Saturday, November 1, 2008

"Enjoy" Gift Bag

This is just a fun gift bag that I've created to put some gifts inside for some of my friends in Sweden. It's a very simple process to create this gift bag. I've actually been sent a gift bag by a friend of mine and I've decided to create my versions of it. I've actually scanned down the template for this gift bag. IF you wish to create one for your personal use, email me for the template.
Here are the steps to it.
1) Trace the template down onto a pattern paper. (Tip: make sure the pattern paper is thick enough to create a sturdy gift bag for your gift)
2) Before you fold it up, make sure you attach a strip of ribbon through the top of the flap as the sling for your bag and cut another piece of paper to cover the area where you attach your ribbon in the inside.
3) Ink all the edges of the bag with distress ink and fold it up.
4) I've added a small piece of velcro on the flap so that it can be close and open easily.
5) Cut out an oval piece from a card stock and use the "Crayon Resist" technique to create the inked piece.
6) Mat it on an oval felt piece and add some liquid pearls for details. I've further mat both pieces on a scalloped oval card stock which I've inked the edges using vintage photo distress ink.
7) Hand stitch a strip of lace on the edges of the flap and later add the oval piece as above to it.
8) Add a flower on the left of the oval piece.
9) Stamp the word "enjoy" using some solvent ink on a card stock and mat it onto another piece of card stock and ink the edges using vintage photo distress ink. I've used some liquid pearls to doodle a flower on it and add a crystal to embellish it.
10) Lastly, cut out a tag from the same pattern paper and use some liquid pearls to embellish it too. Write your message on it and tie it to the sling of the gift bag.
These gift bags are really cute and I bet any of your friends would love to receive their gifts in it. Try it!
Sources: Card Stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: Ki Memories; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Others: Prima lace, Prima flowers, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Blueyedezines Fetalicious Felt Frames, velcro, zig pens, ribbon, floss for stitching, glue dots and other adhesives.


Becky Moore said...

WOW! I came over from after you posted the clearscrap ornaments (which are terrific) and Surprise! here was this great gift bag too! This is so wonderful. You are such a wonderfully talented lady. Thanks for always sharing.

Anonymous said...

Irene, I really love this idea and I have a gift for a Secret Sis that I can put in a bag like this to make it even more special!! I forget my blog act. # and I'm on as Chuewanita, could you please send me the template?? I'll PM you my e-Mail if thats ok?? Thanks for sharing this and keep the juices flowing!!!! Thanks again, Lisa aka(chuewantia)

finnabair said...

looking at your works is a great pleasure that is really hard to value properly..but reading all your guidelines step by stem is so inspiring anf helpful, that visiting your blog should be obligatory:)
thanks a lot!

Helena said...

WOW, amazing, love it


Mescrap said...

This is really beautiful !!

Anonymous said...

Your style has led me to a style that feels great to me. I find myself using techniques you have introduced and giving it my own twist. It has even inspired my way of dressing myself!!! Thanks for helping me find a piece of me... I've added you to my blog: you sure inspire me time by time.

Astra said...

That's a very good idea! Looks wonderful! Thanks for the description of all the steps.

Lara said...

Wow! You never cease to amaze!! Your work is phenominal!! Where do you find the time??!! LOL!!!! Beautiful gift bag!

paulien710 said...

This one is just as GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

Love this idea!

Maria =o) said...

Hi Irene =) I couldn't find your email anywhere so this was the only way i could reach you to ask for the template for the "enjoy" bag you have created. It's gorgeous by the way =) Please email the template to
Much appreciated thank you heaps =)

Heidi said...

Hi Irene! I love this idea for gift bags. You are so creative, and I love looking at all the projects you show on your blog. Can you please send the template to my email: Thank you, Heidi

Anonymous said...

I love it ! It is very very nice !
Can I have the template please ?


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