I got home from the Stampin’ Up! Alaskan Cruise late last night. We had such an amazing time and I’m already looking forward to the Greek Isles cruise next summer!! I was so excited when one of my team members, Mary Deatherage over at Stamps-n-Lingers.com earned the Alaskan cruise too so she got to join me for the fun! I sent her a little something when she earned the cruise, but I also brought a gift along for her to Alaska. I’m sharing the gift bag and tag that I made for her gift with you today.
The bag is made from two sheets of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP. I scored the 12×12 papers at 4″ and 8″ and then turned it 90 degrees and scored it at 4″ and 10″. I snipped up the two original score lines from the bottom and then folded the top down on the 2″ score line.
Before assembling the bag, I punched two holes on the top of both sheets with the Detailed Trio Punch. After punching the holes, I adhered the top fold down and the sides and bottom together with Tear & Tape Adhesive. I pulled two strands of Tranquil Tide 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon through the holes punched on either side and tied small knots to make the handles. This bag goes together really quickly!
For the tag, I used the Detailed Trio Punch and the Everyday Label Punch to punch a panel of Share What You Love DSP. You can see how I punched the tag in this blog post, the only difference is that I used the corner rounder from the Detailed Trio Punch to punch the bottom two corners on this tag. I stamped the sentiment from the Darling Label Punch Box stamp set and punched it out with the Darling Label Punch. I cut a panel of Tranquil Tide card stock with the Petite Treat Framelits die and I adhered the punch and die cut together with Tear & Tape Adhesive and then to the larger tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied the tag to the bag with Linen Thread and added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel to finish it.
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And here are a few more pictures from our travels around Alaska. We woke up on Wednesday morning to the beautiful sights of Tracy Arm Fjord.
The glacier at the end of the Fjord was stunning at sunrise!
Then we had a day at sea and our final stop was Victoria, BC.
We had a tour of their butterfly gardens, what a neat place!
Our final stop was the Butchart Gardens, simply amazing!!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing the pictures of the trip! It was definitely one of my favorite trips ever, go if you get a chance!
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Card stock cuts for this project:
- Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper – two 12″ x 12″ sheets, Everyday Label Punch
- Tranquil Tide – Petite Treat Framelits die cut
- Whisper White – Darling Label Punch
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
Really cute box. Perhaps a tutorial video sometime?? Bet Mary appreciated it too. Thanks for sharing your images of what sounds like a fantastic trip. Brought back memories.
We had a great time! I’ll see if I can do a video for the gift bag some time soon. 🙂
I’m sure Mary loved her gift box. I loved the gift of your flower photographs. There is still beauty in the world in spite of what we see in the news. Welcome back.
Thanks Karen! 🙂
That paper makes great boxes, as it does cards! How thoughtful of you. I’m a flower person, so love all these pics! Glad you and Mary had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing so much of the trip with us.
You are welcome Susan! We really enjoyed it!! 🙂
Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip.
You are so welcome! 🙂
Sunken garden at Butchart Gardens is most beautiful one in Canada.
They are amazing! I’m so glad that we had a chance to go! 🙂
I am sure Mary loved this!
And I have enjoyed your photo journey to some places I remember well!
Thanks Kate! So glad that you enjoyed the photos! 🙂
Great job on the bag, I’m sure Mary enjoyed it. Also loved your photos. I felt like I was on vacation with you! Did you see me on your shoulder? Glad you arrived home safely.
Ha! I think that I do see you on my shoulder! 😉 Glad that you enjoyed the photos! 🙂
Great project Amy, I love that dsp. The photos from the garden are so beautiful.
Thanks Robbye! 🙂