Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Clear Box - Gift Bag

Howdy!  I wanted to share with you a new gift bag that I am making for my Craft Fairs this year.  Typically, I add a decorative panel to a brown paper bag.  But, I wanted to add a new dimension to my gift bags.  So, I have added my decorative panel to a clear box, and made it a tote.  

Recipe:  The solid red card stock is Riding Hood Red card stock from Stampin' Up!  It is retired for a few years now.  But I just love the vintage faded red color.  The pattern paper is 25th and Pine by Basic Grey.  I matted the floral pattern paper onto a scrap piece of mint macaroon card stock by Stampin' Up!.  I added a single border stitch with my sewing machine.  The sentiment 'label' is actually cut from a sheet of pattern paper.  I added some sweet blush stitched ribbon from Paper Trey Ink.  I liked how this color of pink complimented the pink in the pattern papers.  I attached the sentiment 'label' with a pair of antique pearl brads from recollections.  And to add a little sparkle, I added a retro silver star mini ornament.

The clear boxes are 5" x 5", and 2" deep.  I left the top flap in tack.  That way, there is a way to 'close' the bag/tote so items don't fall out {smile}.  At first, I was struggling a bit, with how to 'package' these clear box gift bags/totes.  The clear boxes unfold, to lay flat.  Ta Da!  Now, all I have to do is slide these gift totes into a clear bag.  I need to figure out a price.  Don't fret, I will still have my typical paper gift bags {smile}.   Thank you for stopping by, to see what I have been working on.  Now, it's time to bleach some bottle brush trees!

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