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.