Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fun With Gift Bags

I had some fun decorating a few gift bags this year. They are inexpensive and come in an array of colors. I chose a white and a craft (brown) bag for these projects because they allow the papers and stamps to be the star!

This first bag was the create and take project for last Saturday's card exchange. The ladies got to make this fun ornament bag to collect all of their cards at the end of the day. It uses some polka dot Jingle paper and the Holiday Trinket stamp set. We also incorporated a large 'E' size alphabet stamped directly on the bag then stamped a sentiment over the top from the Holiday Commentary stamp set. A couple strands of ribbon and some bling finished it off perfectly.

This next bag was the craft type or brown bag with handles. It was the perfect backdrop to some creams and twilight blues. On this I stamped some snowflakes from the Heartfelt Christmas stamp and used the same ornament as the prior bag. A simple sentiment and it's cute as can be.

This final bag is for the coffee lover! I random stamped an old wooden stamp on cardstock and adhered it to the craft bag. I liked the chocolate color with the tulip colored hearts. For the sentiment I simply stamped it on a thin strip of cardstock, then adhered it to some fat ribbon with brads. Do you like it a Latte?