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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jazz Up a White Lunch Bag with JOY

Are you looking for ways to save money during the 
Christmas Giving Season?
Do you love to give away a bag full of your favorite recipe for Christmas Peppermint Popcorn? Maybe it's that Family favorite of 
Sugar cookies with colorful icing and red hots.

No matter what you put inside, Today's colorful project is the perfect Gift Bag for all your goodies, small piece of apparel or
 bath soaps and lotions.

It all begins with a white paper bag from the grocery store. Randomly stamp stars with Old Olive and Island Indigo Inks Using the Bright and Beautiful stamp set. It is fairly easy to stamp on all sides by folding sections and lying the bag flat.
Bright & Beautiful Clear-mount Stamp Set

Using the Deco Labels Collection framelits and a Big Shot machine, cut a Old Olive layer and a Island Indigo layer. Using the Joy sentiment from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits, die cut out the JOY on the Island Indigo Layer. See how I used the piece I cut out from the
Die and a tip when die cutting HERE. Adhere the two layers together allowing the Old Olive layer to show a little bit on the top. Be sure to keep the small parts of the letters and glue back into place. I decided to NOT include the "o" scrap.

Punch and embellish with 2 Silver Glimmer Stars using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. Adhere with Mini Glue dots. Embellish with a fun hardware clip.

I think the closure is a fun and economical use of basic wooden clothespins and Washi Tape. You can find regular size pins in your local hardware store. If you want to reduce the size of your bag and go with smaller pins you could choose these  1 3/8" long or these Gold and Silver 1" long.

All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape  Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim

To decorate the full size pins you will need the ALL IS CALM Designer Washi Tape.This is unbelievably so EASY to apply...just rub on and then trim off the excess if the one you choose is too wide.

The Final creative touch is the matching OLD OLIVE 2 -Tone Trim. Simply tie to the clothespin and then you can fill your bag. Fold over the bag top, hold closed with the pin and slide the Joy tag under the pin.

Don't forget about the little Santa's Helpers in the household, you know they will love helping you decorate these bags for family members or their friends.

I hope you enjoyed today's Christmas Gift Bag. It was one of 4 projects from my last class in Rocklin. I'm glad I could share it with you today and hope you will have a chance to make some yourself.


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