Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”. Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Quick & Easy Daisy Tote Bag made with a Clear Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Daisy Punch. For directions, supplies, and more visit

It takes just a few simple cuts and to make these adorable tote bags!

Quick & Easy Daisy Tote Bag made with a Clear Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Daisy Punch. For directions, supplies, and more visit

I love punches and the Daisy Punch is one of my favorites! Punches make it quick & easy to create and this project is all about quick & easy! I am a teacher so August means getting ready for back to school.  These adorable totes would make great little gifts for teachers or students.  (They would also make great favors for a bachelorette party or wedding shower!)

I started with a new product that will be available in the holiday catalog (Sept. 1), Acetate Card Boxes.  You get a set of 10 for $6.50.

These boxes are great for holding a set of cards to give as a gift. This month’s blog hop is all about “cuts” so I decided to think outside the “box”. I cut the box in half (at 2 7/8″) to make these totes. Each card box will make 2 totes which makes this project not only quick & easy but inexpensive too! Just fold and close each end and you are ready to decorate. *I put a glue dot on each flap to help keep it closed so it would stand up easily.

The Designer Series Paper insert measures 4 3/8 x 6 1/4.  Score at 2 7/8 from each end. Fold and slide inside the clear box.  Cut 2 10″ pieces of ribbon for the handles.  Adhere to the tote with Tear & Tape.  *I adhered the Tear & Tape directly to the box on each end then removed the backing to attach the ribbon. (Repeat on the back side.)

I used the Daisy Punch to punch 2 daisies from Whisper White cardstock and adhered one on top of the other.  I cut a circle from Daffodil Delight using the 1/2″ Circle Punch. I attached this to the front of the tote using a Stampin’ Dimensional. That’s all there is to it. I told you it was quick & easy! There are so many gift possibilities for these totes! You can fill them with a gift card, tissues, lipstick, gum, candy, sticky notes, etc.

Quick & Easy Daisy Tote Bag made with a Clear Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Daisy Punch. For directions, supplies, and more visit

Here’s the view from above with some of the different items tucked inside.

Changing the DSP, ribbon, etc. can give it a totally different look.

Quick & Easy Tote Bag made with a Clear Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Bow Buider Punch. For directions, supplies, and more visit

For this tote bag I used the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Metallic Edge Ribbon, and the Bow Builder Punch. Wouldn’t this be a beautiful favor for a wedding shower?!

Quick & Easy Monogrammed Tote Bag made with an altered Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Large Letters Framelits. For directions, supplies, and more visit

I love monogrammed bags, etc.  The Large Letters Framelits are perfect for personalizing this gift bag! I also added a Mini Tassle embellishment. I love how Stampin’ Up! color coordinates everything! The In Color Ribbon selection matches the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.

Stampin’ Up! has so many patterned papers, punches, dies, and ribbons to choose from! The Wood Textures DSP would make a great brief case for a masculine look. The Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper would be great for a child…put a box of crayons inside and let them color their own. (Little snack bags would be fun to put inside too!) I am making a bunch of these to give as gifts and some I will sell at my Holiday Open House. Do you have a favorite?

Quick & Easy Tote Bags made with a Clear Acetate Card Box, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Stampin Up Dies and Punches. For directions, supplies, and more visit

Designer Series Papers: Fresh Florals, Delightful Daisy, Eastern Palace  Ribbons: 1/2″ Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon, 1/4″ Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Ribbon, 3/8″ Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon  Tools & Accessories: Acetate Card Boxes (avail. Sept. 1), Daisy Punch, Bow Builder Punch, Large Letters Framelits, Mini Tassels, Glue Dots, Tear & Tape

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop.

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our creative “Cuts”.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  2. Becky Retzer at Just In Thyme Crafts
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Corinne Blake at The Creative Compendium
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  14. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  15. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  16. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  23. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  24. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs

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29 thoughts on “Pals Blog Hop

  1. As you would say….THIS IS SOOOOOO STINKIN’ CUTE! You NAILED it…this would be the BEST purse in town and oh so practical….what a fantastic way to showcase these new boxes! You are sooooo clever…not go to sleep!

  2. Look out Coach….Jeanie’s here! Great idea and so easy with the new boxes. Love all the patterns and what to put inside. Thanks, Jeanie.

  3. Jeanie, these are just wonderful! What an ingenious idea 🙂. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Jeanie! So glad to see you got the computer thing figured out! These are super cute! I can think of all kinds of reasons to make these as little gifts. Bookmarking, saving, case-ing! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Had you seen that saying ‘you can’t scare me I’m a teacher’ before? Think this SU demo is a pre school teacher. Friend of Susan Itell. Wondering about borrowing your adarondik chair die. Could cut, color beach & sky…I don’t know, just wondering. Not today tho. 2 chairs, stamp love-

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  6. Jeannie: Oh my gosh, you never cease to amaze me with your creative genius! I’m sure I’m not the only one who is going to CASE this idea! Your bags are adorable, each and everyone one; so different and each so wonderful! TFS

  7. I couldn’t pick a favorite as they all are so fun and so creative. Most people have several purses so now you have one for all occasions too. I have made bags/purses before but using the acrylic box half is just a fantastic idea for really holding things. These are going to be fun to make. The ideas are endless. Plus, what a great way to use those tassels! As Susan said, you nailed this! Well, I will get back to the hop later….I keep getting interrupted.

  8. What an ingenious idea! You are so creative! I love love love them and thanks for sharing so many ideas!

  9. Just found this on Pinterest, I love them!
    By cutting the box to 2 3/4 instead of 2 7/8, you can get 4 inserts from 1 sheet of dsp. Cut at4 3/8 x 6. Score at 2 3/4 and 3 1/4.

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