Wow, what a great day we had at the Village Fete at North Moreton on Sunday. It was fantastic to meet so many people and have a good natter about village life and crafting.
One of the items I had available for sale was Gift Bags made out of soon to be retired Designer Series Papers and Ribbons. I think Gift Bags are such a great standby for that last minute gift wrapping emergency; pop a nice bar of soap or a candle in a gift bag and you are good to go. And what could be easier than making these with our fantastic Gift Bag Punch Board. There is almost no measuring involved and the instructions are printed on the board, making it even easier.
The punch board says it can make just three sizes of bag, but this really is misleading. There are three widths available, but you can make the depth/height as large or small as you want. The smallest recommended size for your piece of paper is 10 x 4″, which makes the sweetest little bag, and the largest size is 12 x 12″, which is the size I use in the video, which was probably a little ambitions given the restrictions of filming!
Although it is not part of the instructions provided, on the larger (taller) bags, I score the top of the paper I am going to use at 3/4″ and fold that to what will be the inside of the bag, before I punch the holes across the top. This gives a more professional finish to the bag.
I hope this has given you a few ideas both for easy gift wrapping ideas, but also for using up a few bits of Designer Series Papers.
I have listed the Papers that are currently still available on the Retired List that would work well with the Gift Bag Punch Board, and the prices if they have been reduced, there are links to these items in my online shop below the list and main links:
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper – £8.23
Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper
Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper – £8.00
By the Shore Designer Series Paper – £8.00
Moroccan Designer Series Paper – £8.00
Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper – £8.00
2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack – £16.00
Party Animal Designer Paper Series – £7.00
Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper – £7.00
Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper – £8.23
here to see the Retiring Items:
your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:
share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your
order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don’t use the Hostess Code
as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don’t worry, you will
still become a VIP Reward Member.
Starter Kit is ALWAYS great value just £99 for your choice of £130
of products (with no additional P&P). As you are allowed to chose
items from the Retired List and the Clearance Rack, even though they
may be at a discount, you can get even more for your money.
You will also get a small supply of catalogues to share with your
friends and family. You will then be able to order from the new
catalogue in May at a DISCOUNT, and let me tell you, having seen the
new catalogue already, you are going to want it all, so you need that