The firat one I made, has a matching card. I made it for a friend of mine who recently fell pregnant. I think she needs a bit of spoiling before the baby arrives so I needed a gift bag...
I went all pink and green with the project because I bought pink and green items to give her. These are not her favourite colours, I just thought they worked well together. I inked everything in pink, and then went over lightly in black. The butterfly on the sentiment tag was stamped in black and heat embossed with clear powder, then folded to make it look raised and stuck down with glue. The heart hanging from the safety pin was cut with my cuttlebug using the hearts die.
I put a little embellishment on the side of the bag for some interest (and to cover up the writing from UNISA!)
All the scallops on the papers for the embellishing were hand cut after tracing the shapes using a ruler template. The scallops along the top of the bag were punched with my making memories scallop punch.
The handles were made using twisted chord, I found it at a store this weekend and think it will be perfect for these bag projects. The material is very sturdy. And, alas, I bought a new paper pad this weekend which just had to be used, so the flower pattern is new....at least the rest all came from my scrap stash :)
Join me tomorrow to see the matching card, and have a fantabulous Monday!