Saturday, October 19, 2013

Paper Gift Bag

This weekend had a very nice start!  I caught up with two of the most lovely ladies, to craft it up!  We get together a few different times of the year, and paper craft. We talk about what's going on in our lives, laugh, and truly enjoy each others company.  So, when The Hen House, hosted another stamp retreat this fall, we all signed up to attend, and requested to sit together.  
One of the paper crafting traditions, is to craft something for your table mates. Yes, there is such a term, and yes, that is what we are!  Since I have been making some holiday gift bags, I thought why not make a paper gift bag, to hold some treats for these ladies.  So, here is what I made!

I used paper that I already had on hand, and mix and matched different stamp companies.  The long text stamp is from Tim Holtz.  It says, 'imagination is more important than knowledge. for while knowledge defines all we already know and understand. imagination leads us to all we might yet discover and create.'   The initials and 'my friend' are from Stampin' Up!.  The tag at the top of the bag, 'just for you' is from Paper Trey Ink.  I adhered the same pattern paper to small clothes pins to help hold the bag closed.  The ribbons are from my stash, and the vintage buttons from Paper Trey Ink.
I hope this weekend finds time for you to do what you love!  And spend some time with those who are important to you. 
Well, I am off to bed.  I will share a photo of the cupcakes I need to finish tomorrow.  3 dozen white cake and 3 dozen chocolate cake, with a sweet cream filling, topped with a whipped pink butter cream frosting, and a light dusting of edible glitter.

1 comment:

Betty Wright said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Sharon! Love the colors, details, and patterns. Great size for a gift bag, too!