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Mon 20

Winter 2014 Blog Bitz Begins

MB gift bag 1

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to day 1 of our Winter release blog blitz.  Now through Friday, there will be two posts a day featuring the dies and stencils of the Winter 2014 release.

Today I'm featuring the new Forest Pine Branch Die. Be sure to leave a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win this fabulous die.

MB gift bag 2

Instead of a card today, I thought I would make a small gift pouch. I love these printed bags you can find in all the craft stores. This could be used as a gift card holder or a little treat bag. 


  1. Die cut the Forest Pine Branch 3 times using Juniper cardstock.
  2. Cut a strip of Crimson cardstock and emboss it using the Large Snowflake Stencil. To emboss cardstock using a stencil you follow the same sandwich as if you were embossing using a die.
  3. Rub a White dye based ink pad over the embossed snowflakes. 
  4. Trim the embossed cardstock and another piece of pattered cardstock to create banners.
  5. Adhere the banners to the front of the bag.
  6. Trim a strip of White cardstock to cover the top of the bag.
  7. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the White cardstock.
  8. Glue Pine Branches in place.
  9. Glue ribbon in place.
  10. Stamp saying on White cardstock and create a banner. Attach saying to bag.

I hope you enjoyed this project!

Memory Box products used:

  • Forest Pine Branch Die  #98909
  • Large Snowflake Stencil #88586
  • Merry Little Xmas Stamp #B1943
  • Crimson, Juniper, White and Cranberry Gingham Cardstock

Thanks again for visiting and enjoy this week's blog posts. Remember to leave a comment to each designer post this week for a chance to win some new products.  You have until 11pm EST on Sunday, Oct 26th to leave your comments.  Winners will be announce on Monday, October 27th.  Good luck!



I really like this die and I can see it being used for edging, hanging all sorts of dangling ornaments and being bunched together in winter bouquets.

Lovely, delicate die and used to really good effect.

very pretty pouches and new die set works perfectly !

Cute gift pouch

have been looking for such a die. The other pine dies I have seen are much smaller. Love it!

Oooooh this is so cool and exactly what we´ve been asking for in such a long time. It´ll be sooo awesome to finally get this for the christmascards especially. Love this pouch here , just gorgeous work hun.

What a cute idea for small gifts. Thanks for the idea. Really like the pine die.

The Pine branch die is perfect! The bag is a great festive idea for wrapping treats.

This is absolutely LOVELY ... I can see myself recreating this delightful bag for special friends this holiday season! It's a fabulous project, Donna ... thanks for sharing with us!

Beautiful gift pouch! I love the delicate Forest Pine Branch die! Gorgeous snowflake and awesome sentiment stamp too!

Gorgeous project, love the new dies!

What a cute little gift pouch.

Great project!

Love your gift bag. Thanks for the opportunity to win

love that pine branch!

I love this die. It's rare to find pine needle dies that are so fine. I love the treat pouches. Well done.

Very cute project. Love the die that was used. Think it could also be used as a gift card holder.

Love the gift pouch and how you decorated it!

This is so pretty! It would go fabulously with my new Pine Needles die that I got in the mail just today!
Your gift pouch is so very festive and pretty! Thanks for the chance to add yet another fabulous die to my tool box!

This is gorgeous! I love the new pine die! Beautiful ribbon and sentiment too!

Beautiful bag and presentation! Love this pine die. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

This die is so awesome! I love that it looks like a real tree branch.

Love your gift pouch! Very creative and clever!

What a lovely treat bag. I love the wonderful detail in the forest pine branch. Thank you for the chance to win.

The die is very nice. I like the bag, useful for stockings, too. Thanks!

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