Sunday, July 21, 2013
Gift Bag For Boys!
Hello everyone, I have been doing some spring cleaning through my crafting stash and discovered some older papers and I hate wasting. So after donating some supplies I pulled some older papers out and got to work creating some gift bags. Altered journals/books are another great way to use up your older stash and they make great gifts too!
I used 'Lazy Summer Days' to make a gift bag for a little boy.
A quick and easy way to make gift bags is to buy premade ones that can be altered, I have done this and my bag measures 200mm x 250mm. Firstly I removed the red twine as it didn't go with my colours, then I adhered patterned paper measuring 200mm x 250mm to cover the entire bag.
I replaced the red twine with some gold ribbon.
My image 'Lazy Summer Days' has been coloured with Copics. To finish it off I randomly stamped 'French Vintage Postmarks', mounted it on patterned paper and machine stitched around the edges.
To complete my bag I adhered some flowers, I used the 'Rolled Scalloped Flower' Die-Light to create my maroon flower and finished it off with a tag 'Sweet Tags with Hearts' , 'Button Twine - Vintage Linen' and sentiment 'General Sayings II'.
Now I have a gift bag ready for those special occasions and a great way to use up some older supplies!