Friday, November 20, 2009

I can't get enough of the Big Shot!!

HI Stampers!
Today is day 2 of the RemARKable Last Minute Holiday Tour....I hope you have enjoyed your ride. I feel so fortunate to be a part of such a talented group of demonstrators!!

Wanna see what I made for today??? It is anther gift bag. I absolutely love it and I hope you do too!

The bag background is close to cocoa card stock. I stamped it with the flourish from Barouque Motifs in close to cocoa. Don't you love the candle??? Ooooohhhh....I do. I cut it out with my Big Shot. WHAT!?!??!!? You didn't know we had a candle die for the Big Shot? Well...Actually we don't. WAIT....Don't throw stones at me :) It is an exclusive die to Stampin Up!. It is cut from the Stampin' Up! Bigz XL Table Setting Die. The part of the die that was actually intended to be a tag is my candle. Fun, huh? I cut it out in confetti white card stock. The flames are actually from the same die....they were intended to be leaves. I KNOW!! How awesome is it that Stampin' Up! designs these wonderful dies that are so versatile. Beauty is not only skin deep in our dies! ;) I cut the flames out with more mustard and summer sun. I put a bit of tombo mono multi adhesive down and then glittered up my flame with the Crystal Ice chunky glitter from Chunky Sprinkles. {luv} it! I punched the handle hole with the wide oval punch - easy peasy!

The greenery at the candle base is the sizzlet die, little leaves. I cut them with my Big Shot in old olive and always artichoke. I made a bow out of two scraps of 5/8" real red grosgrain ribbon. I then threaded a sliver of real red card stock through my button, from playground designer buttons, and adhered it to the bow with a mini glue dot.

I really love the look of this bag. I bet you are wanting a pattern for the bag itself, huh?

Well.....lookie here:

It is a front adhered to a small brown paper craft bag!! how easy is that??? I also made a plain close to cocoa layer for the back of the bag. These can be made any size :)

Leave me some love below to let me know what you think of this gift bag. I hope I am inspiring you to make your own gift packaging this is really all about the presentation! ;)


Connie Deibler said...

This is quite a clever use for that die. I'm sure I will be CASEing it.

Cindy Beach said...

This is beautiful, Regina! What a great idea.

Becky Jensen said...

Lovely idea - thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! 'nuff said. Paris

Bwillow said...

Love this bag, I can see it being used for any day, birthdays, Easter etc etc!
Darleen Maahs

Butternut Sage Designs said...

incredibly fabulous!!! I LOVE when thigs are made from things that weren't You are amazingly gifted./..Great job

Barb Holicky said...

Thanks for the great idea! I have to get that die out & USE it!

Sharon Steinwand said...

Neat idea! I love your "out of the box" use for the table setting die. Nice to use common bags, too- great holiday wrap up idea! Thanks.

Rhonda Zamora said...

I laughed out loud when I got to your "pattern" for the gift bag. . . thanks!