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Weekend Blog Candy Giveaway from Patty Bennett!!

Stampin' Up! products in a cute repurposed gift bag will be yours if you win!  Watch the video below to see all of the fun things included in this giveaway!!

To Enter To Win: Leave a comment in the comment section below (you need to be on my blog to do this).  Tell me your favorite current Stampin' Up! Designer Paper!  click HERE to see all of the designer paper.


Stampin Up! Blog Candy Giveaway - repurposed Sephora bag decorated with Pop of Pink "gifts" with bows, by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com


This Gift Bag Blog Candy offering includes 3 stamp sets, 1 pack of Stampin' Up! Stationery, enamel dots, metallic doilies, wooden elements, September Paper Pumpkin stamp set and ink spot, watercolor note card sampler, gift bag and card!


I did a fun live video on Facebook yesterday about this giveaway.. click the video below to view it on my business Facebook page!  You'll see exactly how I made this fun bag!


Stampin Up! Blog Candy Giveaway - repurposed Sephora bag decorated with Pop of Pink "gifts" with bows, by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com


You can watch the video from my facebook business page HERE!


  Stampin Up! Blog Candy Giveaway - repurposed Sephora bag decorated with Pop of Pink "gifts" with bows, by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com


As you saw in the video above, I had this cute striped bag from Sephora and I didn't want to toss it in the recycle bin, so I just covered the store logo with these cute "Pop of Pink" gifts!! 

 I cut some Pop of Pink paper (page 172 annual catalog, #141648) into 2" squares and 2" x 2-1/2" pieces and those were the "gift boxes" then used the Sunshine Wishes "flower" framelit die cut as the bow (page 194, #141489)!  Color palette: black, white, Melon Mambo, and gold.  The Gold Foil Sheets (pg 175, #132622) are an amazing compliment to the gold printed patterns in the Pop of Pink Paper Pack!!!


Supplies I used for my Stampin Up! Blog Candy Giveaway - repurposed Sephora bag decorated with Pop of Pink "gifts" with bows, by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com


I recreated the look of the gift bag with a card.  I folded a Melon Mambo 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of cardstock in 1/2 and then added the black and white striped piece from the Pop of Pink designer series paper pack, then added the "gifts" and bows just like I did on the bag!  (see the video for all the details).


Stampin Up! card featuring Pop of Pink designer paper - gifts and bows created with squares of paper and the Sunshine Wishes framelit dies, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com



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Phyllis Werner

Hi Patty, just watched your video and I love your repurposed bag. Great idea! The matching card.....adorable. The pop of pink is perfect for the presents. My favorite paper currently is candy cane lane, love those little gingerbread houses. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.


Hi Patty! Such a cute gift bag and card! And this blog candy...awesome! I love all the dsp but lately, I've been drawn to Moroccan Nights. I love the colors and some of those have a fall-ish feel to them. For the holidays I am in love with Candy Cane Lane--so cute! Thanks again for the chance to win and for sharing your talents with us! You are very inspiring!

Mary Ann Ely

Good morning Patty,,,, LOVE your video. The bag and the card is sooooo adorable. You ALWAYS amaze me. I love all the paper but I do believe the Candy Cane Lane is my favorite right now since I am making my christmas cards...... so love the Gingerbread houses but the Floral Boutique is a very close runner up. Thanks for sharing and giving us a chance to win such wonderful prizes and the adorable bag and card. Have a great day. Mary Ann Ely from Pa,

Mary Ann H.

Awesome candy blog! Love how you repurposed the bag...thanks for the great tips. My fav DSP "this month" is Halloween Night since I am making some special spooky treats right now. Soon it will be Candy Cane Lane which has gorgeous colors!

Heather V

Hi Patty - Love the re-purposed bag and your tip of re-sizing the flower/bow. My favorite DSP right now is Blooms and Bliss. But I can see Candy Cane in my future.
Thank you for a chance to win that awesome bag of goodies.

Sheran Rigg

As usual Patty your creativity inspires me not only to purchase products lol, but to create something!!! Well done project πŸ‘πŸ» I wouldn't have thought of using the flower for a bow! Brilliant ❀️
Sheran Rigg from Virginia


Love the bag you repurposed - beautiful! !! Your projects are always super cool :) This holiday catalog is one of the best. I love numerous items in it! Hard to pick favorite paper pack! I do like the Halloween paper a lot. Like how its Halloween on one side and neutrals on other side.


Very cute idea. Love the repurposing idea! Thank you.

pam nablo

Love your Bag!


My favorite DSP changes often, but right now it's Petals and Paisleys since I'm working on fall projects. Your bag is so cute and bow idea is so creative!

