Sunday, July 27, 2014

A gift bag with a tutorial !

Hi friends!
I am posting after a long time. As many of you may know, this month Ramadan was going on for us, and it has been tough past few days with fasting and lots of prayers, so I have been very inactive regarding my blog. But, I am here to share my gift bag with you all, this was made as a a part of my DT project at Lulupu and I have shared a tutorial for it too. So, here's a look at what I have created :

Here's how the back and the sides look like :

 Another side view :

It's a very simple bag and here's a template on how I have created the base of the bag :
Please right click on the picture to see the measurements clearly, but just incase, I am sharing those measurements again :
1. Take a 8 X 11 inches piece of cardstock.
2. On the long side (11 inch), score at 4.5 inches and 6.5 inches.
3. On the short side (8 inch), score at 2 inches and 6 inches.
4. Following the below template, cut on the dotted lines of your scores and fold all your scored lines to create the base of the bag.
5. For the handle of the bag, I have taken a piece of cardsotck measuring 11 inches x 1 1/2 inches.

I made some tags to gift along with this bag. Here's a look at those :

The panels of my bag are created by heat embossing and distressing and I have a detailed tutorial on how it is made on the Lulupu blog. Do check it out, HERE.
The yellow rose has been handmade by me using the new Spellbinder's D-lites die- Create a Rose. It was so much fun assembling this flower as it is almost similar to doing a three-dimensional punched flower because this die cuts out petals along with the centres and you have to emboss each petal separately and create your flower layers!

Supplies used :
Cardstock- Local buy
Watercolor paper- Fabriano Brusto.
Punches : EK Success Scalloped Scallop border punch, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch.
Dies : Spellbinders D-lites Create a Rose die, Sizzix Flower Branches and leaves set die, Spellbinders border die (Name not known).
Stamps : Kaisercraft Twig and Berry stamp set, Kaisercraft Humming bird stamp set, Inspired by Stamping Creative tags stamp set.
Inks: Distress inks- Fired brick, Antique linen, Vintage photo, Victorian velvet, Tattered rose, Shabby shutters and Crushed olive.
Versamark Frost embossing ink pad, Ranger Clear Super fine embossing powder.
Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color shine mist.
Filler flowers, Lines and Paris Japanese Washi tapes.

Challenges entered :
4 Crafty Girls -Anything goes.
Tuesday Throwdown- Handmade flowers.
Crafting with dragonflies- Bag and a tag. (I have created my bag from scratch using a scoreboard).Winner and Top 3! )  
Creative Moments- Anything goes with Flowers.
The Sisterhood of Crafters -Die cuts/ punches. ( Made it to Top 3! )
SSS -Emboss it (I have heat embossed the flourish).

Hope you like my work! Please leave me your comments/suggestions. :)
Have a nice day everyone!


  1. Hi Hussena, what a beautiful gift bag and arrangement of flowers.
    Julie x

  2. Just fabulous and thanks for all the info!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. Wonderful bag and that flower looks super pretty.Ilike the yellow peeking out from inside the bag.and that flourish looks good.I have that stamp too.This reminds me to use it!Cute tags.Happy Eid in advance!

  4. Wow, this is gorgeous, Hussena!! The bag is so beautiful!! I love the flourishes and flowers!! The tags are fabulous, too!! Thanks for the tutorial!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Wow stunning gift bag! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  6. What a pretty bag love the flourish and the flowers. Thanks for the tutorial I am gonna try this tomorrow for my class next week. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge "hand made flowers"
    Linda K. DT

  7. What a beautiful bag Hussena...I love your bags and boxes and the way you add so many beautiful blooms to it!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  8. Beautiful card, Hussena, and wonderful tutorial ! Thanks for playing along in our "Hand Made Flowers" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week and hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Really pretty! LOTS of lovely details! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thanks for sharing the tutorial Hussena.........awesome job!!

  11. Gorgeous bag & tags Hussena, they are all so pretty and your tutorial is fabulous too.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  12. Hussena,this is a lovely bag and tag project - your bag is beautiful and tags are sweet. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Bet you are glad Ramadan is over now for a year! You will have more energy for crafting!!

  13. How perfect and neat your bag looks. Pretty blooms !!! Nice tutorial!

  14. Beautiful work, Hussena. The distressing looks wonderful :)

  15. Gorgeous gift bags and tags!!
    Love all the colors you added and the details.
    Glad to see you back! :)

  16. Hussena, your bag and the tags are just gorgeous. You always make the prettiest flowers, too. The handles on the bag are so pretty.

  17. Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments! :)

    Petya DT

  18. Gorgeous bag Hussena!!! The details are just so pretty :)

  19. A very beautiful creation, love everything about it, thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  20. What a lovely bag great colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies
    Dt tracey

  21. This bag is amazing! Love the colors and all the flowers. Very well put together. Hope things are getting better for you.

    Thanks for playing along with our Dies & Punches challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Good luck!

  22. What a beautiful gift bag, I love all the intricate details on this one :) even on the handle !!