Tuesday 16 August 2011

Gift Bags


During our craft group's July meeting it was decided that for our August meet we would bring along bits and pieces to decorate paper gift bags.  Norma had brought along a selection of coloured bags from Hobbycraft to share with us so I chose a couple so that I could have a play at home too.

The main images on both bags are stamped from Penny Black stamps and are coloured with Promarkers.  The embellishments were made using a mixture of diecuts and punches.  Most of the die cut flowers were a gift from Linda Goble to which I added a few flowers cut using Tim Holtz's tattered floral sizzix die and the centres were punched out using a half inch circle punch.  The leaves were cut using a Marianne die, which I had borrowed from Sandra in our group, and the smaller flowers and snowflakes were made using my own small punches.  To finish it off bows were added at the top made from the many reels of ribbon I have purchased from Costco.  I have difficulty in making something without adding a bow somewhere.  Even male cards get adorned with ribbon.

Although we were catching up with each other's news and the latest gossip in the crafting world, we all worked away on our projects during the afternoon and made very different bags with lots of different techniques.  Along with good company and Janet's home baking what more could you ask of an afternoon.  Lorraine joined us for the first time so I hope we made a good impression on her.

Thanks for reading
Liz x


  1. What beautiful bags Liz. I love the circles of flowers around the outside of the inner image. A well thought out layout.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck in the draw.


  2. These are lovely gift bags, I can't decide which one I like the best - both of them!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
    Clare x

  3. sounds like a great time and your bags awre wonderful liz

  4. They are fabulous Liz, love them!

    Many thanks for playing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  5. Isn't crafting with friends just the best fun. Plus home made goodies to munch on really helps. It does with our group too,
    H xx

  6. What beautiful gift bags Liz, they will make the presents so very special.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

    B x

  7. Gorgeous bags Liz, what a lovely idea. Great take on our challenge. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  8. Liz what fantastic gift bags - they are just lovely. I am now following you and I look forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x

  9. What beautiful Gift Bags:)Thank you for joining you this week for our Anything But a Card Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Have a wonderful Week:)


  10. What a great idea it's fantastic,thanks for sharing with us at TioT, luv Georginax

  11. what great projects for our anything but a card challenge at creative craft challenges, good luck,
    hugs sandra xxx

  12. Hi Liz

    What great gift bags love the wreath you've created with the punches its fab! I love ribbon too and love adding it to cards too (even male ones!!)

    Sounds like you all had a great afternoon.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  13. What a wonderful idea these are fab! thanks for joining us at tioT this week x

  14. Great gift bags Liz, sounds like you had a wonderful craft afternoon!
    Thanks for joining in with our Anything but a card challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  15. Beautiful gift bags. Lovely keepsakes.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  16. Such beautiful gift bags. Who wouldn't love to receive a gift in one of these! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Paper Playtime.

  17. So pretty! Thanks for playing with us at "Paper Playtime" and good luck! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  18. Wonderful bags. I love the flower frames around the images. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  19. These are gorgeous, I love the images. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Bev x

  20. OMG ~ These gift bags are stunning ~ looove them!!!