Thursday, November 19, 2009

The tour has began!!!

HI Stampers!

This is the first day of the RemARKable Last Minute Holiday sure to follow the stops along the way until you make your way back here. When you get back here - you have traveled all of the stops.

I am going to show you a real easy way to dress up a mundane white paper gift bag.

The designer series paper is Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper. It has the nicest sheen to beautiful!! I tied the two patterns together with a strip of Real Red that had been punched with the eyelet border punch. I wrapped a piece of soft suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon around the panel before adhering it to the gift bag.

As if that weren't pretty enough....I had to add a tag. I used the scallop circle die and my big shot to cut a scallop circle of soft suede. I then cut a piece of white felt and ran it through my big shot with the snowflakes #2 die. cut the felt like buttah! And let me tell you my findings about felt. I bought this felt by the yard at the fabric store instead of buying the felt by the rectangle. It is sooo much heavier and thicker than the rectangles....and not very expensive. When....not "if"...but when you try this at home...try the felt by the yard.

I tied it to the bag handle with 1/4 inch real red grosgrain ribbon. I then tied a bow over that with real red polka dot ribbon....delicious!!!

I absolutely love the big made making the perfect touch for this gift bag a breeze.

Wait until you see what I have in store for you tomorrow using the big shot.....but that will have to wait for now.... ;)
Before you continue on your tour...I would love to know what you think of my gift bag.
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Marla said...

What a cute idea for a gift bag! The DSP is gorgeous!!

jmniffer said...

Thanks for the tip on buying felt by the yard. I didn't know that was possible.