Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A hand bag gift bag.

For a couple of years now I've admired the Christmas Love Campaign and all the inspiration it produced and now I'm so pleased to be part of it myself as a design team member. 

What better way to give a small gift than with a gift bag, well, a handbag gift bag to be exact.

To make the inside of the gift bag I used an ordinary paper bag and cut it down to 4" high. The bottom has one of those folded gussets (if that's the right word) so I measured from the top of the flap as it'll be opened and flattened out at the base to sit in the bag itself.

I cut two pieces of card, 10 x 4" (4" is the width of my paper bag) and 7 1/2 x 4.  I scored  the longer one at 3 and 7 1/2" and the shorter one at just 3". 

Glue the two base pieces together as shown below. 

Now comes the fun bit, the decorating. I chose to use some gorgeous polkadot paper in a collection by Fancy Pants called Happy Go Lucky to cover the bag front, back and flap. I die cut some flowers using Core'dinations Glitter cardstock which is perfect for Christmas projects.

I made a tag to go on the gift bag and decorated it with Susan's Snow Man stamp and finished the bag off with twine and ribbons from CanvasCorp and May Arts Ribbons.

Perfect for little goody's.

To start off this wonderful year 5th year of the Christmas Love Campaign, we are having a Hand-made Christmas Contest
What you have to do: 
*Follow along during our Hand-made Christmas event from November 2 - November 16, 2013 at Susan K Weckesser Inc blog 
*Like the Christmas Love Campaign Facebook page ---> HERE. 
*Make your own Hand-Made gift. (it can be something you designed yourself or if you want try something that the designers have created please go ahead and have fun and do that!) 
*Take a picture and post it on our facebook page. Or if you have Instagram post it there and tag it #craftuplove , #christmaslovecampaign & #susankweckesserinc so I see it! You can find me @ [SUSANKWECKESSER] on Instagram, so come follow me and I would LOVE to follow you! So much fun! 
*Give your gift to a neighbour or stranger to make them smile! SPREAD THE LOVE! 
*Come back to our Hand-Made Christmas post and let us know that you have crafted up some love and you will be entered to win a awesome prize pack from the above sponsors. The prize will include lots of goodies so you can craft up more love! How awesome is that! You have until November 17, 2013 at midnight MST to enter. Have fun! 

I hope I've inspired you to create and join the fun.


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