Monday, 26 November 2012

No Peeking Window Frames Bag

Hey Stampers,

After my Mini Retreat this weekend, I am WAY in the Christmas spirit !! And I still have a couple people on my Christmas Gift List that I don't know what to get for them./ So I thought a really cute (handmade) gift bag with some treats inside would be perfect !! I created this bag MYSELF !! Hahaha. It's made using the Window Frames framelits and decorated with Snow Festival DSP and the No Peeking stamp set. I love it !! Take a look !!

Isn't that beyond sweet ?!!? Also not TOO difficult. I cut a couple of the biggest framelit with Gumball Green cardstock. Then I scored them on the bottom, right where the little corners poke out. I then layered the next size down framelit (cut out with DSP) right on top. I made a little box for the inside out of Gumball Green as well, about 2" wide, scored at 1/4" on both long sides and attached to the die cuts. I then added 2 cardstock strips (decorated with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punched DSP) to the top as little handles. I adhered them with some adhesive and some brads to make them extra sturdy Then it just needed to be decorated !!

This picture just shows a side view, to show how wide the bag is. A lot of stuff can be held in here !! 

For the decorating, I cut out one of the little 3" square "pictures" from the Snow Festival DSP. There is a big sheet of these little cards that are great for note cards or gift tags (I made gift tags with mine, I will post them on a blog post soon ...) I loved the words pattern of this one, so used it as a background. I matted it on a small square of Basic Black cardstock to really make it pop. The second smallest Window Frame got cut out 3 times; once in Whisper White (which I ran through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder) and twice in Cherry Cobbler. I used the Cherry ones to mat the White one, but cutting them in half and leaving a little border visible on the edges. I coloured the penguin from the No Peeking stamp set with my markers, stamped him onto Whisper White an fussy cut him out with my Paper Snips. A little tag from the Tiny Tags set punched out with the Jewelry Tag punch added the perfect touch !! Love this project !!

Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope you enjoyed my little bag !! Why don't you make one to give away to someone special this Christmas ?!!? Have a great day and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: No Peeking (wood #126290, clear #126292), Tiny Tags (wood #118091, clear #118592)

Ink: Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker #100082, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker #119681, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker #105115, Gumball Green Marker (2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Collection #126856

Paper: Gumball Green #126840, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730, Snow Festival DSP #126908

Accessories: Window Frames Framelits #129021, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch #119275, Jewelry Tag Punch #117190, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, 3/16" Metallic Brads #119741


  1. love it, catherine! post hose tags!

  2. Your no peeking bags are adorable,and I love them! Thanks so much for sharing your project and the directions!