Monday, January 18, 2016

Thanks friend gift bag

** 1/22/16 Top 3 at Cut It Up! **

Hey there, crafty peeps! Hope your New Year is off to a great start - it's hard to believe (well, not really) that this month is half over already! I don't normally do three posts in one day but I have a super fun project to share with you using some new stamps and dies. ;)

The goodie bag die from Lawn Fawn was among my Christmas crafty haul (compliments of hubby) and is A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.! Of course, the bag HAS to be cut in kraft cardstock, but the stamps, dies and embellishments can be tailored to fit pretty much any occasion. The possibilities are endless and I see lots of these in my future!

These awesome flowers and foliage are from Paper Smooches, and I've fallen in love with them! It's the Natural Beauties stamp set which I received as a TAM gift with an order back in November so I went ahead and purchased the coordinating die set. So glad I did! I stamped the sentiment on vellum and cut a fish tail banner which I adhered diagonally across the largest flower. To finish the look, I adhered some randomly placed sequins for a little sparkle. Love, love, love!

And here's a shot of the back just so you can see how adorable this little bag is! Looks just like the real thing! ;)

Happy to enter this adorable gift bag in the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Cut Brown Bag cardstock, Vellum
  • Stamps: Paper Smooches Natural Beauties stamp set
  • Ink: Spectrum Noir- CG3, CG4, DG2, DG3, DR6, CR1, EB6; Memento Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Rhubarb Stalk and Espresso Truffle inks
  • Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die, Paper Smooches Natural Beauties Icons
  • Accessories: MISTI, Doodlebug Design pink sequins, Stampin' Up! basic pearl jewels (#119247), Stampin' dimensionals (#104430), Darice foam

Okay, that's it from me today. Hope you've enjoyed this project and I thank you for stopping by - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Sounds like you had some really nice gifts for Christmas :) Your bag is adorable. I'm so glad you played with us at Addicted To Stamps and More. This is the first time I've seen the tool used to make the bag. Love it!

  2. This is a lovely little goodie bag, Leslie. Beautiful stamping and great layout. The sequins add the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

  3. Hi Leslie! Great gift bag.. you wouldn't need to put a present in it - it's a present in itself! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!
    Viv (DT)

  4. What a thoughtful gift from your husband and what a great gift bag for your friend. Thanks for joining us at Natalie and Amy's this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  5. Oh that's a wonderful gift bag. Great colours and lovely design.

    Thanks for playing along with our Crafty Time Challenge for January and good luck!

    Happy crafty new year and Hugs
    Doris *DT*

    DT Crafty Time
    DT Die Sketchtanten
    Kleido’s BastelStüble

  6. What a darling gift bag - it's a gift in and of itself. Thanks for joining our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

  7. What a fabulous creation, love the bag and those flowers and die are now on my wish list.
    Thank you for joining our Girly and Sparkly challenge this week at Allsorts.


  8. Thanks for sharing your gift bag with the 'Anything Goes' challenge over at CRAFTY FRIENDS... I love the shape of the bag and the way you have decorated it... good luck in the draw and hope to see you again.
    Diane Louise (DT) xx

  9. This is gorgeous,love the fab

  10. what a great bag. love the flowers on the front too. Well done and thank you for joining us over at little patch of crafty friends. Erica (DT) xx

  11. Love your bag.. so beautiful..
    Thank you for sharing at My Crafting Stories 1st Challenge.


  12. How cool is this goodie bag - love the cut out and 3-d effect on the front. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Pile it ON Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  13. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    AnyOldCraft (DT)

  14. A really super gift bag Leslie, it's sure to make someones gift extra special, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  15. Wow, what a brilliant transformation from a plain kraft bag to an awesome work of heart !!

  16. Oh this is fabulous, nice gift! Love the Kraft Bag and then how you totally jazzed it up, it's beautiful! Fantastic flowers and I love your Vellum strip and sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Blog!

  17. I love this super gift bag. It would be a delight to receive. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  18. I love it! That chunky flower is just beautiful. I love its colors.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our New Beginnings - Decorate a Paper Bag challenge!


  19. Beautiful Gift Bag! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion, hope to see more of your delightful projects! Rina

  20. I love this cute little bag. Makes the fight even more special! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  21. What a fabulous bag. I love all the extras you've added to decorate. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you for our next challenge!
    Jennifer, DT

  22. Lovely bag that I am sure anybody would love to receive. Thank you for joining us at The Path of Positivity. Pippa DT PoP

  23. A wonderful gift bag, Lesley! Great stamping! Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations for our stamp and Die challenge and good luck!

  24. Your bag is so beautiful! Such a lovely design. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  25. A great bag!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes” challenge over at Crafty Friends.
    Hope to see you again in our current challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)


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