Christmas Gift Bag Punch Board Packaging Ideas

Here are some Christmas packaging ideas using your Gift Bag Punch Board.  These ideas come from earlier blog posts and the original instructions use Fancy Favor Big Shot Die or the Fry Box Big Shot Die.  Adapt these ideas for your Christmas Packaging this year.

Christmas Fancy Favor & RosetteChristmas Fancy Favor

Fancy Favor ChristmasA Fancy Favor Christmas

Santa Claus Fry BoxElf Fry BoxSnowman Tag or OrnamentSanta, Elf, and Snowman Boxes

Watch this Video for instructions on using the Gift Bag Punch Board.

Happy Christmas Gifting this year!

 

Let’s Celebrate Favor Box

This will be the favor box made with the Gift Bag Punch Board for my friend’s bridal shower.  You can put treats in it with out without a cellophane bag.  This bag is 3″ tall.  I have not decided if I want to clip or tie it closed yet.
Celebrate Favor BagSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Confetti Celebration   Wood # 141510, Clear #142034
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits  #141706
Punch: Blossom Builder #141469
Tools:  Gift Bag Punch Board  #135862
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, or Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pool Party card stock at 4-1/4″ x 10″.
2.  Make a Small Gift Bag.  Watch thie Video for detailed instructions.
3.  Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock with Bermuda Bay ink.  Cut it out with the desired size Layering Oval Framelit.  Cut a Scallop Oval just slightly larger than your sentiment Oval from Bermuda Bay card stock.  Layer together.  I attached the sentiment to the Bermuda Bay layer with Tombow.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the layers to the Gift Bag.
4.  Punch a small flower from the Blossom Builder Punch from Bermuda Bay card stock.  Attach with a Glue Dot or two.
5.  Fill with treats or a small gift for those attending the party.

Gift Bag Punch Board

Have fun using your Gift Bag Punch Board to make this cute Favor Bag.

Bloomin’ Heart Gift Bag

I have really enjoyed using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit and the coordinating stamp set, Bloomin’ Love.  This detailed Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit is quick and easy when you use the Big Shot Die Brush and your Bone Folder.
Bloomin Heart Gift Bag-Birthday Bouquet paper
Bloomin Heart Gift Bag-Perfectly Artistic paperSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643  (Bundle with Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit #140818)
Ink:  Rose Red/Lost Lagoon  (Choose ink to coordinate or contrast with your paper)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green/Mossy Meadow
Designer Series Paper:  Birthday Bouquet (striped) #140557
Perfectly Artistic #141021  (Sale-a-Bration product FREE through February 15, 2016 with $50 purchase)
Big Shot:  Bloomin Heart Thinlit #140621 (see Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
Tool:  Gift Bag Punch Board #135862
Ribbon:  Whisper White 5/8″ Satin #134549
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the green you want to cut with your Heart Thinlit.
2.  Big Shot cutting sandwich:  Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform, Precision Base Plate, card stock, Thinlit with cutting side on card stock, FLAT cutting plate (this makes a huge difference!!).  Run through your Big Shot at least once, twice if it didn’t cut all the way.  If you can peel off around the Heart, then it cut all the way.  If not, just stick down and run through again making sure everything is lined up properly.
3.  Take your Thinlit and card stock and place them on the Big Shot Die Brush foam pad and firmly roll the Die Brush over the Heart Thinlit.  You can run the Dir Brush over both sides if you need to.    The goal is to get most of the excess card stock to separate from the rest of the card stock.  When you get an edge so it peels up you can peel up the rest.  If it is a little stubborn, you can slide your Bone Folder between the card stock and the Thinlit.  This should separate the piece that you want from all the little pieces you don’t want.
4.  Choose the ink color(s) for your Flowers.  I used the solid ones from the stamp set.  Pay attention to the little points on the stamps and put those so they face the same direction.  These will help you line up the Flower Thinlits tabs so you can get the Thinlit lined up with the stamped image more quickly.  You will need two large flowers and three small flowers.  Stamp and cut out with your Big Shot.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the flowers and on the back of the Heart in the flower area.  Attach the Flowers to the Thinlit.
6.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 6″ x 12″.  Make a Large Gift Bag.  Watch This Video to show you how.  Just make your score lines on the “L”.  Punch holes on each line that is the side of the Back and Front.  Skip the center pleat lines.  Make sure and punch holes at both edges too.
7.  Now attach your Heart Thinlit.  You can hold a Clear E Block inside so you have a flat surface to press against while attaching your Heart.  If you think ahead, you can do this when your bag is flat.  The Bag Front has a pleated side on both sides.  You score the Bag Back first.
8.  Put in your treat or small gift now.
9.  If you punched accurately, you can pinch your sides together and see all the way through the holes.  This means you only have to thread your ribbon through holes on the left and then on the right (or reversed).  If you are not so lucky, pinch the front half of the side together and thread the ribbon through, then the back half of the same side and thread the ribbon through.  Repeat with the other side.
10.  Pull your ribbon tight and tie a bow.  Trim the ribbon ends.  You can add a tag if you want.  Your Bloon’ Heart Gift Bag is now ready to give to someone special.

