Freshly Brewed Projects: Bags n Boxes

The inspiration for this Freshly Brewed Project is ….

Bags n Boxes

It is that time of year that we are looking for something special to use for gifting, especially for work colleagues, teacher appreciation and secret Santa etc…. This cute bag and topper was inspired by the CEO of Stampin’ Up! Sara Douglas. It was shared on her CEO Facebook page. I just changed the season and will be making this for my upcoming Stamp Clubs.

For this creation I used … Poinsettia Place DSP, Plush Poinsettia Specially Paper, Embroidered Ribbon, Brass Foil Sheets, Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bags, Stitched shapes Dies, Poinsettia Dies, Cut & emboss Machine, Tear Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose liquid glue, and Dimensionals.

To create the Bag Topper:

  • Start with a piece of DSP cut at 4 inches by 6 inches
  • Fold it in half on the 6 inch side so that it is 3 inch by 4 inches.
  • Take the 2nd smallest circle die from the stitched shapes and cut a half circle from the folded edge.
  • Cut 2 pieces of brass foil sheet at 3 inches and stack on top of each other.
  • Next take the largest circle and the 2nd smallest circle from the stitched dies and place them on top of your brass foil one inside the other and run them through the cut & emboss machine. This is used to make the handles. Note: Do not throw away the centre circles they will be used for the tag.
  • Using Liquid glue adhere one Brass circle to either side of the half circle cut from the DSP.
  • Fill your Cello bag with goodies and attach the bag topper with tear & tape. Note: I folded over the top of the cello bag and stapled it closed before attaching the bag topper

To create the tag

  • Cut out one of the Poinsettia images form the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper with the coordinating die (or fussy cut if you do not have the dies)
  • Cut the poinsettia centre from the scraps of Brass foil with the die from the poinsettia dies.
  • cut a 15cm (6 inch) piece of Embroidered ribbon fold it in half and adhere to the centre of one of the centre circles keep from the bag topper.
  • Attach the plush poinsettia with a dimensional.
  • Finish by attaching the brass poinsettia centre to the tag
  • now your tag is ready to attach to your bag.

I love how this bag has turned out. It is a simple and easy way to dress up your gift giving. Let hop over and see what the other ladies have to share with us today. My friend Leonie is next on the list …


Now let’s go hopping …

Here’s the complete list of all participants …


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