Soraida Roman

Hello Patty,

Came across your site and I must say, I really enjoy watching all your videos. You have inspired me with many ideas on making cards. Have a blessed day!


What a wonderful idea to redesign a bag! Love it! Also love affectionally yours paper.

carol U

Great Idea to redesign a bag. My favorite DSP is Candy Cane lane. I've already used 1 1/2 packs of this fantastic paper. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

Ilene B.

I just love this idea! Now I might have to order those thinlets!!! :) I love the Pop of Pink DSP! Thank you for a chance to win some awesome blog candy!

Mary C.

Love the bag and what a great giveaway. I have so many bags that this would work with, thanks for the tip. I will be recycling this holiday season for sure.

Anita R

Love the Pop of Pink!

Debby T

The bag and card are so cute, how do you come up with all of your ideas? I couldn't pick just one package of paper because they are all so pretty. The two I like best, right now anyway, are Fruit Stand and This Christmas.

janet gallion

My favorite, and possibly all-time favorite is, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. Love blue & white and the dark/light sides make it probably the best paper to make a paper quilt. Thanks for the chance to win some candy. Love your site! Janet

Laura Skarpa

I love the repurposing! Your blog always has such interesting posts. My favorite paper is the Halloween Night dsp. I'm using it with girl scouts to make cards for deployed soldiers.


What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing...I will be stealing this idea!

Mary Cloud

Great idea - I like the Blooms and Bliss although there are a lot of great designs

Paige Grabau

I love how you altered the bag - great idea! I joined your paper share from the holiday catalog and oh my, it is har to choose just one favorite. I'll go with candy cane lane, but the pumpkin glitter paer is awesome too. Thank you for the chance to win your awesome blog candy!

Sue Mac Donald

wow what a nice gift! wish I could apply!

Patricia Nikkila

My favorite designer paper is the Festive Birthday. I love bright colors. I do a lot of birthday cards too.

Adrienne West

Hi Pattty! Great video! I usually forget to consider repurposing the cute shopping bags, thanks for the inspiration :) My fave current DSP is Blooms & Bliss. Thanks for a chance at your neat blog candy - Have a great day!


Blooms snd Bliss by a long shot is my favorite DP pack! Thanks for the wonderful give away!

Rhonda Nelson

OMG how cute! I love how you re purposed this bag! Would love to win too!

Rachelle Bernovich

What a great idea. Love the design.

Donna Cochran

Thanks Patty! I love watching your videos! I get great ideas!

Bonnie Foxwell

Patty, you've inspired me so very much! I love watching your videos and have turned a couple of your card ideas into classes for my customers. They love these ideas too. I always give you credit. My favorite DSP now is the This is Christmas Specialty DSP. I can't wait to start making my Christmas cards and goodies! Thanks for sharing all your creativity with us!!


Great video! Love the This Christmas DSP!


The By The Shore Designer Series Paper is my current favorite of the new papers. But over all I really like the in color stacks. Those are always neat.

gloria west

beautiful bag, and you are so generous to give this lovely bag and goodies away. My favorite dsp is Floral Boutique. so elegant. hugs, gloria

Lillian T.

Thank you Patty for such a fun inspiration! I love the cute gift bag and matching card and now I am thinking of how I can make "new" gift bags out of my store ones. Thanks for offering a blog candy giveaway too! My favorite DSP is the Floral Boutique but there are so many good ones to choose from.

Heather S

I love the affectionately yours paper most! :)


I have 2 of then bags, there small. But am going to do then up and use then. What a cute idea love it and thank you so much for sharing the video.....

Chery Huerta

What a great idea!! Just getting into the repurposing of things since I'm not working and realizing we have to make things reusable again!! Thank you for showing us how in your video!! Love it!! My favorite is the pumpkin glitter is awesome!!! Thank you for having such a nice giveaway chance!! Keep the videos coming!! I love to learn!!!

Mary Russom

Your work is so inspiring! Cute bag.

Lynn Wittmeier

Hi Patty. I just watched your video on the gift bag and card. What a great idea to re purpose these bags. I truly love the pop of pink. So versatile. I'm from Iowa and have purchased this from my SU gal. I'm going to share this idea with her and make a few bags and cards for my friends. You are so talented. So glad I came across your website. Keep on "carding"...


Such a cute idea & the blog candy is fantastic! As for righ now I am loving the Serene Scenery. It is so fun to work with.

