Saturday, 14 June 2014

Something Different saturday

Happy Saturday,

Today's different project is a gift bag hand made using the Sue Wilson striplet die!  I know I have used this die for so much however every time I look at it I come out with something different for me the test of a good die!

This was actually easier to make than it seems all i actually did was cut a continuing strip of the striplet across the bottom of a sheet of A3 red card.  Then I simply used my scor-pal to fold this into a gift bag however I placed a piece of black card behind the die cut on the front.  The remainder I have left see through to show the different looks you can get from this.

I added a gift tag made by cutting a piece if black card using both the striplet and the border piece which I mounted on a piece in red I had cut using just the border.



  1. Good Morning, John,
    Well, if a bag can be called sophisticated and handsome, this is it!
    Super format which can be scored into so many different dimensions
    and using the beloved Striplet.
    Thank you, John.
    Lis x

  2. Hola John
    Red, black and The Striplet, a classy combo. Have done this with a box but never thought of doing a bag. Its brilliant matey.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  3. WOW John, red and black are so striking together. So love the bag. The striplet die is great and thanks for yet another way to use it.
    Have a good Saturday.
    Love val x

  4. Morning John,
    Fantastic gift bag, love it.

  5. O MY Goodness , you just keep using the striplets die John, i don't mind at all it is my all time favorite and with all your different ideas, well its proving to be just the best most versatile die i have .
    I love the Bag and colors you have used , it looks very expensive classy , i love it !

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. Stunning bag & gift tag - luv it - not sure how you have finished the tag off so it looks meat at both ends but it looks fab xxGailTxx

  7. Stunning bag & gift tag - luv it - not sure how you have finished the tag off so it looks meat at both ends but it looks fab xxGailTxx

  8. Hi John. Wonderful bag and tag. This die is fantastic, just can't stop using it : ) Have a good day. Take care.

  9. Morning John, a lovely gift bag, red and black stunning. As I logged into your blog today I was thinking about some of your cards and how you use a lot of pearls/gems , and the bag today has them on too!!! , you must use loads each week, do you buy them in bulk? I'm too mean to put loads on LOL !! Janice x

  10. Love the idea John. Did you start with a 12 x 12 sheet of card? And finished size of bag?
    Also, how near to moving are you now?

  11. Hi John,
    Wow! How wonderful it would be to recieve a gift or card in such a beautiful bag. Love the red and black (ideal for a small piece of would have to be much bigger for me though....oh to be young again! Lol! ) and the matching tag is great,

    Love Sheila xx

  12. I love it I'm so glad I bought this die At the moment I have only used it in it's simplest form I love all of your ideas with this die Keep 'em coming O set a day aside to play more with just this die Have u got a tutorial on a gift bag that I can adapt? After this Salsa dancing weekender and got laptop (& not phone) with better Internet access I will search or email you for the scoring details etc Many Thanks for a great blog

  13. Hi John, a stunnung bag and tag. Love the striplet die and the colours.

  14. Wow, very striking, love it.


  15. Red and black I love the way they fit together ,what a Die, I have only cut this out,and did not get to use it to make anything thank you for all the inspiration .
    The gift tag is just so cute.
    Happy Packing,

  16. fab bag and I love the colour scheme,black and red looks fab together.Laura O