Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Coordinating Gift Card & Bag Set-Part 2

Happy "Daisy" Gift Bag

Welcome!  Earlier this week, I provided a tutorial showing you how to make the coordinating "Daisy" card for this delightful gift bag. Today, we'll discuss how I decorated and embellished a simple white gift bag.  Let's get started!

I began with plain white, 5 1/4 x 8", gift bags.  As with the daisies on the corresponding card, using my Flower Market Cricut cartridge made cutting the 7 layers of the gift bag's Daisy super easy!   The <Daisy> key function is on page 46 of the corresponding Flower Market booklet.

I used White Daisy and Sea Glass Cardstock for the gift bag flowers. I made White Daisy petals with a Sea Glass center, the reverse of my card's Sea Glass petals with a White Daisy center.  A little bit of Clear Shimmer brushed over the petals adds a touch of sparkle, and Liquid Glass on the center adds shine.  So pretty! 

Daisies are such a happy flower!  I cut the daisies for the bags at 2 1/2".  With one click of the button, 7 daisy layers of varying sizes are cut.  The center, Shift <Daisy>, is automatically linked with the 2 1/2" flower petals.

Using the Swiss Dot and Linen patterned papers from the Rustic Home Collection provides you a visual resting place.  These papers are wonderfully complementary with the Sea Glass, and a vast array of additional colors. They are so versatile!  I've always been a fan of multi-functioning items! What about you?  

For the gift bag, I cut 1 x 5 1/4" 
strips of the Swiss Dot paper and adhered them at the mid point of the bags using a tape runner.  For the Linen patterned paper I cut 3 1/4" squares. These are then adhered diagonally just left of center along the Swiss Dot paper.  Two additional sized squares, 2 1/2" with Sea Glass, and 1 7/8" with White Daisy cardstock are also cut using a paper trimmer.  They are then built on top of the Linen and Swiss Dot papers, in alignment with the Swiss Dot paper strip, as shown.  

The sentiment "Good times are even better when they are shared" is from the delightful Tea-riffic March Stamp of the Month and is stamped using a My Acrylix Block with Sea Glass ink.   

Embellishing this plain little white gift bag was such a pleasure. Adding a personal touch is such a lovely way to show you care.   This, along with your handcrafted card, provide a welcome paper hug.  

Until next time --

Thank you so much for visiting!

I enjoy hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day! 
Happy Papercrafting,

Gayle Piron

"Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing."  

Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII


  1. The gift bag looks great! I want a Cricut sooo bad ;) It would open up so many doors, wouldn't it? Thank you for sharing this with us at Funtastic Friday!

    1. Thank you so much! My Cricut does get used quite a bit! LOL! Love the art of papercrafting in all it's forms! Have a wonderful day!