Happy Heart Making!
Nendy Kerr

Gift Bag Punch Board Video

Do you have some smaller gifts to give this year?  Make your OWN small Gift Bag in just a few minutes using the Gift Bag Punch Board, some adhesive, and some ribbon or Baker’s Twine!  It takes less time to make your OWN Gift Bag than to watch this video!!

This video is 12 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Gift Bag Punch Board #135862
Card Stock or Paper cut at 10″ long for a Small bag, 11″ long for a Medium Bag, and 12″ long for a Large Bag.  Cut the paper 1-1/4″ taller than you want the finished Bag height to be.  For example:  a 6″ tall piece of paper will make a Bag about 4-3/4″ high.
Adhesive:  Fast Fuse OR Tear & Tape
Ribbon or Baker’s Twine if desired

TIPS:
1.  Score along the 10″, 11″ or 12″ side of the paper at 1-1/4″ with either your Gift Bag Punch Board or other scoring device.
2.  Remember to Punch first, then Score.
~a. Start at the Start Line. Punch then score at the S, M, OR L  line depending on the length of your paper.  10″ long=Small.  11″ long=Medium.  12″ long=Large.  This will be the Back of your Gift Bag.
~b. Move your Score Line to the Start Line.  Punch.  Now score the side of your bag: Left side of Triangle, line down the Center of Triangle, Right side of Triangle, then the Side Line.  These 4 Score lines make the side of the Bag with the Pleat.
~c. Move the Side Score Line (the furthest to the Right) to the Start Line.  Punch.  Now score the S, M, OR L  line  to form the Front of your Bag.
~d.  Repeat Step 2b to make another Side and form the Tab for the adhesive.  Trim off the the flap part of the Tab.  Check the diagram on the Punch Board to made sure your project looks the same.
3.  Place adhesive on edge of Bottom Flaps:  Front facing up:  both Sides and Back flaps and side Tab. Turn over so the inside is facing up and put adhesive on the Front flap.  Fold in the sides first, then the Back, then the Front.  Use your Scoring Tool to press down the adhesive.
4.  Optional Ribbon Holes.  Punch the end, then each side of the Front and Back.  DO NOT punch the center lines of the Sides.

Happy Gift Bag Making!
Nendy Kerr

Guest Stamper: Oliver

Oliver is my almost 6 year-old grandson.  Here are a couple of the projects he has made while visiting me.

The first project is his version of the Dinosaur card posted HERE.   He used the No Bones About It stamp set.  He chose the card stock colors and chose the Woodgrain embossing folder  and ran it through the Big Shot himself.  He also die cut the Ovals.  He chose the ink colors (Pumpkin Pie and Memento Black) and did stamping himself.  He glued it all together with Tombow Glue.  He is very pleased with how everything looks.
Dinosaur-No Bones About It-CardHis second project is made with the NEW Gift Bag Punch Board.  He chose Wild Wasabi card stock, the Bravo stamp set, and Memento Black ink.  The ribbon is from my retired box.  He did all the scoring himself (with me telling him where to score).  He was not strong enough to do the punching himself, but was pleased with how it turned out.  I also add the Tear & Tape Adhesive for him.
Olivers Gift BagHappy Summer Crafting with your Family!
Nendy Kerr