Yeah I gotta give my friend Linda credit for these! She made some Christmas gift bags out of regular brown lunch bags and brought me one to show me how they are done. The cool thing is that we all have paper that we don't want to use for layouts or cards because either we have used it before, it just isn't quite right or...sometimes...it is just ugly. But that paper is great for gift bags I do believe!
For the gift bags in the picture I used K & Company Wild Saffron. The big tags are from the same collection.
For these first two I used the large tags. The handles are just simple circle punches on the large bag and a square punch and curly label punch on the smaller bag. I did use skittles on both bags. The large bag I used the double arch punch for the blue paper strip *okie so loves that border punch*. On the smaller bag I accented some of the swirls with a glitter pen, you might need to click the picture and make it bigger to see the glitter. Do you see the glitter now? Well how about now? *okie rolls her eyes* CLICK THE DAM PICTURE WILL YA! Oh okay good you can see it now...*okie cracks up laughin*.
I used some small prima's to accent the smaller bag. I also dotted the centers with cinnamon Stickles. Since it had the nice swirl it only needed minimal accents on it. The tag on the small bag is the Stampin Up tag punches. The large bag I cut flowers and leaves from a piece of scrap of the same paper and pop dotted them on top of the ones on the bag. Again you might need to click the picture to see. I also added some diamond stickles to the leaves on the paper.
The large bag handle is the Stampin Up scallop circle punch. The blue strip border is the Fiskars Threading Water punch *okie still wonders why the heck it is called threading water since it looks nothing like water and doesn't think water can even be threaded. Okie finally decides that the designer was partaking in some herbal medicine when the punch was named*. I used skittles on the flower centers. On the small bag the sunflower was made with the EK Success large daisy punch. I used two and layered them together. I cut one of green and placed it behind the yellow to make it look like leaves. The handle is with the Stampin Up curly label punch.
And last but not least are these two bags. The small one was actually the first one I made. The flowers are using the EK Sucsess large daisy punch and the centers are a 3/4" circle punch. I did add diamond Stickles to add a bit of sparkle. The handle is with EK Success oval punches. I should add I had no problems punch through all the layers on the bag when I got ready to make the handle. The tag is with the Stampin Up tag punches. The large bag HAS A LADYBUG ON THE TAG *okie grins like some idiot noddin her head up and down* oh yeahhhhh...gotta love da bug! The buttons on the red dots going down the left side of the bag are actually chipboard stickers from the same Wild Saffron paper line.
I really enjoyed making these and the go together pretty fast. Once I get the others done I will post them also. I am trying to make a variety so I can use sets of them as prizes at my Christmas party.
Okie, I love these bags! Where can we find directions on how to make them??? I think your little details make all the difference and you are so right about paper that I don't want to use on layouts....LOLReplyDelete
So pretty! I am wondering what the sides look like. Did you do something there as well or just the front and back? Very cleaver friend you have!ReplyDelete
So are you calling the Wild Saffron paper UGLY or just not right for layouts???ReplyDelete
Cuz' I have this paper and happen to think it ain't ugly.
**still tryin' to figure you out Okie***
Oh,... I LOVE THESE bags!!!
I really like these!ReplyDelete
Awesome bags, definately worth waiting to see.ReplyDelete
I love these! What a great idea.ReplyDelete
AMY AMY AMY! By no means do I think the Wild Saffron is ugly! LOL I have had the stack for sometime and have used it for numerous layouts and even some cards. I just had some left and wasn't sure if I wanted to do more LO's with it and thought it would make great "generic" gift bags.ReplyDelete
I don't have directions for them since I just looked at Linda's and made mine. But maybe it would be nice if I could do a "practice" video tutorial and make one.ReplyDelete
The sides are just the lunch bag, I didn't decorate them.
Very nice! I think a tutorial or even better, a video is needed. I also have this paper stack and I love it. My problem is that when I really like a stack, I don't want to use it up. So, I keep buying paper but not using them. Am I alone here or do other people do the same thing? Thanks Okie!ReplyDelete
zonie...no one else buys paper and doesn't use it because it is too pretty, you are all alone!! YEAH RIGHT! Heck I think everyone I know is like that! LOL I have quite a bit of "too pretty to use" paper in my craftroom.ReplyDelete
I love these bags. These will be great for X-mas for gift bags. They are so easy to make. I made Halloween ones a few weeks ago with some brown lunch bags I had laying around the house. My family thought they were so cute.ReplyDelete
I totally LOVE your bags, Okie!! I think Wild Saffron is my fav K & Company paper stack. I have several and dont' want to use it too often in case they stop making it!!So Zonie, you are not alone! Would love to see the bags from different angles to see the sides and back. Your friend Linda is very smart to have created these!ReplyDelete
So glad you used your "UGLY Paper "and was willing to share with us. you do an amazing job gf.. thanks!ReplyDelete
This makes a great presentation for hard to wrap gifts.ReplyDelete
You did an amazing job on these bags - I'd have never guessed they were brown lunch bags. I just love all the little details that you added.ReplyDelete
looks like you are having way too much fun with these!! help the rest of us have fun too!! teach us oh master creator!! thanks for sharing and keep on creating!!ReplyDelete
Wow great work....very impressed. Learning so much!! Love it!! My brain is so full....but wanting more.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing
rosina from texas