Perennial Birthday Gift Bag

This week I’m going to be sharing ideas using the Perennial Birthday stamp set.  This set was introduced in the Occasions Catalog as part of a project kit that included a box and the supplies to make a stack of birthday cards.  The kit is no longer available but the stamp set was a great little set that I find myself using quite a bit.  Today’s project is one that is featured in the annual catalog and was one of the project made by my friend Cindy who is now working for Stampin’ Up!   She has the dream job!

This project uses the Gift Bag Punch board and the Neutrals Paper Stack to make a little gift bag.  Color the white sheer ribbon with drops of reinker. In ink well or pad place 2-3 drops of reinker, add water from Aqua Painter to dilute and place ribbon into the well. Let dry overnight on paper towel before using.

Supply List

  • Perennial Birthday stamp set
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack – Basic Gray paper
  • Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Mango Melody reinker
  • 1/8″ sheer whisper white ribbon
  • Silver & White Baker’s Twine
  • Blossoms Elements
  • Gift Bag punch board
  • 1/8″ Handheld punch
  • Everyday label punch
  • Tear & Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots

Be sure to check back through out the week here and on my FB page for more projects featuring this stamp set.


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Valentine Diamond Box

I saw this cute Diamond box on the Stampin’ Up! blog.  It was created by one of the Artisan Design team members from Europe.  Stampin’ Up! shared her project along with a template and measurements.  But it was all in centimeters.  I decided to use this as one of my stamp club projects this month and convert the measurements into inches.  I wanted to share with you how I did that, and also a little video we filmed during stamp club so you can see how to make the box.

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You will use the Gift Bag Punch Board to create the Diamond box base.  I converted the measurements to inches.  A tip for doing a conversion like that – use the Stampin’ Up! Grid paper – it has inches on one side and centimeters on the other.  I placed my card stock on the centimeter side and measured what they said and marked it – then turned over my grid paper and place the card stock down to see where my mark was on the inches side.  I used the closest mark and those became my new measurements.

So my piece was 8-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and I scored a line all the way across at 3/4″.  Then I used the punch board.  Place on the punch board (scored line down at the bottom). Line up the left edge with the start line. Punch, score horizontal, both sides of the triangle and the little side line in the center. Mark the Side line to the right with a pencil. Move the card stock so the pencil mark is on the start line and repeat.

Watch my video to see how the do that on the Punch board. (I didn’t do any editing on the video – hopefully that’s ok).

Some of the supplies I used include:

Love Blossoms Designer Paper Stack, Watercolor Wings Stamp set, Sweet Heart punch, Bow Builder Punch, Gift Bag Punch Board, Tear & Tape, Blushing Bride Sequin Trim, Very Vintage Buttons, Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack – flower
Card Stock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Ink – Rose Red

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Butterfly Treat Box

I received a sweet little box as a gift from my friend Kelly at convention – it had a Reese’s cup inside (it’s not in there anymore).  While the box sat on my craft table I realized that one of our small embellishment containers will also fit inside – like the ones that have our sequins in them!  And as it turns out I had just bought some of those to send as a surprise to some of my downline for achieving a certain sales mark.  How perfect!  I decided to create my own little box for the sequins and this is what I came up with.

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The box was made from the Neutrals Designer Paper Stack – I used the Basic Black Polka Dot pattern and the Envelope Punch Board.  Did you know you could use the envelope punch board to make a little box?  I started with a 5-1/4 inch square piece of paper.  Line up one side on the punch board at 2-1/4″ mark – punch and score and then on the same side line it up at 3″ mark – punch and score again.  Now turn to the other three sides lining up the little tail with each score line – punch and score.  You have two score lines across each side and end up with 4 little squares where they cross on each side – cut these away.  Fold on the lines and glue into a box shape.  I put my container inside before I glued – I found it easier to hold the shape with something inside.

butterfly-treat EI decorated the top with a vellum butterfly and a gold foil butterfly, plus gold tread and a blossom accent in cucumber crush.  I added a tag that said Well Done! since it was for my downline.

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I loved this little box so much we also made it in my “Time to Fly” class.  You could use it as a treat to send to your college student – job well done on your first week back to school.  My boys like Reese’s cups so this would work for them.  I might change to match their school colors and perhaps make it a bit more masculine for them.

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Watercolor Butterfly Gift Box

One of my favorite sets in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog is the Watercolor Wings set with the coordinating Butterfly Framelits.  I decided to pair that set with the new Gift Bag Punch Board and this was the result.

butterfly-gift-bagThe Striped Designer Paper is the Gold print from the Neutrals Collection Paper Stack.  Instead of Whisper White and Very Vanilla Stampin’ Up! included Gold and Silver paper in the Neutrals collection.  I like the gold with Soft Suede – which is what I used to make the bag with the Gift Bag Punch Board.

The butterfly is stamped in layers with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede.  I found that it was easier for me if I first stamped the layers for the wings, then cut it out with the framelit and then come back and stamp the body on the cut out image.  I can’t seem to stamp the body in the right place if I do it before I cut – maybe I just need practice.

We made this project for my June Downline meeting and I used it also for my July Stamper’s Club – but for that one we added the holes and tied the bag shut with some of the Gold Baker’s Twine.  I didn’t however have a photo of that one so I’ll need to take one.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I have lots to do to get ready for convention next week.