Hello everyone! I started to notice that the weather is getting warmer and more people are wearing shorts and flip-flops around here in Arizona. I hope that today's project can bring a little sunshine to you if it is still cold there.

Take Me to Spring Gift Bags

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Tips & Tricks

nina-yang-spring-gift-bags-punch-board-giveaway-paper-sizes Since the "legendary" Envelope Punch Board, We R Memory Keepers has expanded the punch board family to five. I used Gift Bag punch board for today's project. All paper are from Pebbles Garden Party collection. There are many combinations of paper sizes to make a variety of bags. I would like to share what I did and what I learned.
Butterfly Bag
Paper: 4"Hx12"W; Bag: 3-5/8"W x 2-11/16"H x 2"D nina-yang-spring-gift-bags-punch-board-giveaway-4 I like that it looks like a shopping bag and is big enough for gift cards and small treats! If you are using a patterned paper that has a direction, remember to turn the pattern to face yourself (toward the bottom of the board) when punching and scoring. nina-yang-spring-gift-bags-punch-board-giveaway-direction I love the idea of a reverse punch to punch out the holes! I die cut the scallop boarder, punched it with the reverse hole punch to adhere it to the front of the bag. nina-yang-spring-gift-bags-punch-board-giveaway-decorative-edge
Yellow Hexagon Bag
Paper: 6"Hx12"W; Bag: 3-5/8"W x 4-3/4"H x 2"D nina-yang-spring-gift-bags-punch-board-giveaway-6 If you follow the instructions came with the board, all the bags you make will be 2" in depth. This bag was made from a half sheet of 12"x12" paper and will probably be my favorite size to make. I like to get myself out of the measuring game and just have fun decorating. I die cut a couple of pennants and a butterfly for this bag. nina-yang-take-me-to-spring-gift-bag
Spring Floral Bag
Paper: 8"Hx10"W; Bag: 2-5/8"W x 6-11/16"H x 2"D nina-yang-spring-gift-bags-punch-board-giveaway-8 I'm keeping this bag myself. It makes me smile.  Think how happy it would make a little girl feel when filled with colorful markers?! My paper was 8" in length and had about 1/4" hanging off the punch board. The instruction suggests turning it around to extend the score lines. I left the end un-scored and it worked fine for me. nina-yang-spring-gift-bags-punch-board-giveaway-length I tried the Wide Eyelets  with Crop-A-Dile tool from We R Memory Keepers on both the yellow hexagon bag and this bag. This tool made setting eyelets very easy! nina-yang-spring-gift-bags-punch-board-giveaway-eyelet Here is a photo of the sides of the bags. nina-yang-spring-gift-bags-punch-board-giveaway-side

Official Video Tutorial

For many of us visual people, it helps to see it in a video, right? I found an official video demonstration on WRMK's website. You can also watch it on YouTube or below: http://youtu.be/VaqO1QgGT44

Supplies

nina-yang-spring-gift-bags-punch-board-giveaway-supplies WRMK is offering my blog readers a 20% OFF discount on your entire order placed at their official store: shopwer.com. Use coupon code WAFFLE at checkout. 

GIVEAWAY

Our last punch board giveaway was a hit! Thanks We R Memory Keepers for providing another giveaway for us! Enter to win a Punch Board of Your ChoiceNo purchase is required to enter the giveaway. a Rafflecopter giveaway Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting! Stay connected via FacebookTwitterPinterest, Instagram and YouTube