How to Make Gift Bags and Cards from Free Sale-A-Bration Products for the Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal. We are six weeks into Sale-A-Bration! Wow!! Are you needing some fresh ideas on how to use them? I absolutely love the free items this year! Stampin’ Up! really outdid themselves, as you might have heard that sales have been through the roof!

I have a confession – I placed an order for the new Sale-A-Bration items and they got stalled – right here in Grand Rapids, no less – till last Monday due to the endless snow we have been getting since the Polar Vortex! So, guess what, I had to come up with another project! No worries – I came up with two! And, THEN, when my order came on Monday, I just had to make another one to show you. So, stand tuned, hoppers – more will be coming… Now, onto the three projects! Please note that I have links to the majority of the products I used at the bottom of my post.


Card and Gift Bags Using Free Sale-A-Bration Products 

Pretty Friendship Card using Part of My Story Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Pretty Gift Bag using Part of My Story Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Pretty Gift Bag using Part of My Story Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

The first little gift bag, big enough for a hand cream, was made CASEing this tutorial from Sam Hammond at Isn’t it cute? Well, what’s even better is that it was easy to make. One little secret I can share is that I used a small clothes pin to keep the gift bag closed while tying the ribbon. The small butterfly was punched right out of the DSP and the wooden elements are addicting to me. I am putting them on virtually everything lately!


Pretty Friendship Card using Part of My Story Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Pretty Friendship Card using Part of My Story Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Can you tell how much I love butterflies?! I don’t see many here in Michigan so it’s wonderful that I can see them on my cards! All of the great bundles in the Occasions Catalog make the Botanical Butterfly DSP in the Sale-A-Bration even more useful. The large butterfly was first colored with Stampin’ Blends, then colored once again with watercolor pencils.


Pretty Gift Bag using All Adorned Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Pretty Gift Bag using All Adorned Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

This is my last project with the Sale-A-Bration items, which uses the new All Adorned Stamp Set with the new Painted Seasons DSP.  I made this gift bag from this Splitcoaststampers tutorial, changing it only slightly to make the flap a little longer, so instead of scoring at 2″ and 7″, I scored at 2″ and 6 1/2″.



I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
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More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!


February Pals Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping

  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art

  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’

  5. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

  7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

  8. Jill Killeen at The Killeen House Studio Blog

  9. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty

  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

  11. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping

  12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti

  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping

  14. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara

  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’

  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards

  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity

  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

  19. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink

  20. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’

  22. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay

  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

  24. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping

  25. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping

  26. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs

  27. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot

  28. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit

  29. Christine Eck at Dances with Hooves


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  1. I love everything you made! I am inspired by your use of the Butterfly Elements. I’m not normally fond of wood elements but pairing them with gift bags is a great idea!

  2. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Great blog hop, so inspirational.

  3. Very cute! Thank you for sharing. I LOVE making bags and boxes.

  4. BEAUITFUL Deb , I love that bag , but really I love all your projects, thanks for sharing ♥️

  5. Beautiful, thank you for sharing…..

  6. How lucky for us that your shipment was delayed just a tiny bit so that we were treated with THREE lovely projects!! I love all of them but must admit the large butterfly steals the show! It is stunning! Already pinned… all of them, LOL….

  7. Your gift bags are beautiful, Debbie! And, I love your use of the wood elements!

  8. Debbie, these projects are spectacular. I’m with Katy… the large butterfly card is stunning!

  9. Debbie, I adore the beautiful colors of your coordinating projects 🙂 You must have had a ball creating! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Debbie, your cards and gift bags are just beautiful. Thank you for all the hints and tips. 🙂

  11. These are really amazing my friend! It’s great to get to see what you’ve been up to as I’ve missed your beautiful work. Big hugs from SC, Autumn

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