Hi Stampers. Christmas is coming and I have shared several cute ideas for small gifts to give people.  Today I’m sharing a gift bag designed like a house, made from some retired Designer Series Paper.  This was a great way to use up retired paper and create a super cute project to make someone smile!

Stampin' Up! designer series paper house gift bag by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I found an idea similar to this on YouTube.  <—- click to see her video. (That crafter did not use Stampin’ Up! supplies.) To make it my own, I tweaked it a bit and here it is!  As I mentioned before, I used retired DSP while I perfected my design, but this could be adorable using the Toile Tidings DSP or the Christmastime Is Here DSP.

Stampin' Up! designer series paper house gift bag by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The base used two 12″ x 12″ pieces of DSP.  Both were cut like this and then glued together by that 1/2″ strip on the right side.

Stampin' Up! designer series paper house gift bag by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The roof was made using two more pieces of DSP. To add the effect of snow and re-enforce the top where the ribbon goes through, I used some sparkle glimmer paper on top and bottom. The chimney is cut from Basic Gray CS and dry embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder.

Stampin' Up! designer series paper house gift bag by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The front of the house is made of just DSP cut to look like a door and windows with a Garden Green wreath on the door.  The cute little Christmas bulbs I found locally, but are similar to these on Amazon. Under the house is a piece of chip board (like the backing from a pack of foil sheets or glimmer paper) covered in Whisper White CS to add some stability to the bottom of the bag.

Stampin' Up! designer series paper house gift bag by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This is how the inside of the bag looks after it’s all finished.  How cute is that?!?!

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