EASY Gift Bag

Saw this oh so easy & oh so cute VIDEO tutorial of a BAG-A-LOPE by the adorable Dawn Griffith and had to give it a go.  

I swapped out a few things, but essentially the same easy-peasy cute bag.

Because I didn’t have any Stampin’ Up envelopes (I know, crazy) I used an ivory envelop with a regular triangle close at the back.  I didn’t like the way this looked so I covered it up with some PP.  

Embroidery cross stitch floss (great for matching up colours & inexpensive) was used to tie the bag of goodies & for the label.  I also coloured in the centre of an ornament stamp (snowflake) with a marker.  

I was messing around with combining different blues together on a card … not overly happy with the mix of blues, but lesson learned.  The Snow Flake on the front was cut out with a Cricut Machine with a Home Accents Cartridge.  My machine fussed with it a bit, but after the 2nd try, I got a snowflake I was happy with.  Maybe I should change the blade.

The other difference was I used Twill Tape Ribbon for the handle.  The ribbon was pierced through with a Crop-a-dile & a paper piercer for the bag, to allow the brad to go through.  I didn’t like the brad showing on the inside so I covered it with PP cut with Circle cutters & attached with sticky tape.  The Glass bead at the front, well it’s not a bead, it’s actually like a snap, really.  (bought at dollar store, under “crafts” label)  Anyways, it had a tidy closure on the inside so I didn’t cover it.

Here’s the Rhinestone brad at the side, securing the twill Tape.  Really sturdy, actually.

So all in all here’s what I used, although you could get away without all the punches, but I’m a punch girl.  

Used:  Stamps:  Le meilleur de tout, Ornament stamp (remarkable?), Punches:  1″ circle, 3/4″ circle, 1 3/4″ circle, curly label punch, Bordering Blue Marker, Versa fine Ink, Embossing Buddy, Detail Black Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Twill Tape 9/16 ribbon, Lerman Decor 664 Embroidery Floss, Urban Garden PP & Manchester PP (S.U.), Cricket Home Accents Cartridge,  Rhinestone Brads, “crafts” Snap Glass Bead, envelope, cellophane bag, with cookies ;)

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