Wednesday 8 June 2022

Hues of Happiness Gift Bag & Coordinating Birthday Card. Touches of Ink Blog Hop. June 2022

  Good Evening Everyone

Happy Wednesday - I hope you are all having a fabulous week? I'm glad you could join me today for this months Touches of Ink Blog Hop. There will be lots of inspiration for you!

Now, I decided that I would make a coordinating set today - a Card and a Gift Bag. Because well it's always nice to match, right? I cannot seem to put down the Hues of Happiness Bundle, so here we are again. I was looking through the DSP and wanted to create a different look - so I opted for the simple ombre paint effect side of the Papers to form my backgrounds and of course, I needed to add some of the Gorgeous Flowers as well but I just love this slightly moody and dramatic look. Focusing on some of the deeper colours that feature in the Suite.


Gift Bag

Hues of Happiness DSP

1pc- 12" x 6 1/4"

fussy cut Flowers

Fresh Freesia Card Stock

1pc - 3/4" x 11 3/4"

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - scrap



Night of Navy Card Stock

1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 3/4", scored at 5 7/8"

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

1pc - scrap

Hues of Happiness DSP

1pc - 4" x 5 3/4"

Fussy Cut Flowers and Leaves



Take you piece of Hues of Happiness DSP and score as follows:-

Long Side

Full Scores - 1 1/4", 5 3/4", 7" & 11 1/2"

Part Scored - 5/8" & 6 3/8" to approx 4" down.

Short Side 

Full Scores - 5"

Fold and burnish all the full score lines well and then cut away at the DSP. Hold it horizontally with the thinner skinny rectangle to the right. Cut up all the score lines at the bottom, cut straight up at the side of the rectangles and notch into the square sections. Remove the tiny rectangle in the bottom right hand corner, then notch the top and the bottom on the long thin tab you just created. You should get this shape. 

Add tear and tape to the thin tab, then fold round and adhere to the opposite side, fold in the sides, back and then adhere the front down.

Pinch in the gift bag at the top and the part scores you added should help this be a nice smooth closure. Wrap the length of Fresh Freesia around the top and glue the join at the front. Trim off any extra card stock. Remove from the bag and just reinforce the score lines gently with your fingers, no need for the bone folder - unless you want to! 

Stamp the sentiment in gorgeous grape ink onto the scrap of basic white, trim and banner tail the right hand edge

Now, attach a handful of fussy cut Flowers and the sentiment to create a cluster, keeping in mind to only have the glue on the Fresh Freesia piece or other flowers, if you go over, the belly band will not be able to come off the bag.


Take your Night of Navy Card Stock and fold along the score line to create you card base. Add the DSP to the card front and the Basic White piece to the inside.

Arrange the fussy cut flowers and leaves to create a larger cluster on the card front.

Then finally stamp the sentiment, again in Gorgeous Grape ink onto a scrap of basic white, but this time trim and banner tail both ends. Add this through the centre of the floral cluster.

Thank you for taking a look at my project, I hope you have been inspired. Please continue through the hop by visiting Petra Next, I have no doubt you will love her project too

                   ROLL CALL

  1. Simone Kleine - derdiedasKleine bastelt

  2. Nina Unbehau - NiNa’s Kreative Welt

  3. Patricia Lemke -Pattis-Stempel-Tempel

  4. Iris Philipps - iriStempelt

  5. Liane Gorny - Jungle Cards

  6. Melanie Fischer - MeeFischs Bastelecke

  7. Vickie Littlewood - Vickie Lou Designs

  8. Petra Masukowitz - PetMa-Kreativ

Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store Product List

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 




  1. Hi Vickie, beautiful Set. Liebe Grüße Patricia

  2. Hi Vicky, you have created a very nice card. Best regards Petra

  3. Hi Vickie,
    a beautiful gift set, I also like the colour combination very much

  4. This is such a beautiful ensemble! Thanks for the inspiration!
    I appreciate you being an active part of the touches of ink!
    Greetings from Germany,


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