Tuesday 12 June 2012

Chipboard Gift Bag

Hello friends,
I think we are all still in need of something bright! 
Goodness me what is going on with the weather??
I've had my heating back on (cats and dog are pleased!) reverting to drying clothes indoors again -
I don't think anyone thinks it's June any more! 
So a jolly bright gift bag today - again using those lovely Bo Bunny - Alora papers.
This time I've used Labels Twenty-Three to pop over the top to secure it closed.
I make these gift bags from envelopes and I like to secure them with a die cut and a little peg.
In the past they have looked like this....
and this...
and also like this...
For instructions on how to create a gift bag from an envelope I have a little You Tube video.
Yes it's a good excuse to grab a cup of tea or perhaps a hot chocolate in view of the weather!
Hope you can avoid the rain drops dear friends.
Take care,


Unknown said...

Hi Christine, what a great idea, will have to give this a try soon. You can use all your bits to decorate them, so quick and easy.


Carole Z said...

Hi Christine...what a lovely idea! Am going to check out the video when I get back from work! Carole Z X

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, This is a great idea and you are right what has happened to our weather my heating is on too. x.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, This is a great idea and you are right what has happened to our weather my heating is on too. x.

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Christine, it is not raining here...yet...and agree wth you that I don't know what has happened to the weather.
This is a lovely gift bag and is just the ticket to brighten the day. What a lovely idea using an envelope and also a die cut and peg to complete it. Thanks for the video demo.

Take care.
Elizabeth x
P.S. I especially like the black and cream bag. Must give that one a go.

nattyboots said...

Well Christine im soooo pleased i have found your blog , all your great ideas just keep coming every week ,i love making cards and scrap booking of course i do ,but my goodness its so nice to try other projects for a change and your ideas are fantastic , using envelopes to make a gift bag ? i would never have thought of that and you make it look so easy so im in for making this one . thank you . Elaine H X

Cinders said...

Hi Christine,
Love the gift bags and a great demo too.
I haven't got the heating, we're just adding extra layers and using blankets to try and save a little mone!!!
Have a great day
Caz xxx

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Yes what has happened to our weather its lashing down with rain here too and the heating is on.

What a great idea to use all of those scraps we have and will have a go at this.

Have a good day.

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, I certainly agree about the weather, we have put our heating on again too! I love all your bags, they are simply gorgeous and thank you for the video too, great details. Anne x

Sarah said...

This is a great idea Christine. Such pretty bags!

Sarah x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

These are so lovely Christine.
They are all really pretty and I just adore the way you have done the flowers on the black and beige one.
This is definitely a fab idea to keep in the back of the mind for those special little packages we all have to do every year.
Thank you so much for sharing these and the video too.
Big Hugs Linda xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

I cant believe that we have to have the heating on in mid June!!!!

I love your little bags and thanks for the tutorial.

Sue xxx

hazel young said...

Hi Christine lovely bags and can be made for any occasion by changing the embellishments xx hazel

Disco Queen said...

Hi Christine, Love the video. I have seen your beautiful envelope bags before, but have only thought of them as decorating inspiration. I didn't think about making one myself. The video made it look so easy. I will definitely be giving it a go as buying craft bags to decorate has become so expensive. Thank you for sharing this project with us.

Sue B said...

Hello Christine
Have just watched your videos & enjoyed them very much.
Will be using up some envelopes for gift bags thats for sure, yours are lovely.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Miserable weather-Happy crafting as though we need an excuse.
Sue B

Craftychris said...

I know, how rubbish is the weather! Your gift bag idea is fabulous - I love your examples and thanks loads for the video xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Love the gift bag'ssss. Your idea of using a die as a closure with a little peg is 'dinky'. I have just made one following your Utube video, all I need to do is find some pegs. Best wishes, Carolyn x

nmty said...

hi Christine, love the gift bag tutorial. Will definately have to have a go at this.

Sarah said...

I love these bags....I made lots last year for a Christmas Fair at church. I do like the idea of a diecut and peg to close them...very neat!!
Sarah xx

BJ said...

Hi - Redanne pointed me here after she made a little bag and I have to say what a lovely idea, video very clear and I've just made a practice one - THANKS BJ

TwinkleToes2day said...

Completely brilliant! Thank you :0)

Gift Card envelopes said...

what a lovely idea! using an envelope..I wish to go with this.

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