Polka Dot Tag a Bag

Polka Dot Bag

I sat down at my craft table to create a project with our Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags and I saw a flower sitting on my desk that I made months ago. I tried using it to create a card many times but it just never worked for me but I think it looks pretty cute, front and center on my bag.  The bag is big enough that lots of different treats would fit inside.  This is a very quick project to make and who wouldn’t enjoy a little surprise like this to start off their day?

As I mentioned, I used the Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags (#135503).  These are currently on the Retired List as I write this and they are discounted.  The bags are 5″ x 8-1/4″ and come 10 to a package.  Normally they are $3.95 but they are 50% off and just $1.98!  The Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags (#131370) are also on the retiring list and they are discounted 40%.  I will post both in my product list but please note that the sales price is not reflected on this list.

Are you wondering how I made the flower?  I used the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch and did some folding!  I will either make a picture tutorial or a video in the next few days and show you how I did it!

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the flower to the doily and tucked the sentiment behind. I went back and forth about whether to attach the doily to the bag but in the end I decided not to and used a clothespin to keep the bag closed.

All accessories on the retired list (which includes the bags in this project) are while supplies last.  All stamp sets will be available until May 26th!  Here’s the updated lists!

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Shaker Birthday Card

balloon shaker card

Today I have a shaker card using the Bow Builder punch.  Yesterday I posted a video from Stampin’ Up! showing how to use the punch.  If you missed that post, click here.

I also used the new Balloon Framelits  and the new stamp set Celebrate Together.  (If you decide to purchase both of these, be sure to use the bundle code – you’ll save 15% – see the list of supplies below).

I made my confetti using the Stars Border Punch and Silver Glimmer Paper.  I also used silver sequins from a package of Frosted Sequins.  These were in the Holiday catalog but I just checked and they are on the Clearance Rack!  Besides the sequins, you’ll also receive pretty snowflakes that you can save for next year!

This set is photopolymer so it was very easy to place happy and birthday on my clear block so that they would fit on the front of the balloon.  I used StazOn but had to wait a bit for it to dry. I immediately cleaned my stamp when I was done.

I don’t usually make shaker cards so I wasn’t sure how it was going to come together but it worked fine!  I used the edges of my Stampin’ Dimensionals  (a part that you might be tempted to throw away, but save them) to create a barrier so my sequins wouldn’t fall out.   It wasn’t pretty to look at but that part gets all covered up!  It was fun to make and I was happy with the results!

I want to thank fellow demo Jen Arkfeld for the inspiration for this card!

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