Smooth, Domed, Pick a Pattern Bag

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Smooth, Domed, Pick a Pattern Bag

Firstly I have to say a huge Thank You to Jane Carroll from my team who’s project inspired mine. At our team retreat back in June, Jane’s swap project was the small one and I loved the shape of it so much that I decided to recreate it, but make it huge! So I did!

I made a slight adjustment in that I don’t have 4 ‘sides’ to it, just 2 of them, and that’s how I’ve got the smooth domed effect on it. And I rather like that look!

I went for the Pick a Pattern paper for it, mostly because it’s huge and carries a large project really well, but equally because I adore the smaller elements on it. It’s one of those paper that you sit and stare at and keep spotting cute images. A bit like when you’re playing Where’s Wally and get distracted by the crazy red character doing something random!

Anyway, with the Thankful Thoughts making a huge statement and that adorable Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, this is a project that’s huge and gorgeous and so lovely!

Have a great day!

S x

Paper 12 x 12″ (30 x 30cm)

Score on the FIRST side at 2-7/8″ (7cm) then rotate that to the TOP

Score on the NEXT side FULLY at 1/2, 6-1/4″ (2.5, 16.5cm)

Score on the SAME side PARTWAY at3-3/8, 9-1/8″ (9.5, 23.5cm)

Cardstock Panels – 3-1/8 x 3-1/8″ (8 x 8cm) AND 2-7/8 x 2-7/8″ (7.5 x 7.5cm)


Pootles’ Picks Shopping Gifts

Everyone who shops with me gets a handmade card and gift in the post. Sometimes the gift is a handcrafted item, sometimes it’s a product share, sometimes it’s something else entirely!

And every person gets that, regardless of how large or small your order is. I am grateful to everyone who shops with me.

I do however also have a Hostess Code and always share the goodies out amongst everyone who uses it. This month, I’m trialling something different.


  • Spend over £50/€65 and receive the divine Metallic Edge Ribbon in Silver worth £6.25/€8.50
  • Spend over £100/€135 and receive the utterly beautiful Background Bits stamp set worth £19/€25
  • If you’d still like to use the code and be part of the collective, but your order is under £50, please feel free to use it and I’ll make sure to pop a little something extra in your parcel!
  • If your order is over £150/€200 please do not use the code as you will be your own Hostess and get your own rewards to spend!




Sam Hammond

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. You always come up with something different your own way ,love how your mind works ,xx

  2. Fabulous job making my swap HUGE

    Glad it inspired you as you always inspire me

    Hugs Jane

  3. I love this project it looks like it holds loads.

  4. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Gorgeous bag. It sort of reminds me of the sour cream containers. Love it.

  5. Love your huge bag, can you share the size for the small one? TIA!!
    ~gail, San Francisco

  6. What a fun project. Love it and really pretty simple to make. Thanks!

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