Craft Your Own Gift Bags

I love making my own gift bags! I purchase plain white and kraft gift bags of various sizes online (check out Amazon and/or google kraft gift bags). Then I decorate them with Stampin' Up! supplies – from Designer Series Paper and card stock to ribbons and embellishments. The possibilities are endless! I make them for holidays and specific occasions such as birthdays or baby showers. They're perfect for those "just because" gifts too. And nothings better than giving a handmade gift than giving it in  wonderful handmade packaging. I know many of you like me love to gift our hand stamped cards. Why not decorate a gift bag to put them in for an added touch? 

Below I show you in pictures how I made a pretty and festive gift bag for the holidays. The Adorning Designs Decorative Masks made it easy. I chose the snowflake mask, 1 of 4 in the set, sponged our White Craft Ink over it onto my kraft gift bag, heat set it, and added a fun gift tag I made as an embellishment. I love how it turned out. It was quick. It was easy. It was fun! AND, it was inexpensive to make! I'll admit, I am frugal when it comes to packaging gifts. I will not spend $4 on a simple no frills gift bag at the store when I can make something myself. And you know what? People love my handmade bags and want to save them so they can reuse them. That says a lot, doesn't it.

So follow my step-by-step pictures below, then give these Adorning Designs Decorative Masks a try!

Adorning Designs Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!
Stampin' Up! Adorning Designs Decorative Masks - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Adorning Designs Decorative Masks - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Adorning Designs Decorative Masks - Mary Knabe

My finished bag – handcrafted to hold a handmade gift!

Adorning Designs Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!
Adorning Designs Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!


Stampin' Up! products used – Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.



Summer is winding down. It won't be long until we're enjoying cooler temperatures and the beautiful colors of Autumn. If you love Autumn, I think you'll love our next Paper Pumpkin Kit – Haunts & Harvest. Order your 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-paid Subscription today and enjoy Sale-A-Bration benefits at the same time. Or if you just want to enjoy the fall kit, you can order a 1-month pre-paid subscription or subscribe month to month. All these options can be purchased using the links below.

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Color & Contour Class to Go 

Make 10 beautiful cards (2 each of 5 designs) in 2021-2023 In Colors – Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen. Class fee of $82.00 includes Color & Contour Bundle (stamp set & dies), 1/4 pkg of In Color DSP, pack of In Color Jewels, 10 card bases & envelopes, PDF Tutorial, Priority Shipping.

Please order & pay by September 7th.

Option 1: Color & Contour Class to Go = $82.00 (Choose a FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product with purchase of Option 1.)
Option 2: Card Supplies with DSP & In Color Jewels = $36.00
Option 3: PDF Tutorial Only (sent via email on or before September 7th) = $15.00
When ordering Option 1 or 2 above, you may add any of the following products at catalog price with no additional shipping cost.
  • 2021-2023 In Color Ink Pads (set of 5) @ $33.75 
  • Fresh Freesia Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Polished Peach Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Pale Papaya Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Soft Succulent Ink Pad @ $7.50
  • Evening Evergreen Ink Pad @ $7.50
Schedule for Color & Contour Class to Go:
  • September 7th – Deadline to order.
  • September 8th – Stampin' Up! products will be order for class kits
  • September 13th – September 17th – Class kits will be prepped, packaged, labeled for shipping.
  • September 17th – Class kits will ship. 


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May your day be blessed with happiness.

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