Monday, 2 March 2015

Inspiration by Gwyneth - March - Oh Baby Mine Gift Bag

Good Morning Everybody!

Hi everybody.

I'm in the process of putting together some items to donate to a charity rafle and auction that my brother-in-law is organising, and one of the items I've made is a scarf.  I decided that it would look better if I packaged it in some way, and decided that a strong gift bag would be best.  I also decided that I needed to include information on the washing instructions for the scarf - so my solution was to make a matching tag with a pocket on the back to include a ball band from the yarn.

I used  "Oh Baby Mine" kit that was launched on the 1st in the Dragons Lair Designs store.  Although lovely for baby cards and scrapbook pages I wanted to inspire you to use the kit for other projects as well.

This is a photo of the front of the finished bag -

Stamping Dragon Designs Item:
Items from the "Oh Baby Mine Collection" available - here - in the store.

250gsm Super Smooth cardstock, Centura Pearl Cardstock, Quick Grab Web Glue, Eyelets, Left Over Yarn From My Crocheting Project
Hougie Board, Scissors, Crop-a-dial, My Craft Studio Software, Black Fine Gel Pen

This is what I did:
I took elements from the kit into the My Craft Studio software and resized to what I required, copying some several times and layering some up, such as the topper for the bag front, giving the "folded" paper a drop shaddow look before putting on the lighter background for the topper.  Everything was then printed out and cut out.

I took large sheets of Centura Pearl Cardstock (I think they were 16" square) and scored and folded ready to make my bag.  I then decorated the bag front panel and the back panel, with my chosen backgrounds from the collection and the toppers I'd put together from other collection elements, before gluing it together so that I was working on a firm surface rather than trying to stick onto a dimensional bag.

For the back panel I've cut along the top of the ribbon and bow element before sticking it on and decorating with the butterfly.  This slit is to allow me to put in a picture of the scarf with my contact details on it.

I used my Crop-a-dial to punch holes in the bag top as well as the top of the tag I'd designed, also using the tool to add white eyelets to the items..  I used the yarn I'd used to crochet the scarf to tie the top of the bag together as well as to attach the tag.
You will notice that part of the decoration I've added to both the front and back of the bag, as well as the tag, are several runs of "faux stitiching" using a black pen.
I've left plenty of space on the back of the tag for whoever gets the scarf to write a greeting if they wish to give it as a gift to somebody else.  I used another piece of the backing paper to make a pocket on the back of the tag to slip in one of the ball bands from the yarn with a little of the yarn attached.  That way the final recipient will know the wool content of the chunky yarn used as well as the washing instructions.

And that is it from me for today.
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Till next time - Have Fun Crafting!
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janna'scraftingattic said...

That's gorgeous and lovely colours x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Hi Gwyneth this is gorgeous
Gr Karin

Ewelina Nowak said...

beautiful work :) hugs xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

How lovely Gwyneth! I'm sure the recipient will trease the bag as well as the contents!
Dawn xx


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