My sweet neighbor Cheryl is hosting a workshop for me this morning. All of her friends are new to stamping, so I kept the projects easy. I still wanted the projects to wow them.

My 3D project for today is a covered lunchbag, aka. geniebag.


I have little mini kraft lunchbags (4″ width)ย I got years ago from Debbie Fisher.

She in turn got it from her pharmacy.

I cut them down to a 4″ square.

4 1/4″ Old Olive squares were taped to the front and back of the bag with Sticky Strip.

Next I cut two 8″ strips of 5/8″ Chocolate grosgrain ribbon and stapled them to the bag and Old Olive layer.

I stamped the swirl stamp from Friendship Blooms in Soft Sky on the upper half ofย two 3 3/4″ย  Soft Sky cardstock squares and sponged the edges.

Next I scalloped a 1″ x 3 3/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock and adhered it under a 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ strip of Old Olive Prints Designer Paper.ย A piece of Chocolate Taffeta ribbon was tied around the top of the designer paper and the big flower from the Pretties kit was adhered to the right of the square with a big glue dot. I stamped the sentiment from Friendship Blooms in Chocolate Chip on the right side of the designer paper.

For the center of the flower I stamped the thank you stamp from Perfect Timing in Chocolate Chip on Chocolate Cardstock, punched it out with the 1″ circle punch and sponged and paper pierced the edges.

I taped the Soft Sky square to a 1/4″ bigger Chocolate chip square and paper pierced the top corners. Last I attached those layers to the Old Olive square.

I hope they like it! Have a great day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

32 Responses to “Workshop project”

  1. They should like it — it is adorable!

  2. Beate,

    You continue to amaze me every day! I hope I get to meet you some day. I moved to Texas about a year and a half ago and then learned you used to live here as well, lol.

    Awesome as always,

  3. I’m wowed! This is so cute. I think they will love it! Have a great one and thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. That is adorable Beate! I would LOVE to make that at a workshop.

  5. Wow!!!! My hstesses would be so jealous if they saw this!!!

  6. what a great neighbor you have (fresh stamping blood, how fun!) I love your spin on it & ribbon looks just like a purse. it’s awesome! going to have to CASE it some day (maybe SOON)

  7. If they don’t like it they’re crazy! That is so cute.
    Have fun. Us new stampers really appreciate your wisdom and sharing!!!

    Inky hugs~

  8. What a lovly project, beautiful bag.

  9. This is absolutely ADORABLE, Beate! Wish I was coming to that workshop! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. These are going to WOW them!

    Many Blessings,

  11. This is definitely a WOW girl!! I love this and want to make one!! This is the cutest bag and makes a great project for a workshop. They will LOVE this – I LOVE this! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  12. There is not doubt in my mind I LOVE it!!! You picked a fabulous item to wow first timers. All the best and TFS.

  13. VERY sweet! I love it/

  14. WOW !! super super trendy and cute !

  15. Beautiful project! Thanks for inspiring me each day!

  16. I’m going to bet that they’ll definitely be Wow’d by this project! I love how you used that stamped sentiment for the center of the flower–very nice.

  17. OH this is so sweet and you did that with a paper bag!! Its so beautiful.. hmm got to try and see if I can make my paper lunch bags look like that! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. This darling bag will surely dazzle your gals! Too pretty to put lunch in though! (wink)! Hugs, Deb

  19. They should all be won over with this – great bag and such a lovely way of decorating it

  20. I love these colors and the bag is so pretty.

  21. This little bag is fantastic!

  22. You got my WOW Beate, Have a great weekend. Jennifer ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Oh my gosh! Your bag is TOO cute! I’ll bet you did more than just “Wow!” them with it, you probably knocked their socks off! I wish I was your next door neighbor!

  24. Beate, this is lovely! I love making gift bags with the small bags. I think I have 50 of them left myself. รœ

  25. I love this bag! It is so cute! I wish I could be at the workshop to make it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. Your bag is soooo pretty!! I love the colors, piercing, scallops, big flower….everything!! (I bet everyone else did too!) So awesome!

  27. Oh my goodness this is so so cute. Love the colours, layout, everything. Thanks for sharing this and so much more inspiration.

  28. Thanks for the inspiration, Beate! I used your example to change-up a gift bag I had made in the past for a set of cards I made over the weekend!

  29. What a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Beate,

    I was so excited when I saw this a few weeks ago when you first posted it. I kept it in the back of my mind to make later when I had a spare moment. Then I saw the Carousel Notes Purse Album Jan Tink created and I was so excited I combined the two. You can see how it turned out on my blog.

  31. Did a bag similar to this for my hostess gift last night- she really liked it I think. Thanks for the great idea! Easy, cute and fun!!

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