Here are some gift bag ideas for my Open House this week:
This is a Kraft paper bag decorated with the Vintage Ornaments I & II stencils (found in the Decor Elements catalog). Paper Piercing take the place of ribbon for the ornaments (you can click on the photo for a larger image)
The White Organza ribbon is dyed with the Soft Suede ink refill. Just mix the ink refill with water (about 1/2 and 1/2?) in a small cup, add your ribbon and let soak for a minute or two. As I pulled the ribbon out, I ran it between my fingers to squeeze the excess mixture out. Then I hand it outside on my lemon tree to dry
This paper bag is made with 2 sheets of Night & Day Specialty paper. The flower is made using the Delightful Decorations ornament stamped in Pink Passion and Green Galore. Punch out with the Ornament Punch and arrange as shown. I used Mini Glue dots to keep the petals and leaves where I wanted them. Add the black grommet in the middle (smush the prongs flat with the bone folder, adhere a 3/4″ white circle with glue dots, add Crystal Effects and glitter to the middle). The flower is added with Dimensionals. Black Grosgrain ribbon (5/8″) is added with white brads to the sides and a bow is tied at the top.
Little bag is made with 2 pieces of 6″ x 8″ pieces of Merry Moments DSP. You can see how I add ribbon to the sides of my bags with this sample.