Joyful Winter Wishes Bag & Card

By  Lori Craig 

sizes: bag, 6" tall; card, 4-1/4"x5-1/2"


  • Cardstock: Curious Iridescent Cryogen White (Arjo Wiggins); Razzleberry Light, Suede Light Brown and Suede Dark Brown (Prism Papers)
  • White office envelope, 6”x9”
  • White pom pom trim, 3/4” (Wright’s)
  • Chocolate ribbon (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Dark brown mini brads (The Paper Studio)


  • Joyful Winter Wishes stamp set (Cornish Heritage Farms)
  • Ink pads: Espresso Adirondack (Ranger); opaque white
  • White embossing powder
  • Markers
  • Die cutting system and Small Scalloped Oval Nestabilities Dies (Spellbinders)
  • Chalklet Puffs (EK Success Ltd.)
  • Scallop-edge scissors
  • Corner rounder punch
  • Sewing machine and brown thread
  • Computer with Internet access for step-by-step tutorial
  • Bag
  • 1. Stamp brown snowflakes randomly over envelope.
  • 2. Visit for step-by-step instructions on cutting, scoring and folding envelope into bag shape. You may also make a bag from cardstock or use a purchased gift bag.
  • 3. Cut pink cardstock "tent" for bag topper. Cut dark brown and slightly thinner light brown strips; scallop cut bottom edges and adhere to bag topper. Tie ribbon around seam. Adhere pom pom trim to back bottom edge.
  • 4. Die cut light brown oval; stamp sentiment. Adhere oval to bag topper with foam tape; adhere back edge of topper to back of bag.
  • Card
  • 1. Make white top-fold card base. Cut smaller light brown piece and stamp with snowflakes; round top and bottom corners on one long edge. Adhere strip to card as shown.
  • 2. Stamp white snowman on pink cardstock and sprinkle with white embossing powder; heat set. Color details with markers. Trim panel and mat on white cardstock; stitch edges. Insert brads in corners. Adhere three Chalklet Puffs for snowballs.
  • 3. Cut larger dark brown mat and adhere to card. Tie ribbon around card front. Adhere stamped panel.
  • 4. Die cut white oval; stamp sentiment. Adhere oval to card with foam tape.