Saturday 3 December 2011

Here's one for the books (or for the gifts!)

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Ok, so those of you who are familiar with my 'work' will know that my papercrafting has been all but limited to cards and card toppers and a very little wall art ala' paint fushion.

I came across another 'Anything but a card' challenge and as usual, went to click to the next challenge blog to find a challenge I could enter.  Then I said to myself, "Wait - why don't I try something that isn't a card?"   I think the challenge has now expired as I can't find it, but no matter, I was on a mission!

I tried to think what would be reasonable to attempt, and I decided on a gift bag.  Certainly a gift bag would not go amiss this time of year anyway!  As I didn't have a gift bag to decorate, I decided I would make one from scratch.  And here 'tis.

Side view to prove it is a bag!
I had no idea how to make a gift bag from paper, but thanks to a bit of searching on you tube and a few tutorials I was ready to take the plunge into making the bag itself.  I would be fibbing if I said I got it in one, but I was happy enough with my thrid attempt to move on to the paper I wanted to use for my actual project!

The paper came from an assorted 12x12 pack that I was lucky enough to get from the Summer Crafting workshop I attended (run by My Craft Studio).

Then onto the decorating:
I used the Sweet November Neva Digi Image by Amy Young which I got from All That Scraps.  It is colored with Letraset Pro Markers and Wink of Stella Pens.  I used a light blue glitter card cut using Grand Nestabilities Label 23 die for the layer behind the fairy.  Some of the snowflakes are punched using a tonic punch and the others are from a pre die cut set from Kanban.  On the inside of the bag, I die cut a couple of offset circle strips for stability, then using the Crop-a-dile, attached silver grommets and then threaded the ribbon through to make the handles which are fairly standard red satin ribbon.

I hope that you like it, and as always I love to get your comments.

Take care and best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.



Anonymous said...

A gift bag with a difference.. and yes it works well done you

Unknown said...

I really love this, is a fun one xx

Misty's said...

Fabulous gift bag and I adore the digi-image!
Michaela xx

Dawn said...

Fantastic hunni! I love it!
Well done
Dawn xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab project, love the image and the colours
Lindsay xx

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