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Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps 12 Days of Christmas!

We have a FUN 12 days planned for you, our amazing customers. During our 3rd Annual Twelve Days of Christmas event, you will get to see daily inspiration from AMAZING DESIGNERS, receive daily discounts on the products that they used & we will do a drawing from the comments for a winner of one stamp set that the designer used.

The daily product discount will be available on our website for 24 hours, no coupon code needed. The discount starts at 8:30 am CST today & ends tomorrow 12/6 at 8:30 am. Please be sure to join us daily & comment to be entered to win!

For Day Five, we are proud to have Nichol Spohr  join us. Here is her amazing project:

Hi friends! Nichol here today with a trio of stenciled and embellished gift bags with monogrammed tags created by mixing and matching dies from several sets for these simple, yet elegant gift bags! These bags would be perfect for giving a gift card or other small, flat gift. Monograms are one of my favorite ways to customize a tag and the big, classic Bee Bold Alphabet fit the Gift Bag Card tags perfectly!

To watch the creation of these stenciled gift bags with monogram tags  from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:

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The Gift Bag Card die was used to die cut red cardstock for each bag. I cut two panels for each bag. The bags were stenciled with one of the Plaid Background Stencils and Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink. Once each side of the bag was inked, adhesive was applied to the tabs on one side of the bag and the gift bag was adhered together as shown.


Labels for the front of each bag were die cut from both black cardstock and white glitter cardstock using the Truly Great Friends Die. On the inside black cardstock rectangle sentiments from the Fa La La Stamp Set were stamped with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The “ho ho ho” sentiment from the Fa La La Dies was die cut from white glitter cardstock adhered to Fun Foam with Stick It Adhesive and adhered above the stamped and embossed sentiment.

The label was adhered to the front of the bag and both the black cardstock scallop frame and white glitter cardstock frame were adhered around the rectangle to finish the label.


The circle tag from the Gift Bag Card Dies was die cut from smooth white cardstock. Monograms were die cut from red glitter cardstock using the Bee Bold Alphabet Dies and adhered to each tag as shown. Holly leaves from the Threshold Card Dies were die cut from green cardstock and adhered to each tag. Red sequins finish the holly and berries next to each monogram.


Ribbon handles were added to each bag and the tags were tied to the handles with crochet thread. Each bag was finished with a “tissue paper” insert created by die cutting the Gift Bag Card die using woodgrain vellum.



Gift Bag Card | Honey Cuts – Honey…
[ HNB | SSS | ELH ]
Fa La La | 4×8 Stamp Set – Honey Bee…
[ HNB | SSS ]
Fa La La | Honey Cuts – Honey Bee Stamps
[ HNB | SSS ]
Bee Bold Alphabet | Honey Cuts –…
[ HNB | SSS | ELH ]
Truly Great Friend | Honey Cuts –…
[ HNB | SSS | ELH ]
Threshold Card | Honey Cuts – Honey…
[ HNB | SSS | ELH ]
Plaid Background | Set of 4 Stencils…
[ HNB | SSS | ELH ]
Black Soot | Distress Oxide Ink Pad –…
[ HNB | SSS | ELH ]
Ranger, Tim Holtz, Blend, Blending,…
[ HNB | SSS | ELH ]
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS | ELH ]
Lawn Fawn NOBLE FIR Cardstock LF1120
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn BLACK LICORICE Cardstock…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | ELH ]
Lawn Fawn HOLIDAY Sparkle 8.5 x 11…
[ SSS | ELH ]
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock WHITE…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS | ELH ]
9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
[ SSS ]
Stick It Adhesive LARGE SHEETS 5 Pack…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
[ SSS ]
[ SSS | ELH ]
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
[ SSS | ELH ]
EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
[ SSS | ELH ]
[ SSS | ELH ]


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74 responses to “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day Five Designer: Nichol Spohr”

  1. Dolly says:

    Can’t wait to see Nichol’s video when it comes up!

  2. Love these awesome gift bags! 🙂

  3. Rhonda Miller says:

    I love these little gift bags.

  4. Amy Williams says:

    These are adorable! What a fabulous project!

  5. renee milner says:

    These are fantastic! I love ideas for making things other than cards with my supplies. The red and black plaid is great.

  6. Melissa Minelli says:

    Love those gift bags! I really like how you combined so many die sets and stamp sets to make something g really awesome. Thanks for sharing!


    LOve the plaid, love the glitter & love the monogram! I have
    to make one for my sister’s gift. So pretty! Thanks for the

  8. Mary Davis says:

    Love these – can’t wait to see the video

  9. Maria says:

    Wow, these are beautiful. Feeling inspired. Thank you for sharing x

  10. Laura says:

    These gift bag cards turned out amazing! Love all the details you added

  11. Kimberly McField says:

    Very cute gift bags! Plaid always looks great at Christmas.

  12. Denise Bryant says:

    Love this set of plaid bags! Pretty labels and tags!

  13. Mel H says:

    Nichol did a wonderful job on these…they’re just lovely.

  14. Nicole Haltiner says:

    I love everything Nichol Spohr creates, but I especially love these gift bags!! 🙂 My holiday theme is lodge decor/buffalo check this year, so these gift bags would be perfect!!! 🙂 Thank you for great products and inspiration, Honey Bee Stamps!! 🙂

  15. Barbara Rokke says:

    So Pretty! Nicole always comes up with something beautiful. I love the monogram tag with glitter paper on the bag. It just adds the final touch.

  16. Mirella Rogan says:

    Wow, these turned out wonderfully, I love them!

