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November 2019

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)

Magnolia Lane Stampin Up Gift Bags (2)

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.

Magnolia Lane Stampin Up Gift Bags (5)

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.

Magnolia Lane Stampin Up Gift Bags (6)


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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Online Extravaganza

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Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week only (20-22 November), take an extra 5% off the original 10% discount on eight selected product bundles, Neutrals Ink Pad collection, Regals Ink Pad collection, 2018-2019 In Color Ink Pad collection

AND 15% off individual inkpads and all the corresponding card stock, A4 and 12"x 12" in the Neutrals, Regals and In Color Ranges.

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Two of my most used and favourite product bundles are in this sale. Can you guess which ones they are?


Ink and Card Stock Colours (Take 5% off colour collections and take 15% off all individual ink pads, A4 Card stock and 12"x 12" cardstock in the Neutrals, Regals and In Color families).

Sale is for 20th-22nd November only. All A4 and 12"x 12" cardstock in the four colour groups, in individual packs as well as the color collection packs. All ink pads in the four colour groups, individual as well as multi-packs.

Quoted prices will update with discount in the shopping cart. Click on an image to go to the online shop.


LOL me too! But we can work it out! Essentially you are getting the equivalent of free postage on bundles and multi-packs, and 15% discount on all individual items in the Regals, Neutrals and In Colour families. 

Message me if you need help!  Happy stocking up on your Christmas card making card stock and inks!