Thursday, October 27, 2011

Paper....

not plastic.  Today I don't have a card to show  but instead am sharing a "bag" that I made to house the little gift I picked up for my sil's birthday present.  I love decorating bags and in fact, made them long before I got into cards.  I just enjoy the little personal touch a decorated bag gives as well as the recycling factor....most people go on to use them again to give someone else a gift.  And lastly, I love the whole elementary school feel of making something pretty out of a plain paper sack that I buy in bunches from the dollar store.  So, here is my bag....I love the paper by the way.  Bags are a great way to use up that cool-a-roo paper that is too big for a card and really doesn't work in a scrapbook layout.  So, I included a couple of shots as I found bags weren't as easy to photograph as cards.... so here is the bag....



 Here is a close up of the really cool paper...


 And here is a close up of the spellbinders die cut that I added some extra butterflies too....with some extra stickles on top of their wings for some extra glittery specialness!


Thank you for stopping by...I hope to have two wedding cards to post tomorrow...well, I better have them 'cuz the wedding is this weekend!

Be well,
Sheila
                                                                     

9 comments:

Brenda said...

That's really neat Sheila! I think it's a fabulous idea for gift giving, and what a great way to use up all the bits and pieces we all have lying around!

Maureen Morton said...

Great idea, Shelia! I love gift bags and never thought of customizing them like this (lots of work, I see!). And I always give away my paper with too large of images to my friends who scrapbook. No more! You are so darn creative, kiddo. Have a great weekend.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sheila the bag is a gift all by itself! You really went all out with adding fabulous embellishments, sparkle and ribbon.

Tanya said...

Sheila, the bag is stunning! Love all the details you have added.

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh my this is such a really great idea !I love making little gift bags, but have been wanting to go larger as they say so will definitely be looking for those bags over here,so thanks for the tip x

joy said...

Gorgeous bag, Sheila! Love all the details!

Tiffany said...

So pretty! A fabulous vintage feel to it! Love all the little details you've added!

Mel G said...

What a fabulous gift bag! Love all the bits and pieces you've added to it!

Lisa said...

That is some amazing paper, Sheila!
Your bag is beautifully done - I would love to receive something in a bag that looked this good :)
You are a girl after my own heart with the Stickles :) LOL