DIY Gift Bag, Card Holder and Journaling Card Box

One more day to the end of February. Wow… time surely flies so fast when we have so much work and fun 🙂 I hope that you have been having great times this month with your families and friends.

My dear church friend and sister had birthday this month and I made her gift bag and gift box. I was a bit late but that she could celebrate her birthday longer, right? 🙂

This is the gift bag. Instead of putting the card inside the bag, I made a card holder for the front of the bag. The birthday card is also the tag.

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Cut a piece of cardstock, make sure it is wider than your card. Then cut in the middle of the piece of cardstock slightly wider than the card for the insert hole. Final step is adding to the front of the bag using either double-sided tape or strong glue. I would recommend double-sided tape or Liquid Glass. I was thinking it would be nice for not only just plain rectangle piece of cardstock, so I punched the border of the card holder using Martha Stewart lace border punch.

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The card I made using CTMH February Stamp of the Month, A Happy Hello. And the Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads I use are Pixie, Smoothie, Sorbet, Goldrush and Topiary.

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I finished the card with some Sparkles Clear Assortment. They are back-adhesived clear gems, ready to use at anytime, no glue needed.

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For the gift box, I used My Creations™ Journaling Cards Box. I embossed a piece of Chocolate cardstock with Woodgrain embossing folder using my WRMK Evolution Advance. I made a template of the shapes I need for the box sides using a plain printer paper. And then using them, I cut the embossed cardstock for front, back and both sides of the box. Using some Liquid Glass, I added them on the box.

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And I stamped the sentiment from Thankful Heart stamp set using Rock-n-Roll technique. The Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads I use are Chocolate and Goldrush. For the leaves from the same set, I stamped the leaves with VersaMark ink pad on a piece of watercolor paper, added some Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, heat set it with Craft Heater and then adding some colors I picked up with aqua brush from the lid of these Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads (Chocolate, Goldrush and Olive). Cut the leaves and added them on the box using Liquid Glass and Glue Dots. And I finished the box with some Durables Triangle studs and some Gold Sequin Assortment.

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I filled the box with assortment of cards handmade by my friends and me 🙂

These projects I link them up at:

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TWO MORE DAYS you can take advantage to get these Special Promotions for February 2015 and save money on crafting supplies!

First, this gorgeous coated canvas albums! When you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. That is a savings of over $17 USD / $19 CAD!

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These albums are available in a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles—perfect to pair with traditional, Studio J®, or pocket scrapbook layouts. This offer is only available while supplies last, so make certain to get your order in early to ensure you can choose the styles and colors you love. They’re going fast and are built to last; so don’t delay—place your order here today!

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Not only that, when you get your album, you are eligible to get this gorgeous D-size Stamp of the Month set for $5! This is a set of 15 stamps with original price is $17.95 which you can get for only $5 during this month only. Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks to use for this stamp set are 1″ Ă— 1″ (Y1000), 3″ Ă— 3″ (Y1006), 2″ Ă— 3½” (Y1009), 2″ Ă— 6½” (Y1010)

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Check out some inspirations how to use this stamp set:

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It is the time to capture all your recent holiday memories! Express Collections make documenting your memories even easier by doing most of the creation for you. Just drop in your photos, add some journaling and personalized titles, and order your layouts. Using this Express Collection, you will have your recent holiday photos scrapbooked before you know it! The Express Collection will be available only from January 1 to February 28, so make certain to place your orders before the deadline.

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Contact me for more information and visit StudioJ.com to start creating today!

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And one more gorgeous stamp set for supporting the work of Operation Smiles. Until the end of March 2015, Close To My Heart has a special stamp set to keep helping with this charity effort. You can make a difference in the life of a child when you buy the Operation Smile™ You’re the Bomb stamp set!

When you purchase the C-size You’re the Bomb stamp set at full retail price anytime from now through March 2015, Close To My Heart will donate $3 of the proceeds to Operation Smile.

You can always give donation to Operation Smile® whenever you shop at my store. At the cart or check out page, you will see the box where you can give donation before you checking out. If you have any questions, please contact me or visit my store to purchase and donate!

THANK YOU for shopping  and giving a smile on a child’s life!

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Have a fabulous day,
Helen

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3 thoughts on “DIY Gift Bag, Card Holder and Journaling Card Box

  1. Who can resist the allure of a beautiful bag?

    Congrats – you are one of our featured guests at this week’s Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy!

    Have a lovely month Helen!