Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tall Tales Gift Bag and Matching Card

I wish I could say I thought of this project on my own, but I actually got the bag idea from this post on Splitcoast.

With all the soon-to-be born babies in our family, I thought it would be fun to make a kid themed gift ensemble. I started by making the gift card:

  • This is a 3" square card of Very Vanilla.
  • Two strips of Tall Tales DSP were adhered on the bottom of the card.
  • A little paper piercing detail was added above the DSP.
  • Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon was tied around the top.
  • The elephant, from Animal Stories, was inked up in Old Olive and stamped onto Very Vanilla. It was snipped out and adhered to the card using dimensionals.
  • Another Old Olive elephant was stamped onto a mini envelope.
For the gift bag (wouldn't fit in my photo tent!):
  • I actually took apart an old gift bag to be used as a template. I cut two of the DSP prints for the front and back of the bag, giving myself about 1/2" extra on either side for adhering to the sides and just as long as the bag template for the bottom.
  • I cut two smaller pieces for the sides for an exact fit (the 1/2" flaps from above will be adhered under the edges).
  • I used the bag template for scoring all of my lines (for the flaps, sides, and bottom).
  • So Saffron Grosgrain (an SAB freebie) was attached to the tops of the front and back (the edges will be concealed when the bag is put together).
  • Sticky Strip was used for adhering everything together.
  • 4 - 1/2" circles were cut out near the top on both the front and back for the Jumbo Grommets. TIP: The punch wouldn't actually go down that far, so I pushed the grommet throught the paper and used a hobby blade to cut out the center. A bone folder works well for pushing the back the prongs of the grommet.
  • 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain was used for handles. Rather than tying, I used more sticky strip to attach the ends to the inside of the bag.
  • Chocolate Chip card stock was cut into 2" strips and attached to the inside using more sticky strip to cover the ribbon tails and grommets.
A part of me actually wants to keep this, but I know I should give it away!

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Stamps: Animal Stories (116716)
Ink: Old Olive (102277)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Chocolate Chip (102128), Tall Tales DSP (115678)
Accessories: Bone Folder (102300), Stylus (100663), Jumbo Grommets (114348), Paper Piercer (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Hobby Blade (102449), 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (109051), Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon (109065), So Saffron Grosgrain (SAB), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Tiffany said...

So sweet! You should sell these Carrie. What an adorable set!

Gina Shaw said...

What a great idea and gift set! Love them both! You did a terrific job!

Kris Kilcoyne said...


I love coordinating projects like this.

Melissa said...

Absolutely adorable! This is an impressive gift!

Mary Fish said...

Very smart. I adore they way you used a template and put the gift bag together. Perfect for all the new babies on the way (and beyond).

Hugs, Mary

Patti said...

SUper SUper cute!