November 25, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Projects – Project #3

Posted in 12 Days of Christmas Projects, 3D items tagged , , , at 8:31 am by bejewelledcreations

Christmas Project #3Box in a Bag!

Christmas Box in a Bag. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up!

This will make your gift-giving so cute! These gift bags are perfect for bags of cookies, chocolates (I mention chocolate a fair bit, don’t I? LOL) or any other small gift.

I found the original project designed by a very creative lady – Diana Gibbs. All credit to her!

If you’d like to make the boxes as I have done today, here are the directions:

1) You will need:

  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Round Tab Punch
  • Scallop Trim Punch
  • Bone Folder
  • Sticky Strip (or Tombow Glue)
  • Ribbons
  • Crop-a-dile (not pictured)
  • Jumbo Eyelets (not pictured)
  • Embellishments

Supplies for Box in a Bag Project.

2) Cut your cardstock to4 & 1/2″ x 4 & 1/2″.

  • Score 1″ all around the edges – all four sides.
  • Crease along all score lines
  • Snip inwards on two sides opposite each other

Cut and score cardstock.

3) Apply Sticky Strip or Tombow Glue to the “square” parts of box:

Box in a Bag Base

4) Assemble the box by folding in the square parts:

Assemble box

5) Cut your Designer Series Paper to 5″ x 11″ and apply Sticky Strip to the long edge and one short edge:

Designer Series Paper

6) Peel off the Sticky Strip from the long edge and start to ‘wrap’ the DSP around the base of the box:

Wrapping DSP around Box

7) Keep going until you get to the short edge. Peel the Sticky Strip from the short edge and gently press down:

Wrapping DSP around box

Box in a Bag

8) You will now need to cut some cardstock to 1″ x 11″ and use your Scallop Trim punch to punch a border. Apply Sticky Strip to the back of the punched out border:

Scallop Trim

Scallop Trim with Sticky Strip

9) Peel off the Sticky Strip and adhere the Scallop Trim border to the outside of the base of the Bag:

Scallop Trim on base

10) Use the Round Tab punch to punch out two tabs. Apply Sticky Strip to the inside of both sides and then adhere to the top of the bag:

Round Tab punch

Round Tabs

11) Use the Crop-a-dile to punch holes in each round tab. Carefully push a Jumbo Eyelet in each hole and affix with the Crop-a-dile:

Jumbo Eyelets

12) Thread ribbon of your choice through the Jumbo Eyelets to close the Bag and then decorate with a Christmas tag:

Box in a Bag with Ribbon

13) To make the Tag embellishment of the smaller Box in a Bag, punch out two Scallop Squares and cut the top and bottom thre scallops off the corner:

Tag embellishment

14) Cut the longer strips in half, (discard the top and bottom triangles) and attach around the circle tag at the “corners”:

Tag with Scallop corners

15) This is the view of the back of the Tag. To make it look neater simply punch out a circle and cover the ‘messy’ back:

Back View of tag.

Back of Tag.

16) Here is the finished Box in a Bag! This is the smaller one which I made with the off-cut of Designer Series Paper from the first Box in a Bag! (Two for the price of one!! Woo hoo)

Finished (small) Box in a Bag

Here are the two finished projects for you:

Finished Box in a Bag project.

I hope you enjoyed this Tutorial and that you might even give it a go! These are super easy once you’ve made one – and they really do look lovely. You can make them in many sizes, just change the height of the Designer Series Paper to have a taller or shorter Box in a Bag!

Thankyou for Visiting and I hope you enjoyed your 3rd Christmas project. Stay tuned for Project 4!


January 22, 2009


Posted in Cards tagged , at 10:30 am by bejewelledcreations


Using the same colours as my last card, here’s a card that was very enjoyable to make. I’ve used Mellow Moss C/S for the base card, Very Vanilla for the card front which I’ve stamped with the Weathered background stamp in Mellow Moss ink. I’ve used the large swirl stamp from Baroque Motifs in Bravo Burgandy just along the lkeft hand side and lower edge. I’ve smudged Mellow Moss ink along the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock. The satin ribbon is from the Theatre range of ribbons.  Jumbo eyelets and HodgePodge Hardware finish the card off nicely.


I think next time I’d definitely swap the Mellow Moss c/s for a darker colour – perhaps Always Artichoke. I’ve just put this card against Always Artichoke and it ‘lifts’ it dramatically. Oh well – next time!

CASE of my own card…

Posted in Cards tagged , , at 9:00 am by bejewelledcreations

You might remember this card… Live Your Dream  that I made recently, well, I decided to CASE it. 🙂

I’ve used Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla C/S, Brocade Background Designer Series Paper, and inks in the following colours; Bravo Burgandy, Old Olive and River Rock for smudging the edges of the Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I’ve also used 3 Vintage brads.

I quite like thses colours too – I love the old-fashioned feel to it – quite antique.


I then went on to make another similar card because I had all the colours out anyway. 🙂


The difference here is that I’ve used Jumbo eyelets in antique brass and used some HodgePodge Hardware to attach my saying to the card. I’ve also used ribbon from the Theatre range of ribbons. (Very pretty selection, and LOVELY colours!).


January 20, 2009

In-Colour Scrapping.

Posted in 6 x 6 Scrapbook layouts tagged , , , at 9:00 am by bejewelledcreations

Woah! I’m very surprised at how much scrapbooking I’ve been doing lately. *insert surprised expression here!* O_o

Anyway, I thought I’d play around with the In Colour family as it won’t be available soon (and-I-have-tonnes-of-In-Colour-cardstock-to-use-up!)…


Products used: Soft Sky textured C/S, Soft Sky double stitched ribbon, Groovy Guava C/S, Wild Wasabi C/S, Chocolate Chip C/S, Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper, Vintage Brads, Antique Brass Jumbo eyelets, Crop-A-dile, Chocolate Chip Ink,  Live Your Dream stamp set, Whisper White C/S and Corner Rounder, scallop square and Scallop Edge punches.


To create the stamped flowers on the right hand side, I coloured with Chocolate Chip Marker,  only the flowers of the 3-flower stamp from Live Your Dream and repeatedly stamped down the side. I forgot to press harder on the first few images to compensate for the textured cardstock, so the topmost flowers are fainter.