Mixed Blessings: Gift Bags

Happy Monday!

Instead of a card today, I thought I’d share a few samples of some creative packaging.  Gift bags are always in short supply at my house, and where I live, you don’t just hop in the car and drive to the store to get one!  So, I’ve learned to use what I have on hand and make my own when I have to.  It’s not always what I would like to use, and not every gift comes out looking like a million bucks (trust me), but it sure forces you to get creative!

It sure seems I’m using a lot of gold recently.  I must love it, because my scrap box is plum full of it!  So, I’m doing my best not to waste any of it. Today it’s showing up on both of these cute little gift bags. Waste not want not!


Mixed Blessings:  Gift Bags


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The great thing about using up your scraps is that no two things come out alike.  There’s only so much scrap to go around, so each item has it’s own personality!




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Materials List For Both Gift Bags:

bags: Tag A Bag Gift Bags (#131370), 4×8 paper sack- I got mine in a large batch at Smart & Final.  card stock: Crumb Cake (#120953), Cherry Cobbler (#119685), Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (#133363 gold), Whisper White (#100730), Brushed Gold (#102935), Foil Sheets (#132622). ink: Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad (#126975), Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad (#:126974), Versa Mark Ink Pad (#102283).  punch/die: 1 3/8″ circle (#119860), Angled Tag Topper (#133000), Spiral Flower Originals Die (#129379), Hearts Collection Framelits (#125599). stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge (#130157 c), Really Good Greetings (#130333 c), Swallowtail (#131943 w). ribbon/twine: 7/8″ cotton ribbon (#127844), Baker’s Twine (#132975 gold), 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (#132140). other: Sponge Daubers (#102892), Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape (#133000), Tea Lace Paper Doilies (#129399), Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109129 gold). adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755), Sticky Strip (#104294), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).   Stampin’ Trimmer (#126889), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439).

Get Creative!



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