English Garden Bag Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles – English Garden Bag Tutorial

Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles - English Garden Bag Tutorial

Well isn’t this just the most delightful paper you’ve seen in a long time!

Sad as I am to have said goodbye to Painted Blooms, I’m thrilled that there’s a beautiful alternative in the English Garden DSP.

Although I have to say, my garden (technically Welsh…) isn’t reminiscent of this, however, one can dream (grabs can of weedkiller)


Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles - English Garden Bag Tutorial Stamping Detail


But that doesn’t stop me loving the paper and loving that Stampin’ Up! thinks our gardens here look like this!!

So I wanted to show it off in all it’s glory, and that meant it has to be a lovely bag!

The video does show you how not to close it unless you’ve got super dexterous fingers…. you know me, honest to a fault!!

S xx




Paper – 8 x 12″ (20 x 30.5cm)

Score on the LONG side at 4, 5.5, 9.5, 11″ (10, 14, 24, 28cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1.5, 6″ (4, 15cm)


Products used and showcased

Designer Series Paper – English Garden

Cardstock – Whisper White

Stamp Set – Garden in Bloom

Ink – Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride

Punches – Decorative Label, Petite Petals

Ribbon – Whisper White Stitched Satin Ribbon


S xx

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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Christine says:

    Beautiful gift bag Sam so quick and easy to make, Off to check the beautiful DSP.
    Pleased I am not the only one who struggles with bows sometimes
    Christine xx

  2. Pretty bag, love this paper too! tfs!

  3. Lovely bag. like the idea of just folding it down and tying a bow. maybe you could design one just a little smaller. thank you for sharing.
    stamping sue

  4. Angie from OH, USA says:

    Absolutely LOVE these, Sam! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. Oh, this DSP is just luscious, so gorgeous Sam and perfectly perfect for this adorable little bags.
    Thank you for sharing

  6. Karen S says:

    Hi Sam, it’s been a rough few days, but have just laughed out loud at your antics with the ribbon – it is just like watching myself (only without the swear words!) you do cheer me up! The DSP is lovely, wasn’t so keen on it in the catalogue, but I think I have just changed my mind. Great little bag and so very pretty. Thank you. Best wishes, Karen x

  7. Susan from Tenn says:

    Love the bag and the DSP. I will have to get some. Thanks for your video. Love your bracelets.

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