Saturday, 20 February 2010

Try something new!

Our Creative Corner this week, is challenging us to try a new technique. My first thought was that if it was new, I probably hadn't heard of it, but most helpfully they have added links where various techniques are listed and described.
Having a read through some of the headings, I was grabbed by the making of a gift bag, which was something I had never tried. I wanted to give a small gift to my daughter's friend for her new baby. I had made her a card, (which I posted a few items back) and so thought I would make a bag to match.
The instructions called for a very large envelope, which I didn't have, so I made something similar from a sheet of A3 paper.
The patterned paper was added to the front and it was folded to make a gusset. I scalloped the top with a Tonic Studios edge punch, and made a topper to match the card. I reinforced the inside of the bag with a couple of strips of card before punching holes for the ribbons.
Here are the two items together.
The papers are Fairy Fun digi papers from Cuddly Buddly and the image is from a fab Penny Black stamp which I have just acquired... coloured with Copics!


  1. What a pretty bag you've made. What a lovely idea to make then match like that Chrissie. Bet you're thrilled with the result.
    A x

  2. Oh Chrissie - this is fab - she will absolutely love it.

    You are so creative and clever. I love everything you do but will never stop telling you...

    Paula x x x

  3. so pretty and goes perfectly with your lovely card too

  4. a lovely gift bag Chrissie...make for a beautiful set hun!
    blessings, Maria

  5. a perfect set! I made one of these gift bags, once, a long time ago and have forgotten how! I'll have to go take a look at the links to jog my memory. Love the pretty pink, and those papers - mmm, I have the green version, maybe I need the pink!
    hugs, annie x

  6. Here I am trying for my second comment of the day Chrissie, everything crossed that I don't freeze up. Your card is superb as always :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. How cute so soft and delicate a fantastic gift
    Hugs Susie xx

  8. What a gorgeous gift in its self


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