Day 6 of the #12daysofholidaygiftwrap…

Hello friends!

We’re back today with yet another gift bag for your holiday gift wrap inspiration!

This bag is a full lunch bag size and it was created after I made my own snowflake stencil.  There are several snowflake stencils available (two different ones in the Love is in the Details store) but I didn’t have them on hand so I plugged in my Silhouette electronic cutter and made my own.

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I purchased one cut file (for .99 cents) with 6 different snowflake cut files included and then I was able to manipulate them by sizes and angles and to arrange them on a full 12″ sheet of paper for cutting.

Then I daubed Versamark Ink through all the snowflake holes and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.

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I used another EK Success edge punch to create the scalloped top on the bag, folded it over and closed it up with some matching washi tape.  I wrapped white ribbon around the whole bag and tied that up with a blue tag adorned with some random bits that were laying on my table, including a glitter paper snowflake, a chipboard photo frame, a die cut heart and a label that I stamped with a Happy Winter sentiment.

All the supplies used are pictured below.

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To recap the last 6 days of gift wrap…. we’ve stamped, colored, stenciled, and heat embossed a variety of designs onto brown paper bags of different sizes.  Scroll back on the blog to see each one individually featured along with the supplies and techniques used.

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We’re not finished though!  Check back tomorrow for another cool technique and more gift bag inspiration!

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Brown paper packages….day 1…

Hi, hello!

You know what Day 1 in the title means, don’t you!  There’ll be a Day 2!  Maybe even a Day 3 or 4!

I’m back this week with more for you for your last minute gift-wrapping inspiration!  These ideas are great for when you’ve run out of gift bags (but you still have some lunch bags in the kitchen in the drawer to the left of the stove) but who gives a gift in a lunch bag!!?  Well, with a little ink, some glue, and a few embellishments, you can present a present (see what I did there?) that is way better than a store bought gift bag.  One that says to the recipient that they’re so much more special than a dollar store gift bag!

And if you’re looking for more reasons to try one of these ideas this week, here’s one!  Who doesn’t need a little crafting therapy at this hectic time of year?  How much more justifiable can this crafting break be??

We’ll start this series today with this polka dotted bag.

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I began by stamping a flourish on the right side and then using a polka dot stencil and a dauber and Versamark ink to ink up all the holes before heat embossing everything with white powder.  I removed the raggedy edge at the top and then made it fancy with an edge punch.  (An edge punch that I looked at a few weeks back and asked myself why I was keeping it?  I didn’t even have to wait that long for the answer!!)

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Then I added a paper doily, some leaves and a ribbon flower, stamped a little tag and tucked it in like it was another leaf, closed the bag up with a strip of adhesive backed crochet ribbon, and with that, this bag is ready to be given away!

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As always, many, if not all of these supplies are available in the store.  If not the exact supplies, then ones that are suitably close for accomplishing a very similar project.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Check back again tomorrow for more gift packaging ideas.

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This post was written by Norine on December 13, 2017

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