January 13, 2012

Miniature Gift Bag Art

This little “present with a handle” was inspired by a gift bag. 

Finished Size: 2" Square

I used Penny Black’s Mix & Match Cardstock to create the bag which gives a traditional white interior and allowed me to sand the color away from the exterior edges for a contrasting border.

To hide the cut ends of the cording and add reinforcement to the handles, small strips of white cardstock were adhered to the inside top edges. 

I picked the little girl from the Beep Beep transparent set to use as an embellishment.  A stamped, colored and trimmed image was elevated with dimensional foam.  (Tip/Hint:  If you decide to add a sentiment, as shown on this design, it is easier to do the stamping prior to folding and assembling the bag.)  A coordinating tag and tissue paper for “birthday” or “thinking of you” wishes can be added to personalize the gift. 

These little bags are also fun to design as purses and party favors!

Happy Friday,


Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Sticks & Stones 02-002
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Copic Markers
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Clear Embossing Powder
Other: Black Cording, Sandpaper