It's my turn to show a Project of the Week over on The House That Stamps Built blog and I'm going to show you how to decorate a plain gift bag. We held my twins' birthday party this weekend and their uncle gave them gifts in these cute little plain kraft bags. I snagged one as it was perfect for my project. Here are the supplies you'll need to create your own:
-card stock and coordinating papers
-dies and white card stock for your focal panel
-stamps (I used Repeat Impressions' "Noel", "Pointsettia" "Hello" and "Thanks" I am also showing "Christmas" but didn't end up using it."
I started by creating my paper layers. I NEVER measure, so I thought I show you how I make my cuts. I lay my piece of card stock on top of my gift bag and make sure I have the border I wanted showing around the outside.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--Christmas
Inspiration Destination #60--anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #46--use scraps (my ribbon is a scrap and all the patterned paper as well as the white card stock are off cuts)
Penny's Paper Challenge #234--anything goes
Addicted To Stamps #171--anything goes
Sugar Pea Designs #22--Home for the Holidays
Crafting by Designs--Times 3 (I used 3 patterned papers and 3 colors: red, white, and green)
Creative Inspiration #336--festive fun
Sweet Stamps--Anything but a card
Aurora Wings #20--anything but cards
East Wind #45--Layer it on me, baby!
Dis Digis--bingo (I used the flowers, ribbon and sentiment column)
Vintage Stamping Challenge #38--traditional Christmas
CAS-ual Chic--precious metals (I used a metal eyelet on my tag and my gold paint pen to color the centers of both poinsettias)
Sweet Stamps--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #338--Christmas present
Brown Sugar #173--anything goes
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Noel", "Poinsettia", "Thanks" and "Hello"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" fishtail banner and "Designer Labels 4 STAX"
Papers: DCWV Christmas Pack