Friday, September 19, 2008

Inspired gift bag

Here's one of the projects I demonstrated at my new catalog /mystery hostess party last weekend:


The idea was inspired by a project at the Stampin' Up! annual convention. It's so easy to transform a plain white gift bag into a beautiful hand-stamped creation. Of course, you may like it so much that you don't want to give it away! ;-)

The coordinating gift card was created with scraps left over from the bag front. When I originally stamped the sentiment with Basic Grey over the Kiwi Kiss, it competed too much. So I "stamped off" once before stamping the image, softening the look of the Kiwi Kiss. With the lighter image, the sentiment seems to just pop. And instead of tying the card to the bag, simply punch a small hole at the top corner, cut a slit to the hole with scissors, and it fits perfectly around the handle!

Hope you like it!

{{gift bag}}
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Upsy Daisy
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, White craft, Basic Grey
Accessories: Urban Garden designer series paper

8 comments:

Kathy W said...

so funny we just did this bag at class today, I like how you used upsy daisy for gift card, so much easier.

Ellen aka Chipper (SCS) said...

I love that bag. It has a clean, crisp look to it. You did a great job with it.

Also glad to hear you finally have electricity!! Glad you and your family was safe. That was some serious wind and some serious customers!!! Yah for you!!!

Jana Emmert said...

I am just in love with this set. What a great tip for attaching the tag!

Staciestamps said...

This is way nicer than the one we did at Convention - great job.

And glad to hear your lights are on - we never lost them, but there are people here in Beavercreek who still don't have theirs back on.

Kim said...

I love this bag, I just bought a bunch of white gift bags on clearance at wal mart - I will definitely be casing this.

Vickie said...

This is just too cute!!! You did a fantastic job!! I LOVE that stamp set!!!

Vanessa said...

This totally looks like a bag you'd pay $8 for at a store! Great job!

Ret said...

This stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites. It's a gorgeous bag, Marilyn, looks very classy. Awesome job!!!

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