Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas Gift Bag

This has to be the easiest project ever! I found these bags at Deserres (but I’ve seen them at Michael’s too). They have all different colours and sizes, and they’re very reasonably priced. I think these medium-sized ones were $0.85. So, you just have to stamp all over it and decorate it as you’d like.

For this one, I used my Mistletoe wheel with Bravo
Burgundy ink and rolled it along the top and bottom edges on both sides of the bag. Then I used the Peaceful Wishes stamp set to create the design for the center of the bag. I stamped the main image on Whisper White cardstock with Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy (I used my Stampin’ Write markers to get the two colours on the stamp). Then I matted that on Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke. I made a scalloped edge on the Artichoke paper with my corner rounder punch. Before adhering this to the bag, I stamped the pine branch, pine cone and berries underneath in Artichoke, Close to Cocoa and Burgundy.

I made a coordinating gift tag for the bag by making a 3 x 3 card in white, then layering the Artichoke and
Burgundy squares. Finally, I stamped images all over a 2 x 2 square of white cardstock before adhering it to the card. I punched a hole in the corner and used some burgundy ribbon to tie the card to the bag’s handle.

I'm going to make a bunch of these!


penny said...

Your card and bag are so cute. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirations.

dd2njoy said...

Very nice Shannon! Great work!

My Paper World said...

Beautiful! and I love the little tag too!

Jenn D said...

This is so pretty! I love this stamp set, but I forget to pull it out. The gift bag and matching card are perfect.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it so great that you can take a plain white bag and turn it into something wonderful! ;) Love it!