Friday 25 March 2022

Stampin Friends Blog Hop - Monochromatic March

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop for March! 

This month's theme is 'Monochromatic March'. I've used Black and White for my projects but of course you could use tones of any colour you like :o)

If you are following along with the Hop, you may have arrived from  Steph's Blog. 

Be sure to read through my post, comment below and then continue on to Tiziana's Blog. 

If you get lost along the way, you can find a full list of all the participants at the end of each of their Blog Posts.

Here are the projects I created for this month's Hop ...

I used the Boughs & Blossoms stamp set and coordinating Bough punch to create a Fold Flat Gift Bag and a matching Card.

The Gift Bag is a fabulous size - 8" tall, 6" wide and 4" deep. So you can get a really bulky gift inside :o)

The white panel was die cut using one of the Tasteful Labels dies and then embossed using one of the Meadow Moments folders.

The papers used are from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper pack. You can find this in the current Annual Catalogue under the Host Rewards section. The pack can only be 'purchased' with Host Rewards and is a fantastic price - £17.00 for 48 double sided 12"x12" sheets!

Because the Gift Bag is made completely with paper, it folds flat beautifully so can be stored easily until it's needed.

The card uses all of the same products but I added a sentiment from the stamp set to the bottom of the die cut before embossing it.

I used some of the paper left over from the main part of the Gift Bag for the top and bottom strips on the card and then cut the middle section so it covers the gap in-between them.

Here is the Video for the Gift Bag...


Pattern Party DSP          - FRONT & SIDE                     12” x 10½”


With the SHORT side across the top -    Score at:    4” and 10”


Quarter turn CLOCKWISE so SHORT side at top –

                                                                                        Score at:    4” and at

                                                                                                                6” to the 1st Score Line

Turn Back so the LONG SIDE is across the top – 

                                                                                        Score at:    2” to the 1st Score Line



Pattern Party DSP          - BACK & SIDE                        12” x 10½”


With the SHORT side across the top -    Score at:    4” and 10”


Quarter turn CLOCKWISE so SHORT side at top –

                                                                                        Score at:    4” and at 6”

Turn Back so the LONG SIDE is across the top – 

                                                                                        Score at:    2” to the 1st Score Line                                                                                

Don’t forget to score the TRIANGLE sections on the SIDES!



Basic Black – Handles x 2                                 11” x ½”     (29.7cm x 1.3cm)

Basic Black                                                                6” x 3”        (15.2cm x 7.7cm)

Pattern Party DSP                                                6” x 2     (15.2cm x 7.4cm)


You will need extra Basic White and Basic Black card to complete this project.

Here is the list of all the Blog Hop participants for this month:

6. Teri Pocock (UK) - You Are Here!

If you are in Europe (UK, DE, FR, NL or AT ) you can purchase any of the products below through me in my Online Store. Click on any of the links to take you directly to that item. 


Maureen said...

What a great gift combo with the bag/card - love it. Thanks for the great directions.

Jean B said...

As always, your projects are stunning! Black and white is so eye catching. Thanks for the idea of embossing the white focal point background. I have never done that, but will now for sure!

Stampin and Scrappin with Steph said...

Love everything Black & White!!! This gift bag is AMAZING!!! I love the simple design but how big it is a bonus!! Thanks for sharing

Tiziana said...

Love the bag and how it lays flat!! Also great monochrome color choice, :-).