Mini Shopping Bag Gift Card Holder Tutorial

I’ve been going through some of my really old, pre-HD videos on Stamping School.  Time to send them to the recycle bin but also to do an updated version with new papers.  This is one I did back in 2008 called a Mini Shopping Bag Gift Card Holder.

The light outside today here in NC was so much better than inside!  I should have made the whole thing and photographed from my porch:)

I needed a little gift card holder for a new baby and I also got to use my new
Twinkle Builder Punch from Stampin’ Up!   I would highly recommend adding this one to your punch collection, even for the assortment of little stars that are useful for so many occasions.


I started with our new Twinkle Twinkle designer series paper and cut it to
4-1/4″ x 7-1/2″.  I also cut a coordinating piece 1/2″ x 7-1/2″.


After adhering that striped piece, score in landscape position at
2-1/2″, 3″, 3-1/2″, 6″, 6-1/2″ and 7″.

Turn to portrait position and score at 1″ to create the bottom of the bag.


Now it’s a few mountain, valley, mountain folds to create the shopping bag effect!


Before you get too far and glue it together, slide that punch in
from the top to punch the front of the bag.

Cut those bottom Flaps so you can glue to close.


We have these cute little adhesive stars in the new catalog.  Perfect to add on for some extra sparkle on the front and the tissue paper. I used glue dots to attach a few pieces of ribbon for the handle.  I also added some of the navy paper behind the punched moon and stars so it showed up better.
I really like how it came out!  Supplies are at the bottom of the email if you are interested in ordering those sometime!




Oh, before I forget!  We have TWO new promotions in July!

One is a pretty big one….a whole set of new ink pads, your choice of color group, when you sign up as new or returning demonstrator in July!
So you can choose the Brights, Regals, Subtles or Neutrals or In colors – 10 pads in each group!

The Starter kit is the same price and same perks –  You choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up products and pay only $99 plus your tax and still FREE shipping on it all.  Then during July, you can choose one of the color groups of ink pads Free!   If you want to place your own orders (I’ll show you how) and get a discount of around 20% or more, then give it some thought. I’d love to have you on my team!

The 2nd special is a returning favorite – Buy 3 packs of Designer Paper and get One free!  Here are the 10 papers included in the sale but I’ll post the official sale flyer on July 1st.  Since I know some of you will ask, my recommendations are the 6×6 Tropical Escape or Garden Impressions,  Twinkle Twinkle, Under the Mistletoe (yes, early for christmas BUT I love the plaids in it) and it’s a toss up for the cuteness of the Animal Expedition or the serene Nature’s Poem.  If you don’t have the wood texture paper from last year, it’s a must-have!

Go stamp something!

Product List for Shopping Bag Gift Card Holder

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2 Responses to Mini Shopping Bag Gift Card Holder Tutorial

  1. Ann Tuck says:

    A lovely simple bag idea Linda! Love that Twinkle punch – thanks so much for sharing this idea!

  2. Linda Heller says:

    Thanks, Ann! It’s a handy little thing for gift cards

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