Once again I’ve found myself designing a project with a retiring product and wondering why on earth I didn’t use it more. Today’s revelation came with the Gift Bag Punch Board. I made myself feel a little better however by including a tiny sneak peek from the Stampin’ Up! 2019/2020 Annual Catalogue.
GIFT BAG PUNCH BOARD
Before we get to the new stuff, let’s start with the bag I created using the retiring Gift Bag Punch Board.
For this I decided to use two sheets of dotted Call Me Clover paper from the retiring 2018-2020 InColor 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
Being lazy I opted not to trim the paper down, but just work with what I had. So I punched and scored the two sheets as if I were making a medium bag. Obviously the paper wasn’t nearly long enough (the board says you need 11″ for the medium bag) but it was a simple process to attach the the two pieces together using the tabs I’d created.
So using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the two pieces together and secured the tabs to create the base. Then I centred the top of the assembled bag on the reverse punch to add the holes for my ribbon. I did it this way because I forgot to punch the holes before assembling the bag!
If you’re unfamiliar with the Gift Bag Punch Board, or have one but need a reminder like me, here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! that explains the process.
Now I had the bag done, I needed to create a tag. For this I chose the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and the coordinating Daisy Punch.
I inked up the large daisy image with Gray Granite ink and stamped-off onto some scrap paper. Then without reinking the stamp I stamped the daisy onto some Whisper White Card. This gave me a lighter image. Then I repeated the process to create a second daisy.
Next, using a Sponge Dauber, I added a little Daffodil Delight ink to the centre of each flower and on the very tip of each petal. With that done, I punched out the two flowers.
To make the daisies into a tag I decided to punch a piece of Whisper White Card using the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch. Then, using liquid glue I attached a loop of Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the circle. On top of that I added one of the punched flowers, then the second flower, with the petals of the bottom one peeking between the petals on top.
The Daisy Delight Stamp Set includes a couple of flower centre images, but I had something else in mind… one of the new Perennial Essence Floral Centers. This fuzzy self-adhesive embellishment is really cute and exactly what I needed to finish off my daisy.
Now the daisy tag was complete, all I needed to do was thread some retiring Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon through the holes at the top of the bag. Then I added the tag to the ribbon before tying it all off in a simple bow.
MORE DAISIES ANYONE?
I love the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and the coordinating Daisy Punch and am so pleased it’s carrying over into the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue. What’s even better is that there will be a second stamp set called Daisy Lane which also has an image that coordinates with the Daisy Punch.
If that wasn’t enough, how about a slightly smaller daisy punch? Well the new Medium Daisy Punch will coordinate with a slightly smaller daisy image (just under 1-3/4″ across) included in the Daisy Lane Stamp Set. I have a feeling this new stamp set and punch will be a huge hit.
RETIRING LIST UPDATE
Let’s concentrate though on the retiring Gift Bag Punch Board, 2018-2020 InColor 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon which are only available while stocks last.
If you’ve been holding out on ordering those last few retiring products thinking they might be reduced in price, I have some news. Stampin’ Up! told us today that sales of the retiring products are as forecast and so they do not expect much to be left by the end of the month. For this reason they will not be reducing the prices of retiring products. So my advice is check the Last Chance section of my online store one last time just in case there’s something you’ve decided you can’t do without. I have a feeling many of the items won’t be there much longer.