Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dress Up a Gift Bag

I wasn't planning on decorating a gift bag. But somehow I just can't find a proper gift bag to use for a friend. Looking through my huge stash of gift bags, they were mostly for Christmas and birthdays. I found a plain white one--totally naked! So I got to work JUST before I went to bed....and once I started, I just can't stop. Here's the result.
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I chose to use the biggest stamp Silhouette Grass that I have. I must say that I don't use it often enough. But with this little project, it really comes in handy. Stamping it over the bag twice and it's done! No fuss at all. Four distress inks were used ( Peel Paint, Crushed Olive, Tea Dye, Vintage photo) for stamping the image. I added the gold Stickles for the shinny effect. Since this gift receiver is a guy, I tried to keep it neutral and not overly flowery. Here's how I made the tag by using Washi tape and die cut it with my new spellbinders. Then I applied SRM Sticker over it. Easy yet so effective!
And this is how I made the ribbon flower. All I used was a cutout circle and then glue the frilly trims around the circle. The ribbon is dark brown although it appears to be black.
Since Moxie Fab World Gift Wrap Challenge is still going on, I may as well enter it for the challenge! Double the happiness!
So far David won two 2nd place and one 1st place in piano competitions. I was SO proud of him! Thank you for the well wishes and I'm  glad that you stop by. The two part excitement is coming up next, I promise!

44 comments:

Dawn said...

love the bag Virginia. Perfect for a male present

Barb said...

Fab gift bag, Virginia! Love the ribbon flower and bold stripes under the sentiment! Way to go, David!!! Woo, hoo! Big congrats to him! :)

Isha said...

Lovely gift bag Virginia. Stickles make such a huge difference to to outcome. Love it. Convey my congrats to David and his proud parents:)

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely!!! Jo x

Jeanette Marchand said...

Love the bag, Virginia! The tag is great.

Congratulations to David!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful gift bag Virginia.

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful bag and just love how you did your tag. Good Luck!

Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely giftbag! I love the Silhouette Grass stamp.

Marie-Anne

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun gift bag!!!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

wtg David! Gorgeous gift bag!!!

Lin said...

This all came together beautifully, Virginia! Good luck on the challenge!

Jo said...

Love the gift bag. Great idea!

TanySol said...

Awesome bag! Thanks for great idea!

Anni said...

Hi Virginia!
Love this bag! What a great idea with the washi tape!
Ich habe leider gerade gar keine Zeit für meine Stempel!
Liebe Grüße, Anni

gberry14 said...

Such an elegant gift bag!! So pretty that it is a gift by itself!! So proud of David and his accomplishments! Congrats to you proud mama!!Leesa B

Elizabeth Allan said...

Very nice plain to FABULOUS gift bag Virginia.

Anne said...

Hi, Virginia! Terrific gift bag! I especially love the hint of the black and white stripes on the gift tag - and that you made it using washi tape! How creative! :-)

Jenny said...

So pretty V! Love it!! :) :) :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Who needs a store bought gift bag? I LOOOOVVVEEE yours much better. :) Gorgeous detail and I love that flower. :)

Tammy said...

The stamped bag is great! The tag is even better!! Way to go David!!

AnitaRex said...

Oh I love this bag! Weren't you excited when you found a plain white bag, I know i would be! I love how you inked it with so many different inks! And your flower is gorgeous! :>

Eve said...

Very pretty bag you created, from "naked" bag! I'm sure the recipient will luv it! Congratulations on your son's winning! :-)

BabyBokChoy said...

That is going to be one lucky recipient to get that beautiful bag!

Cathy Fong said...

Congratulations on ur son's winning the piano competition! love your beautiful bag! so inspiring. TFS :)

Shelley said...

I am sure the person theat gets the bag will LOVE IT!!

Natasha said...

that bag is beautiful. I have to admit I just bought 10 plain brown gift bags last week, intending to decorate. Thanks for some ideas.

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Gift Wrap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

sheila said...

This is a beautiful bag!

marla said...

Great way to dress up a bag and I love your ribbon flower. I was lucky enough to win a copy of 350 cards and Gifts and I cant wait to receive it!!! Thanks for sharing!!

CanadianScraps43 said...

This is a great gift bag. Love the stamps that you used here and sharing how you did your tag was so kind. THanks a ton.

Dwita said...

Oh, you remind me of my fave stamp that I don't use quite long. This bag is great..

MarcyK924 said...

I LOVE your washi tape! I'm going to have to find some. I've seen many of your cards using it and it's just my style! I love that bag!

And of course you would have a talented son - the apple doesn't fall far from the mama tree! Kudos, Virginia!

Cathy A said...

Lovely gift bag, such an elegant gift bag.

mcgeechs said...

What a beautiful bag, I know what you mean by only having birthday and Christmas in your stash of bags. That is me too. Congrat to David on his piano competition wins.

Donna said...

What a very pretty gift bag Virginia, so pretty love the black bow and that little tag is so cute!!
Thanks
Donna
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ShaniKulani said...

love the dressed up gift bag :) beautiful stamps!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER pretty! And I looooooove that ruffle flower! SO SO SO pretty! You rocked this bag:)

Amy C said...

What a lovely gift bag!! I bet your friend loved it.

Disp6194 said...

Your bag is beautiful Virginia! Congratulations to David :)

Tiffany said...

Beautiful presentation on your gift bag, that flower is really pretty! Love the way you created it!

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful gift bag, Virginia! I love how you made your tag and flower-so creative! I'm sure your friend will just love it. :)

Sue D said...

Fabulous gift bag--I like how you used washi tape on the tag. Congrats to David!

Alice Wertz said...

this is gorgeous, Virginia!! love it!

Kimba's Kreations said...

The bag ia SUPER cute!