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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Gift Bag Retry

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you are having a good week. Down here in Southampton the weather is being kind and we are seeing some sun and some lovely sunsets.

On Saturday I went to a workshop lead by John Lockwood who works as a freelance demonstrator for Creative Expressions.  We did three projects during the day. The first was a box for a card, then a card for the box and finally a gift bag. My first project was OK but I messed up the card and the gift bag. John said to the class "Jackie is going to go home and remake the gift bag and email me a picture of it". Right, so that was a challenge.


Here is the gift bag completed  it is a little different in size to the one we were making in class. The main panel is 15cm wide the width of the Floral Meadow Striplet by Sue Wilson. I cut the card to size and scored all the lines to make the bag. 


To both of the main panels I cut and embossed the Floral Meadows Striplet die. I covered some pink card with a stickly sheet and then I used the outer die to cut the pink to the right size to go behind the striplet. I stuck the pink behind the die cut and covered everything with CS Iced Snow glitter, Finally I used the tip of two of the new silicon smoothies to ink the flowers with Distress ink. 


I cut a tag with Sue Wilson's tag die in pink and white and I trimmed the white so the tag would have   a pink pierced border. 


I did  email a picture to John, well he did ask, and he replied saying the bag was very pretty. This bag could be made in lots of different sizes and colours, The side gussets have to be the same depth as the base. I think I will be making lots more and seeing which of my dies will work. So often I don't have a gift bag of the right size. I could also make cards and gift bags to match. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. It is nearly the weekend.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

27 comments:

Laine Hadlow said...

Glad to see you did your homework Jackie, as instructed lol. It really is a very pretty bag, well done. Lainie xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

elegant bag Jackie
Gr Karin

Linda Simpson said...

So elegant and stylish, love this!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Alison59 said...

Brilliant piece of homework! Love it :-)

Donna said...

Fabulous gift bag, love the design!
Hugs Donna xx

Laine said...

Fabulou and so elegant Jackie.
Laine
xx

Chris said...

Very stylish and elegant I love it. Chris xx

karenlotty said...

Brilliant Looks very pretty and as you say can be used for lots of occasions

pam said...

Beautiful gift bag Jackie, love the pretty panel and colors.
Hugs Pam x

Jan Ltc said...

Love this Jackie so pretty xx Jan

Sharon said...

gorgeous gift bag Jackie xxx

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous gift bag, beautiful details x

Pollard Carole said...

Great its a lovely design so pretty well done on getting it right on your own Love and hugs Carole x

Lea Brawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jackie. Lucky you being with John for a session x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Well Jackie you did it and it is really beautiful!! I like the design
Kevin xx

Andree said...

This is a lovely gift bag Jackie. Th effect is very pretty xx

Jackie said...

What a pretty gift bag, so classy :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

really like this bag, the pattern is pretty

Carole Z said...

Such a pretty gift bag Jackie, lovely design, hugs Carole Z X

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Jackie, gorgeous gift bag, beautifully designed, I love the accent of pink and the die is great. Hugs Jennifer xx

Amanda Curtin said...

Hi from the blog hop :-) Gorgeous bag, so classy. Amanda x

Amanda Curtin said...

Hi from the blog hop :-) Gorgeous bag, so classy. Amanda x

Avril Watson said...

WOW Jackie, this is so beautiful and elegant, hugs xxx

ALI said...

Very classy gift bag.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gift bag, very pretty.

Hugs Erin xx

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous gift bag, love the papers

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Love how you used that die cut on the bag, so clever, I may have to borrow you idea....too beautiful!! Love the birthday tag as well