag.  The Stamp-a-ma-jig was used to stamp the double row of triangles near the score line using Chocolate Chip ink so that the triangles are along the fold line for the larger area (the front of the gift bag), 

With the unstamped side of the bag flap visible and laying flat, pinch the top of the bag closed (which will line up the holes along the top of the bag) and place the top of the bag near the fold line.  [Note that the bag will be slightly wider than the cardstock.)  Using a pencil, trace the two holes onto the cardstock for the area that will be at the front of the bag and punch out the holes with a handheld circle punch (I used the 1/4" handheld circle punch which is Retired).  Repeat the process for the area that will be at the back of the bag.  Fold the cardstock over the top of the bag and thread Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon through the holes of the cardstock and the bag from the back of the bag to the front of the bag and tie the ribbon in a knot on the front of the bag.  This is what the back of the bag will look like. 


To finish the front of the bag, wrap some Gold Metallic Thread around the width of your palm about 5 times (approximately 45") and then adhere at the center of the front part of the bag flap using a Mini Glue Dot.

Stamp the "You're A Fox" image on Very Vanilla cardstock using Tranquil Tide ink and cut out with Paper Snips.  Punch a piece of Night of Navy cardstock with the Tailored Tag punch and adhere the stamped piece at the center of the punched cardstock.  Adhere at the center of the front part of the bag flap using Stampin' Dimensionals.

There are some Retiring items used for this project:  Truly Tailored stamp set, True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon, and the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  You'll want to order these items soon before they are gone forever.

My last three posts have showcased many of the items in the True Gentleman Suite of products from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  You'll see even more fun ideas when you check in with the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Truly Tailored stamp set beginning tomorrow morning (Monday, 4/23/18).

Project Measurements -- 

True Gentleman Designer Series Paper:  7-1/4" x 10"; Very Vanilla:  2" x 3", 2-1/2" x 5" scored at 1-3/4" along the 5" length; Night of Navy:  2 @ 1/2" x 2-1/2", 2" x 3"; Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon:  11"; Gold Metallic Thread:  45"


Supplies I used to create this project -- 

Stamps:  Truly Tailored; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  True Gentleman; Embellishments:  Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Gift Bag Punch Board, Stamp-a-ma-jig; Other:  1/4" handheld circle punch (Retired)


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