Last night I needed a generic gift bag for a little care package for a friend whose house flooded during Hurricane Harvey, so this is the quick and easy gift bag I made that suited the purpose!
I found a medium size kraft gift bag that happened to have a business name printed on it. That wouldn’t do, of course, so I cut a piece of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack to cover the printing. If I was going to take a little more time with it, I probably would have put a layer of cardstock underneath the designer paper. But this was fine.
Next I stamped two daisies from the Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set in the same color as the paper, Berry Burst and punched them out with the Daisy Punch. You can buy both the punch and the stamp set together in the Daisy Delight Photopolymer Bundle and save 10%. I guarantee you, you will also want the coordinating Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. Rather than stamping a center for the daisies, I layered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals and used a Gold Faceted Gem. These Silver and Gold Faceted Gems are different than other adhesive “dots” we have had, very rich looking! You have to have them in your stash!
This is what I love about stamping! Instead of feeling like I didn’t have an appropriate gift bag and running out to buy one, I just found something I already had and decorated it in a very simple fashion and it was good to go! It only took a few minutes. I probably couldn’t have gotten out of my neighborhood to go to a store that fast! You know that a gift bag you decorate yourself, however simple or elaborate, will bring a smile to the recipient over the standard gift bags in the stores! (and if it doesn’t, then they are not “worthy”, as we like to say!!)
Save a few of these little shopping bags you probably receive at least in some of the stores where you shop, or you can buy a bunch at the craft store. Then you have those on hand to decorate with paper and embellishments for any occasion! You also can make a quick and easy gift bags!