For Family, Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Hello!  Today, I'm joining the Fancy Friday blog hop as we share projects created especially for family.  This theme was perfect for creating a class around!

When I made this gift bag, it was not my intention to create a full set of projects.  We have been featuring the Gift Bag Punch Board in class these past few months.  I wanted to show class participants how the tool could be used to create an extra large gift bag that would fit their handmade cards in.  Who else loves giving packs of their own handmade cards as gifts?

Once I cut the 12"x 12" designer series patterned paper pieces for this project, I was left with two panels that were perfect for matching cards - and so a set was born!

Each participant enjoyed choosing one piece of 12" x 12" paper to work with and pairing it with whatever sentiment they liked.  Popular choices were Easter, birthday and Mother's Day.

Supplies for the cards 
Stamps: Touches of Texture plus a sentiment, here I've used Itty Bitty Greetings and Best Bunny
Card: Whisper White, Gray Granite
Paper: Neutrals Designer Series Paper (this particular pattern is retired but you could easily substitute with ANY paper that calls to you)
Ink: Granite Gray, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Petal Pink, VersaMark
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Blender Pen, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Adhesives: Tear'n'Tape, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue

Bonus gift box
The class was held in the week before Easter, so it seemed fitting to squeeze in this little bonus Easter gift box.  Another example of a different idea for the Gift Bag Punch Board.

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  1. Wow! This is a fantastic assortment. I only saw the box on Instagram but the entire suite of projects is a total SHOW STOPPER. Love them all.

  2. Your perfect clustering and layering on each of these is jaw-dropping gorgeous and I love how beautifully they all coordinate together! Stunning!