Friday, October 7, 2011

Girly Birthday Gift Bag


Yeah!  It's Friday!  I'm so happy to have this long week over with.  Teaching and then having parent-teacher conferences every afternoon has wiped me out!  Tomorrow will be a fun day, though.  We are finally celebrating the summer birthdays in my family.  Yes, I know it's October, but it's hard to coordinate everybody's schedule with a big family! 

Today I'm sharing a gift bag I made for my sister.  I got her a present at Ann Taylor.  Can you guess what it is?  The gift tag is a clue.  I decided to repurpose the shopping bag, since it was easy to cover up the writing that was only at the bottom of the bag.  I cut strips of hot pink cardstock 2" wide, and trimmed them with a border punch.  Then I added 1" strips of black cardstock on top of those and trimmed the strips to fit around the entire bag.


Before adhering the black strip to the pink on the front of the bag, I heat embossed this sentiment from My Creative Time's Polka Dot "Surprise" stamp set.


My gift tag was made with the Forever Young Cricut cartridge, cut at 3 1/2".  Instead of using the flower layer, I cut three 1 3/4" daisies from Flower Shoppe and adhered them and a button with some twine to the purse.

I hope you all have a GREAT weekend!

Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz, True Black, & Stamper's Select White Cardstock
DCWV Patterned Paper
ekSuccess Bumpy Roads Edger Punch
My Creative Time "Polka Dot Surprise" Stamp Set
Versamark Ink
White Filigree Embossing Powder
Papertrey Ink Vintage Button
Trendy Twine

12 comments:

Georgiana said...

Cute tag on the bag.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

CA Scrapper said...

Love it!!

Leslie

Kate said...

This is Adorable. Love the Tag and Flower too.

Hugs,
Kate

Glora said...

Beautiful gift bag! I just LOVE that darling purse and daisy combo. So cute. The sentiment and scallops at the bottom are SO cute too! Hugs- Glora

chillin with Quillin said...

like the way you recycled the bag, love the tag!!!!
Paula

DIANA L. said...

I love everything about this.
great idea.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Pat N. said...

That's adorable; a great job on repurposing an item for a very useful reason!--Pat N.

liz at liz's paper loft said...

just darling katie!

just4crafters said...

Beautiful gift bag! ~Sophia @ Just4Crafters.com

Vicky said...

So cute good way to recycle. I can imagine the look on her face

Linda Kaiser said...

Super cute! Hope you have a fun weekend!

jen said...

What a darling bag.....I love it. Super cute purse too! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,jen