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‘Comfort for the Soul’ Gift Bag

 ‘Comfort for the Soul’ Gift Bag

 by Phyllis Shepherd, Independent Stampin’ UP!® demonstrator



Soft Sky Cardstock - #131203

Very Vanilla Cardstock - #101650

Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper - #144143


Tear & Tape Adhesive - #138995

Paper Snips - #103579

Archival Gray Ink Pad - #140932

Soft Sky Ink Pad - #131181

Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad - #131180

Stampin’ Trimmer - #126889

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine - #143263

Magnetic Platform - #130658

Lots of Labels Framelits - #138281

3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon - #144160

Pearls Basic Jewels - #144219

Paper-Piercing Tool - #126189

Classic Label Punch - #141491


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  • These small bags can be purchased at almost any Craft or Big Box store. White was used for this project.
  • Cut off the top of the bag at 5 ½”.
  • Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper cut (2 pieces) at 3 ¾” x 6 ½”.
  • Place plenty of adhesive on the side of the bag that is flat (does not have the folded-up section on it). Place one of the pieces of Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper on the bag making sure that it is even with the bottom. Turn the bag over, fold down the bottom flap that is folded up while being stored, and place plenty of adhesive on this side of the bag as well. Adhere the other piece of designer paper to that side being careful to match the piece on the other side.


  • Bring the two pieces together on the top and use the Classic Label Punch to punch holes.
  • Use the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and make a ‘sandwich’ in this order: Magnetic Platform, a standard cutting pad, a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and the next to last largest die from the Lots of Labels Framelits, and then the other standard cutting pad. Run this ‘sandwich’ through the machine.
  • Stamp the cross in Soft Sky Ink. Stamp the saying over the cross with Basic Gray Ink. Ink up the edges of the vine in Pear Pizzazz Ink and stamp randomly around the edges.


  • Adhere three pearls on the bottom edge using the Paper-Piercing Tool. Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the stamped panel and adhere to the bag.
  • Tie a 14” length of Soft Sky Ribbon through the hole and make a bow.


If you would like a file of the above project, click the link below:

Download 150.Comfort for the Soul Gift Bag

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Phyllis Shepherd

Debra, I am so glad. That is what I strive to do.

Debra Smith

I love your ideas you offer so much inspiration...makes it so much easier for me .. Thank you

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