Valentines Gift Bag using Brights DSP Stack

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Handmade Valentines Gift Bag using Stampin' Up! Products

I am sharing with you today the Valentines Gift Bag and present I have bought for my husband for Valentines Day (here's hoping he doesn't check out my blog for the next few days).

Handmade Valentines Gift Bag using Stampin' Up! Products to fit Sainsburys Wooden Star

I bought this cute little wooden star that says "I love you more than all the stars" from Sainsburys and needed to make a skinny gift bag to fit the star (any excuse to do some crafting!)

Handmade Valentines Gift Bag using Stampin' Up! Products Side View

You can make this Gift Bag in less then 10 minutes by following these steps:
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 12" by 6 1/2". I've used the polka dot pattern from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack in Real Red
  • On the long side, score at 4 1/2", 5 1/2", 10" and 11"
  • Turn the paper once and score on the short side at 5 1/2 "
  • Fold and burnish all scores lines
  • Cut up to the 5 1/2" score line on the long side on all 4 score lines (4 1/2", 5 1/2", 10" and 11")
  • Place your paper back in its orignal position and remove the far right hand bottom square (measuring 1" by 1")
  • Using a good adhesive such as Sticky Strip or Fast Fuse, adhere the far right hand panel (measuring 5 1/2" by 1") to far left panel to form the gift bag sides
  • Fold the flaps in at the bottom and use a good adhesive to keep these in place. 
  • Using any punch that suits your design, punch out a handle. I have used the Word Window Punch and have secured the top with a Clothespin.
  • Stamp a sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock and punch this out using a punch of your choice. I have used the sentiment "I Love You Always" from the Something to Say stamp set and the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. I also punched out a 2" Circle in Basic Black to layer my sentiment.
  • Finally, I stamped a small heart from the Something to Say stamp set in Real Red and punched it out using the Heart Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punches and adhered this to my sentiment.


  1. Beautiful idea and gorgeous gifts.
    Linda xxx

  2. Hi Kim this is gorgeous I love the gift bag and the gift is beautiful. Enjoy Valentine's Day. Hugs Jackie

  3. Fantastic gift bag and lovely gift. x

  4. Fabulous bag and love the wooden star x