Anna Newman

Hey Patty!
I love watching you and getting all kinds of tips. My favorite paper is
Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper. I'm so excited to use it while making Thanksgiving cards!
Anna 😊

Wanda Yarbrough

Patty, I love Stampin'Up products! The quality of the products is top of the line. My favorite Designer Series Paper at the present is Floral Boutique Designer Paper. It is beautiful with the Floral Phrases Stamp Set and the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies. Thank you for your posts and for sharing all of the great ideas!

Dorene Donaldson

I am in love with Floral Boutique and for the holiday season, Candy Cane Lane. You are awesome!

Cynthia Clark

Fabulous giveaway. I don't have a demonstrator or catalog but I love that Pop of Pink paper. Melon Mambo is my favorite Stampin Up color. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Natalie Scavone

Very creative way to repurpose a bag. Clever. My favorite DSP these days has to be the Foxy paper that coordinates with the Foxy Friends bundle. It was difficult to choose, because I am a self-admitted paper junkie!

Debbie Wicklund

So great. You could use this for any type of gift. Thanks, Patty. Hope I win.

Kathy Messer

You're so very creative! The best demonstrator!

Debbie Ware

Such a great idea! I love the Sephora bags and save every one so I'm off to try this. I love the Pop of Pink paper you used and it's my favorite!

Janine mendez

Loved the video yesterday on FB. What a great idea! I think we all have stashes of bags hanging out!


I love the bag. Beautiful. Love it

Charlene Kinelski

Patty, Love all your creativity. This bag is adorable. I love the Floral Boutique DSP, but I think I am going to love the Candy Cane Lane for Christmas.

Laura Plummer

This is so cute! My favorite paper right now is the Moroccan.

Norma Pfaffendorf

I really love the Pop of Pink paper! Your bag is so cute. That flower thinlet really makes it!


You are awesome. Love your videos.
This will help recycle some left over bags. Love it

Peggy Moberg

SERENE SCENERY designer series paper is one of my most favorite. I love your bag. I save all my bags but never thought to repurpose them. I will be going through mine to see what I can do. Thanks for the great tip.

Karla Schultz

Patty-what a clever idea to use the Sephora bag! Love this & think I will have to try it too. Your videos are inspiring & I love to watch them so I can get ideas. Thanks for all your creative ways!

Judy Whitaker

Hi Patty! My favorite DSP is the Floral Boutique. Also like the Candy Cane Lane for Christmas. You are the best demonstrator! Thank you.

Rachel Brooks

Irresistably Your is my favorite. I love being able to brayer on several colors for a special look and it just makes cards look so fancy and elaborate. It always brings out an Ohhh when you show people what you can do with it.

Tammy Beichner

My favorite paper at this moment is candy cane lane. Love the paper you used on your project also. Beautiful recycling idea...love it.πŸ’–πŸ›

Nancy C.

I thought it was so cool how you re purposed your bag! What a great idea. And all the goodies you are giving away! Thank you so much!

Janyce M Key

Hi Patty!
Love the way you did your bag. Looks so pretty!

I like the Candy Cane papers.

Thank You,
Janyce Key


I too have some Sephora bags that I couldn't bear to throw out and will have to follow your lead to pretty it up for a gift bag now. Love that pink, black, white and gold combo so much! As for my favorite designer paper collection, that would be the Moroccan series. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Christine S.

Pop of Pink still does it for me! Cute re-purpose of the Sephora bag (l love their bags!) Thanks 4 the chance!

Veronica Cordry

I love the floral boutique paper!! So elegant!!

Kimberly Gale

hi patty,

my favs right now are 'by the sea' and the 'halloween' designer series papers . . . love your blog candy give-away . . . a very nice promotion for the stampin' up product line. . .

thanks for all you do for the stampin' world, kim

Susan in TX

Cute bag! I thought SU! outdid themselves in this catalog with the DSP - it's been some of the best in several years, so its hard to pick just one. I'll go with Floral Boutique from the IB&C and Candy Cane Lane in the Winter catalog (and looking so forward to seeing them keep up the trend in the Occasions catalog!).


Awesome project! Thanks for chance to win❀️


I love recycling cute bags to turn into gift bags and this one is so pretty. Thanks for the tips on using tweezers to hold the small die cuts while you glue them. My favorite designer series is A Little Foxy, which would be perfect for fall projects! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome blog candy!

Nancy Metzner

Hi Patty,
Just watched your video. How cute and inspiring! My favorite paper is Can't Cane Lane.

Nancy Metzner

CANDY Cane Lane. Auto correct = aargh!

Luralyn Calitri

I just can't narrow it down to one DSP! My two favs are Floral Boutique and Pop of Pink. I love what you did with the Sephora bag and the matching card; they are so cute! That color combination is terrific!

