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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Altered Gift Bag

Hello friends,
A simple creation to share today.  In my local town a lot of the card shops sell cheap gift bags with rope/string handles, I tend to buy these for my gifts and then with just a little alteration you can add a personal touch.

Firstly I dispense with the rope/string handles and use ribbon instead.
I then cut and emboss Spellbinders Rose Creations and Labels Twenty Two - 
the smallest label in the set makes a brilliant gift tag.
Curl the edges of the rose petals to add some definition, stamp a sentiment on the label,
add butterflies and bling - and it's finished.
It's simple and quick to do and definitely much prettier than a plain gift bag!
Thank you for stopping by today.


11 comments:

baconbits said...

Love what you have done, it makes the gift even more personal.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

Julia Watts said...

What a lovely idea! Julia xxx

Lucycat said...

A great idea A gift on it's own. x

Hellma said...

So many great ideas, so very little time,LOL, love your bag Christine.

melanie said...

Great Idea may have to borrow this Idea . Melanie x

Cumbrianlass said...

A very clever idea, looks really good.
Janet xxx

Redanne said...

The bag looks really lovely. I have some plain brown bags (from hobbycraft I think) and I will definitely try your idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anne-Marie said...

so pretty....well done!

Susan Flynn said...

A really pretty bag Christine, you always make things sound so simple to do but I'm sure it wouldn't turn out like that for me!!! xx

Lindyloo said...

Much sweeter and more thoughtful than a plain old bag. Lovely idea Christine.
Best wishes Linda

Craftychris said...

The bag is so pretty and a great idea to make a gift special and personal x

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