HSS Anything BUT a Card Challenge

Good Morning Stampers!! I was SO excited to share this project with you this week as a part of the Anything BUT a Card Challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, as you know I love the 3-D items!!! My cousin and I made this project at a group event we went to in CA a while back. I made a several of these as gift bags for a neighbors child’s birthday. Hers were more princess themed, and were hot pink and chocolate. But I am in the process of making a couple of these for my kids Teachers as End of Year gift bags, filled with goodies. So lets get into the goods and spill the details. :)

Here are the items you need for this project:
*small paper bag (can find them at almost any grocery or craft store
*Black Card Stock (6.5×4.25″ {scoring at 4.25″} & 1″x1″ cut into a triangle)
*Real Red Card Stock (1/2″x 4.25″ & 4×4.25″)
*7″ long piece of Black/White Gingham ribbon
* black brad
* you also need card stock scraps in Black, Real Red, and
Whisper White (for flowers, purse closure, etc.)
This project is super easy and fast-
*stamp an image on the Real Red card stock (the one used in the photo is retired, BUT the Astrix shape in HELLO AGAIN would be perfect!) using White Craft Ink.
*Then using your Mat Pack and your paper piercer make stitch holes in the black triangle pieces and around the sides of the strip of Real Red card stock.
*Using the Singo White Gel Pen make your stitching lines. (I also added this effect to the purse closure as well.)
*Using the Window Word Punch, punch a piece of Black card stock and make stitching holes and marks on ONE end, then fold it in half on itself and punch a 1/16″ hole on the end for a black brad.
*Cut the top off the small sack so it measures 4.25″ high, then attach the scored piece of Black card stock to the back like you see below…
*The top will fold over the opening of the bag at the score line.
*Using the paper piercer make a hole where you want your closure piece to go then using the black brad attach your closure.
*Attach the piece of Real Red card stock to the front of the bag, then secure the black triangle pieces to the corners of your bag.
*Attach the ends of your ribbon to the front flap of your bag, then cover the raw edges with the strip of Real Red card stock.
* Then add your floral embellishments, you can use punches- felt flowers- or even the stitched felt flower embellishments… or make glittery swirls like I did on my princess bags.

Here is a close up of the closure, I know my descriptions are not always the best and I usually always work better off of visual assistance.

Here is a closer look at the corners of the bag. The best part of these cute little projects is that they are not really big bags which means it doesn’t take a lot to fill them with goodies. I am planning of having this as an upcoming project at my July Stamp Club.

I hoped you enjoyed today’s project. I have another project that I will be posting on Thursday, possibly sooner if I can get it uploaded, that you will love. It is another ABAC item and I made them for an upcoming primary event I am helping with, they are too cute and I can’t wait to show them to you. I hope you take a few minuets and head over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and play along with our challenges. We have some really creative guest designers taking part in the upcoming challenges, want to become a guest designer? Head on over and submit a project for a challenge. We hope to see you there, and until next time~ TTFN


  1. I forgot about this idea, so cute and simple. Great job!

  2. Great idea for teacher gifts! So cute.

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