Giving stocking stuffers, gift cards and small treats is a lot more fun when you can create something handmade to put them in. Today’s tutorial will provide the perfect packaging for those small gifts.

I’ve included written instructions below for those of you using a mobile device. I also have a free PDF tutorial available for those that would like to download and save this project for a later day.  All the supplies can be purchased in my online store.  I provide generous ordering REWARDS, too! Details on my REWARDS program can be found HERE.

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Gift bag perfect for a holiday treat or small gift using the Labels of Love stamp set and the Gift Bag Punch Board from Stampin' Up!


  • StampsLabels to Love (wood, 144970 clear, 144967)
  • Paper – Real Red (102482); Be Merry Designer Series Paper (144111)
  • Ink – Versamark (102283)
  • Other – Gift Bag Punch Board (135862); White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132); Embossing Buddy ((103083); Heat Tool (129053); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995); Everyday Label Punch (144668); Dimensionals (104430) 


  • Real Red: 2” x 4”
  • Designer Paper – gift bag (tree pattern): 6” x 12”
  • Designer Paper – bellyband (green speckled pattern): 1 ¼” x 12”


  1. Using the tree pattern designer paper, create a large bag on the Gift Bag Punch board (following the instructions printed on the board). Turn the bag to the opposite side and punch at the same score lines and score along the horizontal line. TIP: Be sure the designer paper pattern is facing the correct way.
  2. Cut off all the tabs along one side except ONE of the largest flaps (as shown). If desired, keep the largest tab you cut off to adhere to the front of the top tab as a coordinating pattern.
  3. Assemble the bag using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  4. Rub the Real Red cardstock using the Embossing Buddy. Stamp the greeting using VersaMark ink. Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat set. Punch out the greeting using the Everyday Label Punch.
  5. Wrap the 1 ¼” x 12” strip of designer paper around folded bag. Adhere the raw edges together in the front. Adhere the label using Dimensionals so that it will cover the raw edges of this strip. TIP: Be certain not to make the bellyband too tight or you won’t be able to slide it off when you’re ready to fill the bag.

Gift Bag created using the Stampin' Up! Gift Bag Punch Board.

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Color like a pro with alcohol markers that will allow you to shade with ease. Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up!


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