Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wednesday Trends - Holiday Gift Bag

Hello Everyone - Theresa here with this week's Wednesday Trends. With the holidays upon us and being in the Christmas spirit I have seen gift bags pop up everywhere. We all love to make cards to give to friends and loved ones...why not extend that to a gift bag. You can make them as clean and simple as you want or all the way to elegance. Nice thing is a plain gift bag is about 60 cents and the premade ones are about $4. I put together a quick tutorial to help you get started.

Here is a list of supplies you need:

  • Gift bag
  • Ribbon
  • Stamp Sets
  • Art Philosophy or your favorite shape cutting materials
  • Your favorite coloring medium
  • Cardstock and or Patterned Paper 

Cut out your desired shapes and adhere to the front of the bag. For my bag I also cut a design for the top of the bag and wrapped it around the bag. You're probably wondering, "Why did she put the large square on before stamping?" I thought I would add some patterned paper and then my images, but I really liked the kraft paper I used...it started to look like a gingerbread house and I decided to keep it. I didn't have a problem stamping my sentiment or adhering my images.


For my bag I used the stamp sets - Seasons Greetings and Penguin Pals. I totally love this bag and how it came out. I'll be wrapping my gift to me in my bag! I had a great time putting this together and it took no more time then a card.

Well I'll be back on Friday with a great $$ Find. I hope you liked my project. Thanks for stopping by. Head on over to the store - get your last minute stamp sets!!


  1. LOVE the bag! I like the colors and that the bag is clean and simple with a touch of class and elegance. Great job Theresa!

  2. Beautiful Theresa, love making gift bags and yours is fabulous!! Beautiful Kraft and red against the white!! Love this stamp set and is wonderful used with your bag!

  3. Fantastic bag, Theresa. Love the Kraft cardstock. What a homespun feel it gives the this beautiful bag. The edger under that red ribbon is FAB.

  4. What an adorable bag, Theresa!!! That kraft paper does look a little like gingerbread and I love it as the bg for the stamped images, which, by the way, have some fab shading on them!!!


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