First, I cut a strip of Smokey Shadow felt by Papertrey Ink 10" x 5" and trimmed the ends with pinking shears. Then I folded it in half and stitched up the two sides with my sewing machine, leaving the top open.
Next, I cut a handle with the new Get a Handle On It dies and two coordinating papers. (The stripe is the back of the floral.) Put all of that patterned paper in your stash to work for you! :)
I scored and folded the handle and wrapped it around the felt bag. Don't forget to add your gift inside before added the handle on top. (But yes, you can reopen it later, don't worry.)
The strip of paper was pulled through the center and folded over.
I punched a hole through everything (the bag too) with my Crop-a-dile.
...and added it to the center in the punched hole. The brad will keep it closed, so the items inside won't fall out. You can take the brad out to reopen the bag.
Then I wanted to make a card to go with it...
I used the new Birthday Style stamp set and dies. If you make the card less than 5 x 5", it will fit inside the bag with the gift!
To coordinate the card with the gift bag, I used another piece of the stripe, along with some patterned papers by Papertrey Ink (Sweet Blush Pattern Pack and Ripe Avocado Pattern Pack) cut with the Birthday Style dies, Sweet Blush ribbon, a Crate Paper brad and a sentiment from Birthday Style. All layered on Soft Stone cardstock. LOVE Soft Stone lately! Gray is my new favorite neutral. I have a few rooms in my house painted gray now and just love it.
Go see what the other girls made too!
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
With Love gift bag:
STAMPS: To You From Me, Bountiful Banners
INK: Sweet Blush, New Leaf, True Black
PAPER: Pretty Party by Crate Paper
DIES: Get a Handle On It, Bountiful Banners
OTHER: Smokey Shadow felt, Pretty Party brad by Crate Paper.
Birthday Wishes card:
STAMPS: Birthday Style
INK: True Black
PAPER: Soft Stone cardstock, Sweet Blush Pattern Pack, Ripe Avocado Pattern Pack
DIES: Birthday Style dies
OTHER: Sweet Blush ribbon, Pretty Party brad by Crate Paper.