Pretty Petals Gift Bag Box Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles – Pretty Petals Gift Bag Box Tutorial


Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles - Pretty Petals Gift Bag Box Tutorial


Simple. That’s me and my way of crafting. I can’t do complicated, even though I love the look of it, and when Stampin’ Up! comes up with stunning new DSP papers, then it’s so much easier for me!

You all know what I’m like for a prettily shaped gift bag and while this one isn’t a new shape at all, the sizing is new to me, but the plainness of it is definitely a new one!

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The DSP is so beautiful that rather than cover it, I wanted this project to be all about that and nothing more!

So I hope you like my video and perhaps show off your love for a pretty DSP too!



Dimensions when finished – 6-1/2 x 3-3/4 x 1-1/2″ (16 x 9.5 x 4cm)

Cardstock – 8 x 11″ (20 x 28cm)

Score on the LONG side at 3-3/4, 5-1/4, 9, 10-1/2″ (9.5, 13.5, 23, 27cm)

PART score as per video on LONG side at 4-1/2, 9-3/4″ (11.5, 25cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1-1/2″ (4cm)

Cardstock Panel – 6-1/4 x 3-1/2″ (15.5 x 9cm)

DSP Panel – 6 x 3-1/4″ (15 x 8.5cm)

Tag – 4 x 2″ (5 x 10cm) and Layer – 1-3/4 x 3-3/4″ (4.5 x 9.5cm)


Products used and showcased

Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron

DSP – Pretty Petals DSP Stack

Other – Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine, 1/8″ Handheld Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch

S xx

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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Kim McAlister says:

    Very pretty! I love the boxes and the paper you chose! Thank you, again, for sharing your wonderful projects!

  2. Those papers are gorgeous, and they work so well with that twine. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  3. Cathy Marsée says:

    I live in Arkansas in the US, and I’ll often wake up in the middle of the night, check my inbox for your email, go try my hand at whatever you’ve posted, then go back bed, lol. This morning was one of those instances. I LOVE this project – you are so talented! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!

    God Bless!
    Cathy Marsée

  4. Sue Gates says:

    Hi Sam
    I love this bag and I am going to make some to sell at a farmers market on Sunday.
    Thank you for all your ideas.
    Sue x

  5. Beautiful!!! The bag/box is so pretty, I couldn’t wait to make one – so I did! and it is gorgeous! I don’t have any Mint Macaron cardstock yet, so I used my new favourite – Tip Top Taupe and it looks and feels fabulous! (sorry for all the exclamation marks, I am a little over-excited.) Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine is on my wish list, I will have to get some, I have it in Bermuda Bay and it is brilliant. Thank you for inspiring me, yet again. Now I must go and tidy my bedroom, after my improvised crafting session (I can’t see the bed!?!) Karen x

  6. Great sized gift bag, and the papers look so pretty on them! tfs!

  7. Great! Love the thick twine. Can’t wait for those papers to come! Thanks for sharing xx

  8. love these pretty bags sam!

  9. You amaze Sam, beautiful!

  10. Hi Sam, I am huge fan of your web site, it’s inspired me a lot. I have a petition. Can you realize boxes or bags more big? Like for a shirt and stuff like these. Thanks a lot for your time for us!

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