Saturday, January 19, 2013

Gift Bags

Shirley and I found a great sale on small gift bags and bought quite a lot of them.  We decorate them with scrapbook paper and embellishments to personalize them.  Here are three that I made to include in the Secret Sister swap at the swarm today. 

Once or twice a year, a group of us gather at a local scrapbook store for a day of paper crafting, laughing, eating and shopping.  This year the swarm, as we call the meet-up, is being hosted by Carrie Elmore at the scrapbook store, Scrapbook Alley, in Harrah. 

 The paper is from Paper Studio.  I used Make The Cut software and my Expression to cut the letters.  The balloon is from the Artiste cartridge.
 The dragonfly is from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The letters are done in Jewels HMK font and cut with Make The Cut software.  I love using the true type fonts and that program for words.  The border was done with an EK Success punch.
I chose not to embellish this one since the patterned paper is so busy.  The tag is from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and the scallop border is from Elegant Edges.  Again, I chose to cut them using MTC software.

Each bag has a gift tag and tissue paper so they're ready to use.  I hope Kathy Lawson likes them since she's my Secret Sister today.


AndreaA said...

Linda, These gift bags are so cute!!
Sometimes I find some at M's on clearance after certain Holidays and buy them up.
I love the bag with the balloons.

Anonymous said...

wonderful bags. I will be using this idea. thank you