Day 4 of the #12daysofholidaygiftwrap…

Hi there!

I’m back today with more gift bag inspiration for you!

And we’ve got this stenciled and glittered number!


For this bag, I die cut the snowflake stencil from a Silhouette cut file.  For most of the stenciled bags I’ll be showing in this series, the stencils are die cut from cardstock with the intent of using them only once.  You could squeeze a 2nd or even 3rd use out of them, but you’d want to do it all at the same time before the first batch of paste dries and starts flaking or the stencil itself tears.


Smear is such an unfortunate word, like moist, or phlegm, connoting unpleasant images; nevertheless, I smeared the modeling paste through the stencil with a palette knife (couldn’t think of that word when I was editing the photo so it’s identified there as a spatula.  Which it is.  Sort of.)  and then I covered the paste with glitter while it was still wet (damp) (another cringe-worthy word, sorry).  While it dried, I decorated and stamped a white tag. punched a row of holes across the folded top and laced some butcher’s twine through and back before tying it all up.

All of the supplies I used are pictured below.


Thanks for stopping by today.  There will be more inspo if you come by again tomorrow!

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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.


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!!)


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!


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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