Monday, January 27, 2014

Oh! Seriously ... How Easy was this? A Gift Bag for FMS #120.

Don't you love it when a creative thought in your head is transformed into a project that requires very little effort?  I'm 'chuffed' at how simple this was and how happy this little gift bag makes me feel!  Not to mention the fact that I'm also pleased that my light box is working again ... I thought a globe or connection was in serious need of repair until I discovered last night that one plug wasn't pushed in at the switch properly!  Duh ... truly a 'blonde' moment. Apologies for a week's worth of 'ho hum' photography.

Ok .. onto this little gift bag ...  When I'm out and about being a 'tourist' and wandering through various gift shops that our beautiful state of Tasmania has to offer, I often pick up bits 'n' pieces to add to my craft stash that I keep for a 'rainy day'.  Most of my collection consists of things that I can 'alter' by jazzing them up a little with Stampin' Up! ® product.  I've got zillions of these wooden chalkboard tags/clips and when I saw the new soon to be released, SALE-A-BRATION set called, See Ya Later, I thought one of the stamps would be perfect for this cloud shaped clip.

The sentiment was stamped with White StazOn Ink and the cute tiny little banner is punched from Retro Fresh DSP using the SAB Banner Punch (both released tomorrow).  A couple of flowers (Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack) and pearls were added to complete the clip/tag.

Chalkboard Cloud Tag/Clip

Back View

This hessian (burlap) gift bag was another item in my stash and I added the clip and a couple of banners made from the same DSP and die cut them using the Banners Framelits Dies (also released tomorrow).

It's all ready to go for a special someone.  The best thing is that the bag, along with the tag, are recyclable and can be passed on by the recipient.  Gotta love environmentally friendly gift wrapping.

My project is based on the latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Not quite sure if this type of project can be included but we will see how it goes.

Thanks for stopping by my blog,


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