Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Summer Gift Bag

I needed a gift bag for a prize at one of my recent events and I could not find anything that would really fit what I was giving away (one of the Mini Note Kits in the Under $10 section of the catalog). So I said to myself WWOSD? (What would other stampers do?) and my answer was, make something to fit around it! So I took the Mini Note Kit and put it on a piece of this beautiful retired Summer Picnic DSP and measured around it so that I could use one piece of paper and I scored around the edges so I basically wrapped the Mini Note Kit in the paper and left the top open, so you could take it out. I added two holes to the top and tied some Real Red 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon through the holes. For a little extra I added a flower from the pretties kit, and took the large Real Red button from the Playground designer buttons with some White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon through it for the center of the pretties button. Very simple and it was a huge hit!

If you haven't seen these Mini Note Kits, you need to look at them (sorry I don't have a picture, but I gave it away!) You can find them on page 208 of the current Idea Book & Catalog. They come with a couple of small stamps, note cards and a classic stampin' spot for ONLY $9.95! This is a perfect gift for anyone!!!


Catherine said...

This is really cute, Crissy! LOL on the "WWOSD"! Lately I am loving cherries - not to eat, just to look at - and so I love the DP you chose! Great ribbon and flower, too!

Ellen aka Chipper (SA) said...

I'm so glad to see people other than myself use retired DSP or stamp sets. Sometimes we get so hyped up over using only the new stuff. Anyway....what a great idea! It's a very cute summer bag.

Kim said...

Great gift bag Crissy! This is such cool paper. sigh