  17. Janis in ID says:

    What a fabulous idea to stencil on the gift bags. These look wonderful!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  18. Amy Cooley says:

    Nichol did an amazing job on these gift bags. I love the Buffalo plaid and the momgrammed tags. Beautiful work!

  19. Billie Abalos says:

    These gift bags are super cute!

  20. Rebecca says:

    These are such cute little gift bags! I love the combination of different sets; it came together really well!

  21. Arianna Barbara says:

    Love this die!!! It’s really cool to make adorable treat bags!!! Beautiful project!!!

  22. ngoc says:

    Wow! These bags look so amazing!

  23. Sally Keagle says:

    These are so darling! Love all the details.

  24. Linda Carson says:

    Love these personalized gift bags in plaid! It’s like getting a gift with a gift!

  25. Kym Maxwell says:

    I love both of these cards!!! But the plaid flowers are simply fabulous!!! Love everything about that card!! Thanks for sharing!!! Big Hugs!!!

  26. Sue McRae says:

    These look fabulous, love the plaid!

  27. Marsha Loyer says:

    Now I’m intrigued to try the plaid stencil! Love the tags.

  28. Mari Garcia says:

    So cute. I just bought this stamp set and I never thought of using it this way. Now I will.
    The colors are amazing

  29. Annalisa says:

    What a fantastic project! Your projects are all so well thought-through, Nichol! The combination of the plaid and the tags…everything just works. I love seeing you create; thanks for sharing!

  30. Sue D says:

    So cute and festive. Love the plaid and the sparkle.

  31. Linda Hott says:

    SImply adorable!! Loving these little monogrammed gift bags!

  32. Jessica Kerr says:

    Love the gift card doe – it’s so great for small batch gifts or large productions 🙂

  33. These are some of my favourite, so eye-catching. Thank you for the opportunity to win a prize!

  34. alice castillo says:

    I love these gift bags! They are so cute!

  35. Caren C. says:

    So cheerful!

  36. DEBBIE CHUPP says:

    I just love these!

  37. Wendy Lambert says:

    Love these gift bags! They are so festive. And all the extra little touches are perfect. Thank you for sharing.

  38. Saundra Rega says:

    Love these gift bags! They are a classic and would be perfect for anyone!

  39. Denise Mlady says:

    These bags are fantastic!! Love the plaid and color scheme and the little tags with initials on them.

  40. Sue Symens says:

    Loving the red and black plaid!!

  41. Sara Nelson says:

    Omg, totally adorable!

  42. Marisela Delgado says:

    Fabulous cards

  43. Dorothy Jewell says:

    I love the cards, tags and bags that Nichol makes. She truly inspires me! Love the plaid too!!

  44. Love love love! These tags are so festive and pretty!

  45. Cathy Lillie says:

    Love these gift bags! This is such a nice change from the basic gift card envelope. The plaid is fabulous and the textured “tissue paper” is such a nice touch.

  46. Kristeen says:

    Thank you for this tutorial. These are so cute.

  47. BrendaLea Abbott says:

    These gift bags are amazing! I love how you showed us exactly how you created them. Personalizing them is perfect!

  48. Emily M. says:

    Awesome inspiration! Love the plaid gift bags.

  49. Isabel Zito says:

    I LOVE what you created!

  50. Andre M. says:

    This is a fab idea to make a gift even more special. Thanks for sharing your tips and the technique video.

  51. Kim Teets says:

    Thank for you the inspiration!

  52. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the plaid. Making the
    “ribbon” into the strap for the
    bag was a great idea.
    thanks for sharing

  53. MoJo says:

    I love the look Nichol created with the Plaid Background stamp!

  54. Oh these little gift bags are wonderful! Love the plaid!

  55. Your gift bags are just precious! I love all the little details and finishing touches you add to make them perfect; thank you for showing us your project!

  56. Julie Booker says:

    These gift bags are a fab idea

  57. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    these are so special. you put so much love into your creations!

  58. Miriam Prantner says:

    I love those little bags! The plaid is perfect and I love the die cut sentiments.

  59. Tammy L Davis says:

    These are beautiful!

  60. chark says:

    love these so much!

  61. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love the plaid! What a great idea! SO CAS! Perfect!

  62. I love the color combinations of the red, black, and while! This is such a great gift idea, and it looks absolutely amazing!

  63. Mary-Anne V says:

    You did a fabulous job with these cute bags and sweet little tags.

  64. Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    Great bags! I love the technique!

  65. Sharon Dolan says:

    Wonderful bags and gift cards! Love the plaid!

  66. Dee Earnshaw says:

    stunning project – perfect for my needs lol!!

  67. Sheri Kempke says:

    Thanks Nichol for another great idea to make gift card giving special!

  68. Tracy Lustick says:

    Nichol has some of favorite ideas , love watching her create !

  69. Teresa Doyle says:

    Love the red/black plaid, very showy. The sentiment is so sweet and the glittery monograms really finish these off beautifully. Well done as always Nichol!

  70. Tracy Moloney says:

    FABULOUS gift bags!
    LOVE the framed JOLLY sentiment panel, LOVE the plaid inking of the bag base too – WOW – SO MANY AWESOME products combined to make these! GREAT video too!
    Thank you for sharing and INSPIRING … I’ve added more dies and stamps to my letter to Santa 🙂

  71. Amber Scholtz says:

    Wow! These bags are gorgeous. I didn’t even know there were dues for gift bags! I decorate my own bags and wrapping paper too.

  72. Amber Scholtz says:

    Wow! These bags are gorgeous. I didn’t even know there were dies for gift bags! I decorate my own bags and wrapping paper too.

  73. Marisela Delgado says:

    Super cute