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AWH Boxes & Bags Blog Hop

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Who doesn't like cute packaging and even cuter little gift bags?

The Art With Heart Team are back with another inspirational Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Gift Bags and Boxes, just in time for the Christmas gift giving season. The bags and boxes featured are all made using current Stampin’ Up! products and any of our wonderful team members are happy to help you with the supplies you will need to reproduce these beautiful projects.

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I'm starting by showing you some of the products I used to create my bags - because most of these products are not in our Annual Catalogue or in our Holiday Catalogue, so you may never have seen them.

Magnolia Lane Stampin Up Gift Bags (7)

I have chosen to open a pack of Magnolia Lane Bulk Designer Series Paper, and team it with the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set and Magnolia Lane Cards and More pack which are in the Experience Creativity Brochure. Other items I've used are listed at the end of this message.

I loved taking a stroll WAAAY down memory lane to recreate some cute gift bag ideas with these new products.

I chose the 2-5-7-11 Box which we made a LOT of back in around 2009, and the Crafty Hallet Box-in-a-Bag which we made stacks of in different papers in around 2013-2014. I always love revisiting these old designs with new paper!

Magnolia Lane Stampin Up Gift Bags (1)

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The 2-5-7-11 Box is perfect for a cake of your favourite flavoured Olive Oil Handmade Soap to give as a gift, or half a dozen luxury chocolates.

Magnolia Lane Stampin Up Gift Bags (3)

For the box flap I used one of the label dies from the Detailed Bands Die set in the Annual Catalogue, threading the paper through the die, so as to only cut one edge of the paper.  You can see that I also fussy cut the flowers and leaves with my Stampin' Snips and coloured them with Stampin' Blends.

The heavenly Crumb Cake ribbon is from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack in the Holiday Catalogue (p.47). This ribbon is SO soft and easy to tie - I just LOVE it!  And for my second project, I actually coloured it with my Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blend to tie it in closer to the colours in the bag.

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This bag has Early Espresso cardstock as it's base, so it's perfect to fill with dark chocolates!  In the past we always filled them with Note cards and at the moment in the new beginner catalogue we have the Magnolia Lane Cards & More pack which makes perfect cards to fit.

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The next hop in the Blog Hop is the delightful Catherine Proctor. Click on the arrow to go to her blog.

Art With Heart July 2017 Next

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Rachel Palmieri

Sharon Davern

Rebecca Jacovou

Kathryn Ruddick

Catherine Proctor

Vicki Boucher

Andrea Sargent

Sujatha Harding

Rachel Woollard

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Enjoy checking out all the gift ideas shared by our talented team and be sure to leave a comment as we'd love to know what you think!  Talk soon,

Kathryn Ruddick


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So great to see these 2 designs of boxes/ bags in the new paper. They are gorgeous Kathryn, I might just have to try one of those bags!

Cathy Proctor

Kathryn I've never heard of the 2-5-7-11 Box or the the Crafty Hallet Box-in-a-Bag so they are both new to me and I will definitely be adding them to my list of boxes and bags to make! I love your projects but I specially love how you used your Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blend to colour your ribbon - just genius, it works so very well xx

Kate Morgan

Absolutely stunning Kathryn, that is the perfect paper for your projects!


Thanks Kathryn, I am going to have a go at these two boxes - lovely for gifts! Thanks for the ideas on what will fit in the bag/box as well - very useful!

Andrea Sargent

Great projects Kathryn. Both bags are so gorgeous- can’t decide which I like more - well except I have a weakness for dark chocolate- so couldn’t go by your bag filled with dark chocolates. Also, love your 2, 5, 7, 11 box. - will need to find the directions for this one. Thanks so much for your inspiration 💖


Next year's blessing bags for your church ladies? xxx


Thanks Cathy, I did say they were from a few years back :)
I do like digging out and rejigging old project designs. I can't wait to see what you make with them!


Thanks Kate, it is so pretty isn't it?


I just did a Facebook Live on my business page Andrea so you can watch exactly how the 2-5-7-11 box is made xx

Rachel Palmieri

I'll need to watch your Facebook post too, Love both those projects and I think its great that the cards fit nicely - another selling point?

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