Friday, 1 May 2015


Sorry for the photo overload, working from my I pad isn't good with this amount of photos. I have tried for the last hour to crop them etc. 
Yesterday Beth asked if I would cut her 11 bags for her party. She with my help put them together will show tomorrow. But 1 split and I decided to see what I coukd do if I cut it down.  Result another gift bag. So thought I would pass it on. I know a lot of you have this die. 
Thank you for all your comments on my raffle prize, if the school can raise money I always like to donate, seeing it's summer - meant to be ( frost here again) I thought it would be a useful prize. 
I will finish here as its a long post. Have a good day what ever you are doing.

Hazel xxx


  1. Thanks for the info-I'm going to try this over the weekend. You're very clever thinking of using this die to make something different.


  2. Great idea you are so good at packaging things. Thanks for your visit everything is going well but getting very tired with all the running around am going to have to cut down on my visits to the home or I could end up sick again.
    Margaret M

  3. Brilliant Sis, would never thought of using that Die in that way.
    Great Tutorial,
    Patricia x

  4. What a great tutorial and a fab idea to change the use of a die and create another bag. Love the end result too.
    Have a super weekend, hugs Erika. x

  5. Morning Hazel what a lovely bag looking forward to seeing the rest.
    And it's great you have shown us how you have made it.
    Have a lovely weekend and thank you for your continued support.

    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

  6. Hazel!
    Your a Star! It's a great idea and saves a lot of measuring and cutting! I will be trying this out but not today as having the family' . Will keep you posted.
    Your instructions are easy to follow! Thank you!
    Love Myra xxx

  7. Your bag is beautiful and stylish Hazel, a really fabulous design.
    Sue xx

  8. Hi Hazel,
    This is brilliant, I'm going to photocopy the instructions and have a go when I get the die. Thank you.
    Maureen xx

  9. Brilliant Hazel. Thank you very much for these instructions. I will have a go this weekend. Looking forward to seeing Beth's gift bags.

  10. Hi Hazel
    You're a clever lass! Well done you for coming up with this.
    Is that a Lidl pad I spy with your measurements on? Lol!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  11. Hi Hazel,
    sorry I didn't get to comment on your Oldie yesterday.
    This is a very great tutorial, and what a wonderful altered design.
    super looking bag made from an altered die cut.
    Thank you so much for sharing this.
    Must think about getting that die.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Fabulous little bag Hazel, and a super tutorial. I really must get this bag die, so useful now you've given another way of using it. Hugs Kate x

  13. This is a wonderful altered bag Hazel, and Beth is very lucky to have you on hand for such brilliant makes. Good luck with the production line!! xx

  14. Hi Hazel, I cut 4 of these dies out on Friday and sat and looked at them wondering if I could alter them in any way, my answer was don't think so.
    How clever are you, fantastic, they are going to look great, can't wait to see the others. Am going to try this, thanks
    Wendy xx

  15. Hazel,
    Well you are just a bloomin genius, what a great idea, I now need to go and find the die, shh don't tell Paul!
    Please don't apologise about the amount of photos, it makes the instructions a lot clearer to read, it could also me decorated in as many ways as the Izzy Bags!
    Thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial, i know how busy you are!
    love and hugs

  16. Wow Hazel brilliant instructions I haven't got the die but your a star with the photographs & sizes I think I will try & have a go without the die.
    Hug'sLynda xx

  17. Thank you Hazel, great instructions easy to follow and all those photos..
    you are a star.. When I have time will have a go at this..
    Hugs Pam

  18. Fabulous Hazel and what a great way to use the die!Hugs Carole Z X

  19. WOW OH WOW Hazel this is fabulous I too have this die so I shall try and download your great tutorial thank you so much for your hard work.
    Margaret xxx

  20. a wonderful make Hazel - and a really great tutorial - lovely and so clever! Hugs rachel x

  21. Hi hazel.
    What acute wee bag. I don't have the boards to make the bags. But I might do at some stage xx

  22. Hi Hazel firstly I commend you for being able to upload photos onto your blog from your IPad cos try as I might I cannot do it and on the odd occasion I do it won't let me scroll down the post to add any writing!!! Secondly I love how you have reworked this bag - ingenious xx thank you for your kind thoughts on my post xx GailT xx