First Day of Gift Giving | Popper Dies and Holiday Hello with Thanh

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Hello there, YNS friends! Thanh here kicking off a fun and fab new blog series with you. We are crediting Holly for her idea of featuring Your Next Stamp dies in gifts and holiday packaging. For the next couple of weeks, each of the Design Team members will be featured on the blog with a creative project showcasing different YNS dies. Make sure you come back to see all the different ideas we’ll be showing off.

No pressure here as I start the series, right?

I love the simplicity of kraft gift bags to hold gifts that I’m giving to friends and family. I have a stockpile of kraft bags to hold gifts! Although sometimes I feel they need a little more pizzazz, but it’s so easy to get creative and decorate the bag as needed.

Here is a close up of my finished gift bag and let me tell you how oh-so-simple this is. I made the cardstock the same size as an A2 size card. As a cardmaker, I’m used to working in an A2 format so that is what I stuck with.


Fo this project, I used the Peek a Boo Popper Dies to give the interactive/3D fun. I started by die cutting the poppers onto white cardstock. I die cut them twice, one to use a template so it gave me a frame of where to stamp the images and the other to actually use for the project itself.

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I then used the frame to mark off where to stamp my images as seen below. It gives me an approximate area of where to line up my final images when stamping.


Sometimes, it takes more than one try to get it right! lol As you can see below, it took me four tries to get it right. It’s handmade and mistakes are allowed right?


I coloured the images using Copic markers (my favourite medium). 12daysofdies3.1
Here’s the final product; it looks pretty boring from this point of view, but the idea is to have your recipient open it up for a little surprise! 
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Just like with any gift bag, I think these can also be resused and given away again! Or perhaps if you’re giving to crafty friend, they can recycle and make the bag decor into a card as it is exactly a card front size ready to be added to a cardstock base.

I hope that I’ve inspired you to use the Peek a Boo Poppers dies and to decorate your own gift bags! Please come back tomorrow and see what Julie will be showcasing.

If you have any questions, please drop them below! Take care.


YNS Supplies Used:

Peek a Boo Poppers Die

Holiday Hello

Santa’s Helpers




  1. 1
    Carla Hundley says:

    Pretty cute and a
    good idea to reuse
    as a card later.
    Carla from Utah

  2. 2
    carol says:

    A wonderful way to jazz up a treat bag…a ‘surprise’ on the ‘surprise’! The peek-a-boo die has me intrigued…Thank you for the fabulous festive inspiration!

  3. 3
    Carolyn says:

    Love this idea. That dies is amazing. I am adding it to my wish list.

  4. 4
    doudou2106 says:

    Love it!!! Beautiful and cute project!

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    Jackie Cable says:

    Such a cute cute cute card. This will have to go on my to-do projects

  6. 6
    Teresa Doyle says:

    Super, super CUTE!

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    Shari says:

    So cute! What a great way to decorate a gift bag. ♥♥♥

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    aunty sue says:

    what a fab tutorial and love the stamp and bag

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    ionabunny says:

    Very cute. Love the dies. Hugz

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    Maye M.L. says:

    Absolutely adorable, great stamps and die. Love them. Cheers!

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    barb macaskill says:

    oH my! These are so fun and awesome!!! I need all of the supplies used to create today’s fun and cool card!!! My poor budget has gone to heck in a handbasket!! LOL TFS!

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