Monday, 16 December 2019


Good morning crafting friends

I have been waiting for a paid item from CraftStash, but to date, it's still out of stock and this is at least 2 months, no problem though.  So when I saw that today's particular die set, by Simply Made Crafts (Helen Griffin), was drastically reduced I asked if I could have that instead of the original order.  It arrived last week

I've just made 2 basic gift bags, I will add stars and a 'Merry Christmas' onto the front of the red one but not yet decided what to do with the other one 

I have always admired Helen's work and her tutorials are very good, but, this die set has nearly had me tearing my hair out, and I can't afford to lose any more hair!  

The red bag is made from cardstock and was a tad awkward putting it together. Of course that may just be me with arthritic hands.  I decided to use paper for the pink and silver one and it was a little easier

The two 'bumpy' marks towards the bottom of the bags are created with the die.  They measure approximately 7"x8" (18.1x20.7cm) so are a good size.  I will make more and see if I 'warm' to this die set but at the moment I couldn't recommend this item

If you do happen to own this set please let me know your views



  1. They look good June - multi use -for any occasion! Not familiar with those dies- but may have to investigate!

  2. Hi June these gift bags are stunning. I love them both. Thank you for the feeback on the die set I don't think it is for me. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Beautiful bags June but after all your problems putting them together I don’t think I will buy them. Thank you for your comments. It’s good to know what others think.

  4. Your bags are really lovely and worth the perseverance to make them. Thanks for the honest review. xx

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