Recently I volunteered to put together some door prize draw bags for a fundraising vendor show I have been participating in. I decided to use up some retired designer series paper and discovered a neat little hack to making gift bags made with the punch board pop! When using a 12 x 12 sheet of DSP fold down the top of the paper so that the inside design shows on the outside of bag, like trim. You could do this for any size bag, just make sure you make the bag extra high when starting off so you have enough paper to fold over. Although, I used retired DSP, you can do this using any DSP that feature complementing/co-ordinating patterns on each side. I also discovered that the label punch makes for a perfect sized ticket slot or, if you punched in on both sides, cute faux handles!  Here are the draw bags up close:

And here they are lined up in my living room…I made 20!

 

Since making the door prize draw bags I have become hooked on the gift bag punch board. I have been using it to show off the new Designer Series Papers and to package my hostess and customer appreciation gifts. Unfortunately, I forgot to take picture of the bag I made using the Delightful Daisy DSP (OOPS!), but….I have been loving this punch board so much I decided to make a video tutorial! The gift bag and co-ordinating gift tag in my tutorial feature Stampin’ Up!’s Whole Lot of Lovely Suite. The shimmer in the gold embossing doesn’t come across well in these pictures, but you can see it in the video. Another punch board tip: Use the envelope punch board reverse punch to round the corners of your cardstock for polished looking tags!  The tutorial will be up on the blog tomorrow. Happy Stamping!

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