Embellish a Bag - Have Some Fun!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hello crafty friends. Sorry that I did not blog much last week. I have been working on projects for several surprise announcements coming up on my blog. Shhhhhhhh.....can't reveal anything now but stay tuned to find out all of the GREAT NEWS I received last week.

Today I wanted to share my latest altered project. I'm making gift bags for most of my gift giving this year. I designed it after getting inspiration over at Embellish Magazine and their fun "Bags - Color Challenge".

I also entered this over at Paper Issues for their Scallop Challenge.
I didn't like the plain white handles on this bag, so I covered them with black ribbon to dress it up a bit. Here's a picture of the white handle and one covered in ribbon.

I used shiny gray paper to frame the front of the bag. I also added gray tissue paper on the inside. I love patterned paper and used polka dot pink, polka dot black, and scallops on the bottom of the bag.

I was in Bath & Body Works on Saturday and they are selling these beautiful felt blooms. I got one in a dark pink color. I think it fits in so well with the color combo on the gift bag.

This was such a fun bag to make. Can't wait to show you some others that I'm making with a Christmas theme. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your week. Stay tuned to the blog this week for more new projects and surprise announcements.

Supplies:
Gift bag: Michael's craft store; Glitter tag: TPC Studios - Girlfriends; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon - This Little Piggy and The Girls Paperie - Paper Girl; Felt Flower - Bath & Body Works
CraftyGirl said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!! I love the black, pink and white with those darling little polka dots!! Can't wait to hear the news you have to share!!
barb :)

Cassie said...

It's so fabulous!!!
I love some scallops!!!
=)

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

Kate said...

Super bag! I love the tag especially. Great job!

Jean said...

This is so pretty!

Audrey Frelx said...

What a pretty bag, and that flower is to die for!!! It's so beautiful!!!

Charlene Austin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the polka dots, the scallops and that flower!! I was about to beg you for a tutorial on how to make it till I read that you bought it.

Thanks so much for playing and your secret news sounds super exciting.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I love love love love love that bag!!!! That flower is TOO DIE FOR!!!!!! And can't wait to hear your announcement! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

BabyBokChoy said...

Fantastic bag, love it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty, these colors are just perfect together, thanks for sharing!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

What a beauty! Love the flower!

Deanne :)

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Angi!! I love love love this!!! And I can't wait to hear all the exciting news too (wink-wink)

Jamie Lane said...

I love altering bags...this one is sooo wonderful! Love your colors and the design, just perfect!

Sabr said...

Such a pretty bag! That flower wouldn't be too hard to make either!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great bag, Angi! I love the edges of the flower and never would have thought to change up the handles with ribbon! Great job!!

Traveling Mama said...

This is adorable! I love that flower! Thanks so much for playing along with Embellish!

Emily Branch said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Congrats on making top 6 on Embellish Magazine!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Congratulations on being What's Hot! Your bag is lovely!!

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