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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Gift Bag Retry

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you are having a good week. Down here in Southampton the weather is being kind and we are seeing some sun and some lovely sunsets.

On Saturday I went to a workshop lead by John Lockwood who works as a freelance demonstrator for Creative Expressions.  We did three projects during the day. The first was a box for a card, then a card for the box and finally a gift bag. My first project was OK but I messed up the card and the gift bag. John said to the class "Jackie is going to go home and remake the gift bag and email me a picture of it". Right, so that was a challenge.


Here is the gift bag completed  it is a little different in size to the one we were making in class. The main panel is 15cm wide the width of the Floral Meadow Striplet by Sue Wilson. I cut the card to size and scored all the lines to make the bag. 


To both of the main panels I cut and embossed the Floral Meadows Striplet die. I covered some pink card with a stickly sheet and then I used the outer die to cut the pink to the right size to go behind the striplet. I stuck the pink behind the die cut and covered everything with CS Iced Snow glitter, Finally I used the tip of two of the new silicon smoothies to ink the flowers with Distress ink. 


I cut a tag with Sue Wilson's tag die in pink and white and I trimmed the white so the tag would have   a pink pierced border. 


I did  email a picture to John, well he did ask, and he replied saying the bag was very pretty. This bag could be made in lots of different sizes and colours, The side gussets have to be the same depth as the base. I think I will be making lots more and seeing which of my dies will work. So often I don't have a gift bag of the right size. I could also make cards and gift bags to match. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. It is nearly the weekend.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

27 comments:

  1. Glad to see you did your homework Jackie, as instructed lol. It really is a very pretty bag, well done. Lainie xx

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  2. So elegant and stylish, love this!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Brilliant piece of homework! Love it :-)

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  4. Fabulous gift bag, love the design!
    Hugs Donna xx

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  5. Fabulou and so elegant Jackie.
    Laine
    xx

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  6. Very stylish and elegant I love it. Chris xx

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  7. Brilliant Looks very pretty and as you say can be used for lots of occasions

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  8. Beautiful gift bag Jackie, love the pretty panel and colors.
    Hugs Pam x

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  9. Love this Jackie so pretty xx Jan

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  10. gorgeous gift bag Jackie xxx

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  11. Gorgeous gift bag, beautiful details x

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  12. Great its a lovely design so pretty well done on getting it right on your own Love and hugs Carole x

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous Jackie. Lucky you being with John for a session x

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  14. Well Jackie you did it and it is really beautiful!! I like the design
    Kevin xx

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  15. This is a lovely gift bag Jackie. Th effect is very pretty xx

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  16. What a pretty gift bag, so classy :o)
    Jackie xx

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  17. really like this bag, the pattern is pretty

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  18. Such a pretty gift bag Jackie, lovely design, hugs Carole Z X

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  19. Hi Jackie, gorgeous gift bag, beautifully designed, I love the accent of pink and the die is great. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  20. Hi from the blog hop :-) Gorgeous bag, so classy. Amanda x

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  21. Hi from the blog hop :-) Gorgeous bag, so classy. Amanda x

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  22. WOW Jackie, this is so beautiful and elegant, hugs xxx

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  23. Beautiful gift bag, very pretty.

    Hugs Erin xx

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  24. A gorgeous gift bag, love the papers

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  25. Love how you used that die cut on the bag, so clever, I may have to borrow you idea....too beautiful!! Love the birthday tag as well

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