Today I am showing you how to create this great little gift bag!
I start by cutting 12, 4 x 1 inch strips of red cardstock.
Then bend each strip in half and staple together. I am using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher for this. It's a great mini stapler!
Now glue all 12 pieces together.
Next I created a paper rosette for the center. A rosette can be created by taking a 1 x 12 inch strip of paper and fan folding every quarter of an inch. Then glue the 2 ends together. Afetr it dries completely you can flatten the paper to create your rosette.
I have a paper rosette die by Tim Holtz which can be used if you own a Sizzix or Cuttlebug machine. It cuts and scores the perfect sized strips. This is definitely one of my favorite new tools!
I added silver glitter to the edges of my rosette.
I then cut a 1 x 6 inch strip of red music note paper and distressed the edges. I then inked and added gold glitter around my banner strip.
I glued the strip across the bow and then added the paper rosette.
I stamped Merry Chrsitmas from a Tim Holtz stamp set on to a sheet of white cardstock. I cut it out and inked over the words with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give it a more aged look. I then added pink glitter around the edges and glued to the center of the rosette.
For the bag I took a plain lunch bag and cut off about 3 inches from the top using my pinking shears.
I took this paper ribbon punch by Martha Stewart to cut 2 strips of red paper. This punch is one of my very favorites out my large collection of punches! It is so versitale! I love how it looks on everything!
I glue the strips on to the bag and then added the bow to the center.
I hope you try this project! It's a great way to make a festive looking present and be very green by using lunch bags!
Wishing you a crafty day, Lindsey