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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valentine Gift Bag with 2 Big Hearts and a Punched Bow

Today's post is a decorated gift bag.  I made 10 of these for our demonstrator meeting last weekend, one for each person who was coordinating one of the Make & Takes. 

Gift Bag decorated with die cut hearts and a punched bow

These bags are quick and easy to make:  The big hearts are made using the Hearts Framelits, the bow was punched with the Bow Builder Punch, the little heart on the tag is from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, the tag itself is the Note Tag punch backed by a piece of black paper that has the corners rounded. I can't even imagine trying to make all these cutting the parts by hand. I love my dies and punches.

Bow made with Stampin'UP!'s Bow Builder Punch
This is a versatile color combination:  Basic Black and Crisp Cantaloupe.  Our demo meeting was focused on Valentines but I wanted colors that would be good for a Bridal shower or Baby shower too. 

For me, one of the biggest "whoo! hoo!" things to cheer about for Stampin'UP! is color coordination - ink - paper - ribbon and trim - even Designer paper.  

The DSP on this project is from a little pad called Stacked with Love, which is full of red & black and Crisp Cantaloupe designs. I think this candy strip pattern so sweet.

Tag made with Stampin'UP!'s Note Tag Punch and the stamped image from Chalk Talk
Top it off with a bit of Crisp Cantaloupe Bakers Twine and a rhinestone and Voila!

The Thank-you sentiment is from a set called: Chalk Talk, which is available in either clear mount or wood mount. It was the perfect set of words to show my gratitude to the meeting helpers.

The stamped image had a heart, but it seemed like a lot of black at the bottom of the bag, so I added the little punched heart and the rhinestone to add some color and sparkle.

I started with a plain white bag. These bags are available at lots of stores and they are really easy to decorate, whether for Valentines, Birthday, wedding, or a shower.  Or as a Thank-you like I did here.

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