Handled Gift Bag VIDEO!

Oh I am a happy girl right now! I made this card on a rare Saturday afternoon when I only had half my childstock (it’s my new word throughout the seemingly endless holiday!) here.

Oliver (tiddly!) was having a nap, Luke (2nd born!) was out washing the car with my husband, and my Dad had taken Jack and Jacob (1st and 3rd) off to the airshow while Mum was working.

And boy did I grab that spare couple of hours with open arms. Daylight for filming! It feels like it’s been months since I’ve been able to film using the natural daylight of my window. Okay, so there may possibly be a bit of children’s noise towards the end of the video; my next door neighbour’s children were visiting for the weekend, and I’ve since found out that they and Luke decided that washing a car was boring, and washing the front door was more fun….

But you’ll forgive the little extra noises if not only because I carried on with the tutorial anyway!

However, back to the project. I didn’t know I was going to have the afternoon free until about 2 hours prior when Dad rang, and I had no specific projects planned, and this literally fell out of my head, into a prototype and straight onto video!

Pootles Stampin Up Handled Gift Bag Tutorial 3

Do you approve of my random brain?

The only part of it that I’d made previously was the flower on the front, and I’d made that the night before, so beyond that, it was a bit of a wing and a prayer!

Pootles Stampin Up Handled Gift Bag Tutorial 2

But would you believe I not only managed to knock up this little baby, but in 2 hours, I filmed 3 videos??? Boy was I on a roll!

However, you’re here today to read about this project and not my random ramblings, so, without further ado (waits for the chorus….!) CLICKETY CLICK HERE!

Pootles Stampin Up Handled Gift Bag Tutorial

And of course measurements


Cardstock – 8 x 11″

Score on the length at 4.5 and 6.5

Score on the short at 2 and 6

DSP for bag front – white layer – 4.25 x 3.75. DSP layer – 4 x  3.75

DSP for handle – black layer – 8 x 1.5. white layer – 8 x 1.25. DSP layer 8 x 1


Cardstock – 20 x 28

Score on length at 11.5 and  16.5

Score on short at 5 and 15

DSP for bag front – white layer – 11 x 9.5. DSP layer 10.5 x 9

DSP for handle – black layer 20 x 4. White layer – 20 x 3.5. DSP Layer – 20 x 3

Products used and showcased

CARDSTOCK – Basic Black, Whisper White

DSP – Gingham Garden, Polka Dot Parade

INK – Melon Mambo, Real Red

STAMP SETS – Loving Thoughts, Fabulous Phrases

PUNCHES – Modern Label Punch, Curly Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch

Other – Sponges, Stampin Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring tool, Snail, Dimensionals, Crepe Filter Paper, Bone Folder

thank you so much for your thoughts and comments. My question today is… How many bags do you own? I have about 8, including ‘occasion’ bags, but only use 2 regularly, and they’re both Kipling bags!

Sam x

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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