Tag the Bag!

The last few days it’s been all about Suzanne.  (It’s not everyday you turn 50!)  I shared her birthday card and a bottle tag to get her party started.  Today I am going to share the tag I made for her gift bag. It’s a quick and easy tag and it ties it all together.

Stampin Up Number of Years Gift Tag Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I found this bag at the party store and I thought it was perfect for Suzanne’s gift.  I could have left it like it was but the teacher in me wondered, “Was it meeting it’s full potential?” I thought not. I chose this framelit from the Labels Collection (retired) because I really liked the way it tied in with the scroll design on the bag as well as the number 50. I wanted to keep the same elements I used on her card and wine tag so I embossed it with the Floral Affection Embossing Folder, cut the Large Numbers Framelits, added gold ribbon, and heat embossed the sentiment.  I used the Number of Years stamp set.


I cut ~15″ of gold ribbon and tied a knot on each end.  I like the way this makes the ribbon curl.  I wrapped the ribbon around the handle on the bag and stapled it together.  Then I added glue dots to the staple and the knots on the ribbon and attached the tag. Quick and easy!

What I love is how everything ties together and makes for a great presentation.  Plus, it’s handmade from the heart. Here’s a look at the whole birthday set starting with the gold inspiration piece.



I hope you have enjoyed these projects and can see how easy it is to make a special gift with just a few personal touches.  Go share some handmade kindness!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


P.S. Please check back again the end of this month and I will have more projects and inspiration to share with you. You can take advantage of Bonus Days and SHOP 24/7 while I’m away spending time with my daughter before she goes off to college.


Look Who’s Turning 50!

Stampin Up Number of Years 50th birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Yesterday I shared a wine tag I made for Suzanne’s birthday celebration. This is the card I made for her. I used some of the same elements as the tag…gorgeous gold ribbon, Floral Affection Embossing Folder (my favorite), and the Large Numbers Framelits.   I used a stamp from the Number of Years stamp set to heat emboss the sentiment using VersaMark and gold embossing powder.

Here’s the card dimensions:

The whisper white card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.  The gold floral Designer Series Paper is from the Neutrals Collection and measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The embossed whisper white layer measures 4 1/4″ x 3″ and is matted with gold card stock measuring 4 3/8″ x 3 1/8″. I tied a knot in the ribbon and secured the ends on the back with Snail Adhesive. I added Stampin’  Dimensionals on the back before attaching it to the floral layer.


I chose the gold color scheme for this card based on her gift, a beautiful handmade “friend” bracelet. I used a sentiment from the Happy Happenings stamp set on the inside of the card.  It was perfect for Suzanne and her Girls Night Out limo ride!


I love making envelopes to match so I embossed the front with the Floral Affection embossing folder. (I used this embossing folder last week on a card and watercolored.  To see that card click HERE.)


I love sharing my cards with others and I hope to inspire you to share some handmade kindness. You can purchase any of the products I used in my online store. Just click the SHOP NOW button and Join the Fun of BONUS DAYS.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’