Monday, November 29, 2010

Sugar Kissed Gift Bag Tutorial

Hello friends!
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


PinkGranny said...

Very nice! I will give this a try. Thanks for a good tutorial.

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Great instructions ~ I will definately have to try this.

The Rusty Teapot said...

Hi Girls, This is too sweet!I love the banner with the red notes. What a lovely touch! I'll have to add this to my list of things to get done before Christmas!!!Thanks for a perfect tutorial.HuGs M

NanE said...

Lindsey, this is fabulous! Thank you for sharing the tut. I need to look for that TH rosette die, didn't even know it existed. Have a wonderful week, Nan

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Ladies,

Hey Lindsey, thank you for sharing this project, it's so sweet. I've been wanting to get one of the Martha Stewart punches, but every time I think I've decided, a new one comes out and I have to re-evaluate my reasoning all over again..........yes, I am that anal.


Creative Breathing said...

Lindsey, Thanks for all your wonderful sharing of new techniques and products. I'm definitely making one of these paper flower rosettes! E

Grandma Nina said...

Such a great idea! If I get the time, I'm going to try it.
Love your banner!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

I love it-- I am so enjoying your blog this christmas!!

I just got the rosette die and I am IN LOVE with it!! so Versatile.
Gonna check out that punch for cyber monday!

Jacqueline said...

Now your really talking the magic of Christmas. Amazing what you create over here Lindsey! Come visit me sometime! Are you using those Barbie s & p tee hee?

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Another FANTASTIC tutorial! Thank you so much!
Blessings to you and your mom on this beautiful Monday morning!

craftyles said...

That is so cute. I always wondered how to make rosettes. Thank you!

Creative Breathing said...

Lindsey, I have made the most beautiful ornaments using your tutorial. I learn so much from them, thank you so much for doing them for us! PS! A shop purchase, how exciting! Elizabeth PS A package should soon arrive for you!

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