Friday, 17 August 2012

Weekly Blog Project - Cutie Patootie Gift Bag.

Our weekly Friday Project – from DT Member Gaynor Bloor

Cutie Patootie Gift Bag using Garden Design Papers.

Good morning everyone, my turn today for the Little Claire Weekly Project.  What a dilemma so many lovely stamps to choose from and delicious collection of papers, ribbons and accents available.

So given absolute “free” choice – it had to be Cutie Patootie – Bert and Mary on a swing!  Using the Garden Design Papers, ribbon and butterflies from Little Claire – check out their amazing and ever increasing easy to navigate website.

I have chosen to make a little gift bag – mine fits a copy of the must have “books” currently flying off the shelves………

Okay here goes:


2 A4 sheets of base card
Backing papers – I have used an assortment from the Garden Design Range
Ribbon, adhesive gems
Border Punch (MS), tiny flower punch
Card Candi
Double sided tape, wet glue, 3D foam pads
Ribbon maker.
Pokey Tool
2 Brads.
Black Memento Ink Pad


Punch border across both A4 card pieces.

Score and fold borders down sides, base and across the top – I have left a 5cm border at the top and 4cm borders sides and base.

Cut backing papers to matt onto front, back and sides. 

 Adhere accent paper after border punching to front paper. 

Wrap ribbon and fix around front paper and fix to base front card. 

Create bow using bow maker and fix.

Make up bag – adhere using double sided tape.  Ensure top border is folded forward prior to sticking sides together.

Make up handle and fix using brads to the sides.

Stamp out image and colour using promarkers.  Trim to 9cm x 8cm

Cut two pieces of backing paper 9cm x 8cm and matt stamped image.

Punch tiny flowers and add for accents

Colour Card Candi using promarkers and fix using 3D pads to top of the bag

Add adhesive gems to front top border and tiny flowers.

Fix butterflies from Garden Designs Sheet.

Add tissue paper and a copy of your favourite book – perfect gift for a friend!

Hope you like and feel a little inspired to be creative – whatever you are doing, enjoy!

Cheerio for now.  xx Gaynor


  1. ooooh! Such a cute little bag, very desirable!
    Thank you Gaynor, great inspiration x

  2. Thank you for this tutorial - guess what I have been making this evening...will post a piccie on my blog when I have finished it!!!

    Sylvia xx