Friday, September 9, 2011

Heartfelt Wednesday...

 Here's a little gift bag I created using some of the Basket collection and the AWESOME flower background stamp!!!  It's actually a poinsettia background set but it works so well as an everyday background too!!! 
 This little pocket on the front can hold a tag or a gift card (or CASH). 
 Did a little stitching on the "pocket" to give it a little more finishing and also to hold the front flap down without the use of glue. 
The little tag was stamped with the basketweave background and then cut with the basket die.  It is snipped along the edge of the handle so it can slide on and off of the bag. 

HCPC 3413 Basketweave Background

HCPC 3411 Woven Basket Precut Set
HCD 714 Decorative Layered Basket
998X Holly Background
Zip Dry Glue

Other items used: 

Versafine Sepia Versafine Onyx (Dry pad)
Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Bazzill Cardstock
cream cardstock
Small Kraft Gift Bag
Clear Embossing powder
Fancy Trim
Gold and Blue Tulle
Black Sewing machine thread
Gold Ribbon

Attach fancy trim to top of gift bag. Cut two baskets from die and cream cardstock. Stamp one basket with Sepia ink using the basketweave stamp and emboss with clear ink. Distress with black dry pad and vintage photo ink. Use mat knife to cut out "hole" in basketweave. Tie ribbon around basket. Distress other basket diecut then glue both baskets together. cut one side of basket handle to slip onto bag handle. Stamp Holly background onto rust cardstock using sepia ink. Emboss then distress. Stitch edge around bottom then fold top flap down. Stitch along top of fold to keep flap secure. Distress. attach tulle to strip of scrap paper then attach to holly background "pocket" using zip dry glue. Attach "pocket" by adding glue only around outside and bottom edge. Insert remaining tulle inside bag for filler.


  1. Fantastic gift bag Kerry, love how you used the basket image as the tag.

  2. absolutley fantastic project!!!!

  3. What a cool project! And yes, I have that background and it is one of my favourites! Take care :-)