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2/14/12

A Quick and Easy Gift Bag



It's Marie here and I  get to share a tip on how to make a cute gift bag quicker than you can blink an eye!    I am using an adorable image called  Cherry Cupcake  by Wild Rose Studio.  I think she has such a cute face and is a perfect stamp for any kind of celebration.    

E000, E11, R20

G20, YG63, G40 (This is one of my favorite color combinations!) 

B000, B12, B32
Y0000, Y000, Y32

Hair:  E40, E42, E44, W6 and a White Sharpie
Sponged with Memento Bamboo Shoots Dye Ink  (Tsukineko)
Colorless Blender:  I dotted the dress with a coorless blender to add texture.  The Blender will push the ink our of the way.  The texture will lighten as it dries.  You can always go back and increase the amount of texture.   

This is a plain gift bag that can be purchased in packed of 10.   
Tip:  I frequently use white so it will coordinate with whatever my color theme is for any given project.   



Background layer cut at 8.5 in. x 4.5 in. 
Top layer of designer paper cut at:  3.75 in x 5.5 in.
Focal image mat cut with Petite Small  Nestabilities Die (Spellbinder).   I use a combination of Petite Oval (Small/Large) Nestabilities Die.   


Left:  flat    Right:  Scored, Sponged, Curled 

I like to make veins with a scoring tool, sponge with various colors of ink and curl with scissors slightly. Notice how much more dimension the lea on the right has when compared to the one on the left.   The extra detail gives the leaf a more realistic look.  


The layers were adhered and the gift bag was embellished with ribbon, flowers and leaves.  I added Platinum Stickles (Ranger)  to the bow. 

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial on making a quick and easy gift bag for that special little girl.  I have a "little" friend that has her name on this one!   Now..... I wonder  what  I should put in it for her little surprise?   

Don't forget to stop by our iCopic Blog tomorrow and see what surprise Melissa has in store for you!
Hugs,
Marie XX

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