Randee S

Cute bag and card. Great tips too. I like so many of the Designer Series paper that it is hard to pick just one. I really like the Pop of Pink after seeing what you did with it. TFS

Lynn Milewski

I love the Blooms & Bliss. So pretty! Love the bag you decorated. Will give it a try!!

Jennie Portonova

Oh my goodness! If I have to pick just one it has to be Pop of Pink Specialty DSP. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. I love watching your videos. I have learned so much from you. I hope I can meet you in person some day. Thanks for sharing so many ideas!


Hi Patty! Love this idea! :-) My favorite DSP right now is Candy Cane Lane! So fun and festive.

Robin Stiftar

Really cute recycled bag along with some great tips. My favorite paper (today, lol) is Moroccan DSP. Thanks and have a great weekend


Candy Cane Lane dsp is my favorite right now. With Christmas just around the corner now is the time I start creating cards etc. for Christmas. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Val Wallisch

Great way to repurpose a store bag into an awesomely cute gift bag! I think my current favorite DSP is Petals & Paisley, because that's what I'm using right now. But I'm also loving Halloween Nights, Warmth & Cheer, and Candy Cane Lane. Asking a stamper/paper lover what their favorite is, is like asking an ice cream lover what their favorite flavor ice cream is. Often you'll get, "Whatever the flavor of the day is. I love them all!"

Lisa H

Love your blog and creativity!!

Pam Turner

My favorite cardstock is whisper white. I would love to have a current catalog /holiday brochure. There are so many things I love about Stampin Up! I look forward to seeing more of your blogs. Thank you for the opportunity to win the gift bag of goodies!

Connie g

I love your repurposed bag and for the idea of using the flower die as a bow!!! Great idea. I love SU's dsp !!! One of my favorites is by the seashore but I am focusing on the fabulous Christmas papers right now.

Cindy Otto

Hi, Patty, I love your blog and look forward to reading it. I love the Warmth and Cheer DSP. Anything plaid is so warm and preppy! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

Gay Ferland

Hi Patty!
Such a cute bag of goodies!! I love what you do, you are so talented!!!
Since I can only pick one, it is the Floral Boutique DSP. Thanks for this opportunity! ❀

Roberta Howe

My favorite DSP is FRUIT STAND... finding so many cards to use with the stamp set

Danielle Johnson

Hi Patty, my favorite paper is Candy Cane Lane. Love the bag design!

Marian Biegel

I have one of those bags myself. So now I know what to do with it. Love the idea. My favorite DSP right now is Candy Cane Lane. But I still love the Pop of Pink.
Thanks for the chance Patty.
Marian Biegel

Denise Bryant

Love the fun bag and card... and all the goodies inside!
Halloween Night is my favorite DSP! It's so fun!

Kathy Vogel  New York

Hi Patti!
I love the bag and all the goodies. What a clever way to make the bows on the presents for the card and the gift bag! My favorite d.s.p. is Warmth and Cheer.

Renee Daley

Awesome recycling idea! So cute! My favorite DSP is pop of pink.

Renee Thompson

My current fave DSP is the petals & paisley, but soon I will have candy cane lane and that will be my new fave!

Kelly Worner

Love the up cycled bag. So pretty


This is a great idea for the bag decoration. My favorite is Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.


You are such an inspiration! Awesome recycling of your bag! My favorite DSP is Pop of Pink! Can't wait to try this out! Thanks for all you do!

Martha E. Buehner

Love your videos! And I love this gift bag project! My favorite DSP is Foxy Friends!


I love this bag! My favorite designer series paper is blooms and bliss. I just love the colors!

Chris R. from Iowa

How fun are these? How do I tell my husband we need to shop at a certain store just for their bags so I can repurpose them? Gotta love it!

Kym McCutcheon

I love the repurposed gift bag! You are so creative. What a great why to dress up an ordinary bag and the matching card -- ADORABLE!
Currently my favorite DSP is the Floral Boutique . I am so in love with the beauty and elegance of that paper. For the holidays though, my favorites include Halloween Night, This Christmas (yes, yes, and yes) and Candy Cane Lane!
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such amazing products!
Kym from Mountain Lake, Minnesota

Margaret B.

HI Patty,
What a great idea to recycle the bag using products we already have in our stash. A creative use of materials! My fav paper is Candy Cane Lane=just love the colors.

Nancy Ann

I love the use of the framelit for making the bow!! how creative! I also love the idea of recycling a bag!!
Nancy D from California

Kelly Worner

Oops my favorite dsp is blooms and bliss. . But all in the current annual and mini catalog are beautiful

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