Hello everyone, it's Richele. Today I'm mixing it up with the Tim Holtz® Gift Card Bag and the Tim Holtz Birthday Sidekick® Side-Order™ Set. I made these cute Gift Card Bags for some upcoming birthdays. Did you know that most Thinlits™ dies will fit through the Sidekick Machine? I love having my Sidekick on my work surface—it's so convenient and cute. Let's get started!


Die-cut the Gift Card Bag out of Kraft Stock using the Vagabond™ 2 Machine. Position the word Wish on the die-cut bag, and use low tack tape to hold the letters in place while die-cutting.

Emboss the front of the Gift Card Bag with the embossing folder from the Birthday Side-Order™ Set.

Trim four different colors of Kraft Stock to 2" x 4" so that they will easily fit through the Sidekick® Apply Adhesive Sheets to the back of the trimmed Kraft Stock for easy assembly later.

Die-cut the cake from the Birthday Side-Order Set out of one color of the adhesive-backed Kraft Stock using the Sidekick Machine.

Die-cut the cake out of three more colors of the adhesive-backed Kraft Stock, and assemble the cake with the different colors as desired.

Ink the edges of the cake with Distress® Ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Cut two rectangles in different colors, one slightly larger than the other. Sand and ink the edges of the rectangles. Adhere the smaller rectangle on top of the larger rectangle.

Adhere a piece of Kraft Stock behind the word Wish. Adhere fringe to the top of the bag with Distress Collage Medium.

Adhere the cake to the layered rectangles, and then adhere the layered rectangles to the Gift Card Bag with adhesive foam tape. Die-cut the star from the Gift Card Bag set, and adhere the star to a top corner of the layered rectangles.

Die-cut more Gift Card Bags out of a variety of colors, use different die-cut words and shapes and then embellish them as desired for more birthday FUN!

I hope you will make a few Gift Card Bags for your next birthday celebration. Thanks so much for stopping by!