gift bag & card ensemble…

Life’s A Breeze is an A Muse Studio stamp set that’s a real perennial favorite of mine…

handmade gift bag and card

The beachy images make me think of summer vacations on Cape Cod, MA.  This ensemble would make a summer birthday gift all the sweeter. The simple detail of the sailboat tag on the plain kraft gift bag makes these bags so versatile! I keep a stash with my gift wrap and have a few handmade tags on hand in different themes for the perfect gift wrap!

handmade gift tag for birthday or father's day

The layers of card stock to create the scene is what makes this design special. This card would also be cute for Father’s Day or Dad’s  or Grandpa’s summer birthday…

sailboat birthday card

Supplies used include A Muse Studio cherry petite pinstripe card stock as well as card stock colors in winter sky, sky, latte and ink colors in cherry and eucalyptus. I used a Memento ink pad in Tuxedo Black to stamp the sailboat and then colored it in with Copic markers. The polka dots were made by dabbing the colorless blender pen onto the cherry sail a few times to remove the color.

A little creative, handmade gift wrapping inspiration to kick off your
summer celebrations from Checkerberry Lane Studio!

polka dot sew darn crafty

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  1. Love this ensemble! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us 🙂

  2. These are so summery and adorable!! Love the crab – what a beachy touch!!!

  3. Thanks Ladies!! This stamp set is really fun to work with… so glad you enjoyed the post today!

  4. Wow, love the torn paper effect – tag and card are both wonderful!