Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Off the Page - Gift Bag

Welcome, I hope you have enjoyed the Design Team's "Off the Page" projects featuring Paper House products. For my project, I transformed a plain gift bag.  I re-purposed a popular clothing store's shopping bag into this fun birthday gift bag.  With the huge variety of Paper House themed embellishments, you can make a personalized gift bag for any hobby, holiday, or occasion.      
Here's how I did it!
1. The first step is to apply a strip of coordinating washi tape along the top edge of the gift bag so that it will have a nice neat & durable finished edge. Open the gift bag and place a small plastic box inside the bag so that you have something firm to press against while attaching the washi tape. Start applying the washi tape inconspicuously on the side panel of the bag so the join is not obvious.  Allow half of the width of the tape to overhang the edge of the bag. Next, clip the four corners of the washi tape up to the edge of the paper bag. Then begin to fold the washi tape over and stick it to the inside of the bag.
2. Cut out one cupcake from the Little Lady 8" paper pad and apply texture paint over the icing. Before the texture paint dries, sprinkle small beads over the wet paint. Then gently press each bead half way into the icing using a toothpick so that they are embedded and will be firmly attached when dry.

3. Next, cut out and attach a cherry to the top of the cupcake. Assemble the cupcake topper by mounting it on a scalloped circle and then attaching it to a bit of patterned paper and again onto white cardstock. 

4. Finally, assemble the gift bag front by attaching the cupcake topper onto the 8x8" cupcake paper. Then embellish the bottom edge of the gift bag with a border strip and a row of Candle Puffy Stickers.  Lastly, personalize the gift bag with a special message or perhaps add their name using alphabet stickers.

TIP: Don't forget to decorate both sides of the gift bag and make a matching gift tag.

A Closer Look:

The photo quality Puffy Candle Stickers have a unique look and feel, and have incredible detail with multiple levels of texture which make them irresistible.

Check out the Puffy Candle Stickers HERE

Little Lady 8" paper pad (Paper House), Candles Puffy Stickers (Paper House), chipboard scalloped circle, washi tape, Snow Writer Texture Paint (DecoArt), beads, alphabet stickers, gift bag

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PS: Don't forget to visit the Paper House Blog for the last three days of "Off the Page" projects.  Thanks for Visiting!

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