Hello, crafty friends! I have a project to share with you today from another one of Spellbinders’ new collections – Celebrate You. Spellbinders sent me the Gift Bag die set to play with, and it is now available in their online shop. For the second day in a row, I am sharing a project that is not a card! I love making cards, but it has been fun to create other things.

Supplies

Spellbinders – Gift Bag Die Set  

Spellbinders – Petite Floral Potpourri Die Set 

Spellbinders – Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

 Spellbinders – Silver Glimmer Hot Foil Roll

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

 Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System 

Creative Process

There are two dies in the Gift Bag set, and you cut each of them twice in order to create a bag with handles. I used white card stock to cut my pieces.  After die cutting, you just need to score the pieces along the score lines that the dies create. I assembled my bag using Scor-Tape. I wanted to embellish my bag with dies, which is why I went for a blank white canvas for the basic bag structure.

I cut out a bunch of white flowers and leaves using the Petite Floral Potpourri set. This set is perfect for this little bag. I then adhered the die cuts to the bag with liquid glue. For the little, round center pieces of the flowers, I used Copic markers to add color. I also added a few sequins to some of the flowers. I love the tone on tone look of this, as well as the dimension the flowers add. 

I made my own tiny tag by hot foiling the sentiment onto a piece of white card stock and then blending some pale yellow ink over it. The foil acts as a resist, so the ink doesn’t cover up the words. I used the matching sentiment die to cut out the sentiment, and then I just pierced a hole at the top so that I could slip some silver thread through. I tied this to the handle, added some pale blue tissue, and I was done! This is such a sweet little bag to give to someone and let them know they’re appreciated.

The design possibilities for this little gift bag are endless, but I can tell you that there is a lot of patterned paper in my craft room just waiting to be used with this die set! There are also many different options for handles – you don’t have to use the die included in the set. You can use ribbon, twine, or you can make some other sort of paper handle.

I hope this sweet little bag brings a smile to your face. Thank you so much for joining me again as I try out something other than a card. I’ll see you next time!

Wishing you all a crafty day,

Allison

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