Hi everyone!! This week is half over already, is it going by fast for you too?? Summer has finally landed here in the Midwest and we are seeing triple digit temps....yikes! I can't complain though, it's been one heck of a nice summer so far even if we haven't had any rain!
Well, I wanted to send someone a thank you gift for helping me out with something so I made a little card and thought I'd put a gift card of some type in it. A couple of days later I had an epiphany and decided that a gift card wasn't the way to go. We have a certain something in common....our love for a certain little drink called a Lime-a-rita. I decided to buy her a pretty little glass and a HUGE cans of Lime-a-rita, lol! However, just any ole bag with my pretty card wouldn't look right so I decided I needed to make a matching gift bag. You can get plain white (and kraft) bags at the big box craft stores in a package but I ended up getting this one in a 4 pack at my local dollar store.
My friend's not a girly girl, definitely more tom-boy than girly. However, I still wanted it to be feminine so I decided to make the bag and card like I normally would, but just change out the bright frilly type colors I would normally gravitate to for darker richer colors.
Here's a little close up...........
I started out with a navy blue A2 sized card base and layered on a piece of charcoal that I had stamped with DeNami's medium polka dots background (larger dots) then made a white panel using the smaller polka dot background and a couple of petit four sets. I layered that on along with a doily, and a piece of charcoal cardstock that I edge punched on both sides (to make a little band). I finished it off by adding a punched scalloped circle tag and sheer navy bow.
For the bag I basically did the same thing as I did for the card. I did distress the bag with Momento London Fog ink to knock down the brightness a bit. I layered on some Charcoal cardstock then layered on the white panel that I had stamped with the medium polka dots background that I had used earlier along with the same butterfly and flower. I added a piece of navy cardstock to make a base for the tag and added the doily then made a tag to match everything. After I had it all put together I decided it needed more ribbon than just the bow so I carefully pulled up the tag and sides of the charcoal panel and added a length of ribbon. I was much happier with the results then. The ribbon seems like it "anchors" the focal point to the bag now.
- medium polka dots (larger polka dot background)
- mini polka dot background (smaller polka dot background)
- garden accent stamp set (flower)
- decorative butterflies stamp set (butterfly)
- everyday stamp set (sentiments)
Well, I actually made this set several months back, and she LOVED her little gift! Not only did the gift itself fit her but the card and bag did too. Next time you need to give a little gift why not try making a cute little matching bag too?