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Let's Get Hopping 44: Favourite Occasions

I am back again with the awesome Let's Get Hopping crew. For this months hop we are looking at our favourite occasion. Be sure to hop through all of the blogs as there are some great inspirational ideas for a range of occasion.

I love crafting for all kinds of occasions. 

Birthdays are always a necessity, particularly with my big family! 

However, one of my favourite things to do is to crochet or knit gifts for newborn babies/children and I love to make a box or bag to match as I feel this makes the gift even more special. 

I find people always react positively to the gift bag as well as the gift inside, and you just know they are going to keep the bag to pass on and gift to someone else when the time comes. 

Lately I have been busy making this cable knit hat for my cousins baby shower and of course I had to make the gift box to match. 

For the gift box I have used the Treasures of Life stamp set. This set is gorgeous for grandparents, children or babies. The images stamp beautifully and the sentiments can be used for a range of projects.

This gift box is cased from Pootles Papercraft be sure to check out her amazing 3D projects.

The measurements are:
- 6x12inch card base (It works great with just DSP)
- Score length wise at 4 1/4",  5 3/4",  10",  11 1/2" 
- Score width wise at 3/4" and 4 1/2"
Fold along the score lines and then using your snips carefully cut along the lengthwise scores to the 4 1/2" score line. This forms the base of the bag. 

For my bag I have used cardstock but if you are using DSP you can fold the top down before using your tear and tape to stick it all together. Or like me you could use some DSP to decorate the panels of the bag.

Below are some more gift boxes I have made previously for children's gifts.

I hope you have enjoyed my blog today and enjoy making gift boxes and bags. I would love to know you have hopped on by so be sure to leave me a comment below :)

It is time to head over to the amazing blog of Mikaela Titheridge to check out her Favourite Occasion. 

Happy Crafting


  1. I love the personalised gift bags you've made Libby! They compliment your handmade crafts so beautifully.

    1. Thanks Megan :) As you know I love a range of crafts so any excuse to combine them together and spread even more joy to others I will take it.

  2. This is a beautiful idea :)

  3. These gift bags are super cute and so are your knitted gifts. Gorgeous!!


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