DIY Valentine Gift Bags

January 08, 2018
Welcome to Monday Morning and the beginning of a brand new week. It is 46 degrees here today and the glorious sun is just beginning to rise. It is going to be a fantastic day, and I can't wait to get outside and smell that wonderful fresh air.

However before I put those walking shoes and coat on I am going be sharing with you a little tutorial on how to make your own DIY Valentine Gift Bags. If you don't have the time to make your own, I will be carrying a selection of them in my online shop later on in the week...happy, happy!

DIY Valentine Gift Bags

As long as I can remember I have always sent out Valentine Cards and gathered up a few inexpensive whimsical gifts for Valentine's Day. Often times I would shop the after Christmas aisles and find a variety of items that could be transformed into Valentine Gifts, gift bags or cards. But this year I wanted to try out a new machine and also create a more customize look for my bags and cards.

Today I am sharing with you how I used the Sizzix BIGkick Machine to create some stylish Valentine Gift Bags.

You know there are so many nifty crafting machines on the market nowadays that it can be a bit confusing. But for me and my philosophy on crafting the Sizzix Bigkick caught my eye. The Bigkick is a manual die cut machine. No cords, no electricity and no computers. I love that this die cut machine is not dependent on anyone or anything but me!

It's just me and the machine and I like it that way. (This is not a sponsored post. It's just me sponsoring something that I like!) It is always good to pass on things that work, right!

Hand designing and making our own gift cards, bags and presents is a lovely way to show family and friends that we care. Making gifts from our hearts and hands has been around forever!

I know how the initial investments in purchasing tools, supplies and such can be a bit intimidating. So I discovered that if we purchase just a few things at a time we can accumulate a nice stash without breaking the bank! Oh, and don't forget to shop those sales, use coupons and shop savvy...big smile!


  1. Sizzix BIGkick Die Cut Machine
  2. Scrapbook Paper
  3. Vellum
  4. Assorted gift bags (buy in bulk at craft store)
  5. Paper Crafts Spare Parts Knick Knacks
  6. Dress It Up Button Embellishments (Love Potion)
  7. Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  8. Stamps and Stamp Pad
  9. Paper Punch
  10. Paper Crafts Ribbon
  11. Scissors
  12. Heart Dies


So as always cover your work area before beginning your projects and gather up your supplies. Having everything together keeps the creative process more enjoyable and less stress free.

The Sizzix Die cut machine comes with a super easy set of instructions, but I have included a link to a video here for you to watch a tutorial as well. If you have ever used a die cutter before, you will know how to use the BIGkick. Very simple, very easy and clear, clean cut edges for a professional look.

I have been thinking about doing tutorials on a You Tube channel, what do you think? Would you watch them if I did? Love to hear from you on this subject.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I have included a link below for you.

Amazon has the best price on the Sizzix BIGkick and if you have Prime it is free shipping too!

See you on Wednesday where I'll be working with a group of bloggers bringing you the best of 10 on the Tenth!

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  1. Loving your cute V day bags Jemma. Speaking of You Tube....I would just love to see you and hear you. You are so stinking adorable. Happy Monday dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. What fun! Making gift bags is something I do, too, and I should really start -- Valentine's day creeps up on us and suddenly, POW! These are awfully cute, Jemma!

  3. Hi Jemma,
    You would be wonderful on utube! It would be fun to see you on there. Love these bags they are just adorable. Happy New Week.

  4. Jemma,
    These are just the cutest! I am intrigued by your cutting machine. I have the one of the electronic ones that requires connection to my computer, purchasing a subscription, and takes a lot of space to use....wish I had done more research. I like the size of yours much better! Sweet Valentine's projects!!! xx

  5. oh wow these are so cute!

  6. What a cute idea. I can see where that die cut machine can be very useful and offer a lot of design choices! It’s old school- love it! We could have used those when we made our valentines boxes for school to share valentines!

  7. Your bags are so cute and creative! That machine is new to me. Thanks for the intro. :)

  8. Look how cute those bags are, you are so creative in your designs.

  9. Your Valentine gift bags are darling, Jemma. A lot of love went into making each one. You have so many goodies to create your bags with,, and I especially like the pink and gold one. I'm really into those colors lately, as the baby's room is pink and gold. I'm looking forward to seeing your Valentine posts, Jemma. They are always so inspiring and sweet. Do you know the traditional Valentine cards that we got from classmates in school? Well, I'll tell you a secret.....I still send those to my kids, and they are well in their 30's haha.

    love, ~Sheri

  10. Jemma,
    Your Valentines bags are so cute! I love that they are 3 dimensional. So creative. I'd definitely love to receive a gift in one of those bags!

  11. Good morning Jemma! I'm late, now that I'm back at school my mornings are a rush! Good to see you are enjoying the crafting life.....sure wish I could. Looks wonderful! Much love to you!

  12. […] Paper Hearts (made them using my Big Kick Die Cut Machine) […]


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