For today's post I used the smallest gift bag size to make a gift bag to share with you. The width of the cardstock required for a small gift bag is 10 inches and the height can vary from 4-12 inches. I made mine about 8 inches. I used the remaining 10 inch wide piece to make the "gift bag topper". Remember the topper has to be the same width as the original bag you built and the length needs to be at least 2.5 inches to properly sit on bag, anything shorter and it wants to fall off.
Today I used Unity's Treasure to Me set to stamp the flowers and leaves. I used my Sizzix die for flower pot (which I inked and then chalked for depth). I added a tag (QuikCuts) with sentiment from Jillibean soup. It is a smaller version of some of the stamps in the Dutch Mustard set. I found it at Michael's and thought it would be perfect for this small tag die that I purchased on clearance around Christmas. I also matted my image my Perfect layers tools. I have had them forever, but have all but forgotten them due to my increased use of Spellbinder dies. I was reminded of them a few days ago and dusted them off and used it to make a perfect 1/16th of an inch border around my image. Does anyone else have tools you have long forgotten, we need to remember to look around and use some of those great tools again.
I received the envelope punch board for Christmas and it is very versatile and I was singing it's praises to my husband, who then decided to buy me more punch boards for my birthday and it took quite a while but they finally arrived this week and I couldn't wait to play. The gift bags are quite small, but they are perfect for bags of treats or small gifts, if you wanted a larger gift bag to hold a shirt or stuffed animal you would need to use a purchased gift bag. The widths of the gift bags cannot be altered since it is set by the markings on the board. I can see many uses for the sizes I can make and the boards are quite easy to use, once you have made a couple. So if you are looking to purchase any of these boards (I have tried all except flower maker), I highly recommend them.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this information was helpful. Have a great weekend.