Not only do I enjoy giving gifts, but I love to see the smile on the face of the recipient when the presentation of the gift is unique to their tastes. By combining inexpensive, plain gift bags from the dollar/thrift stores and your Scrap Girls products you can easily create unique packages that will delight the eye of the person you wish to bless. To accomplish this, I am using a template from the ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Bag Bibs template set.
The very first thing I like to do is make a “Save As” copy of my template so that I don’t accidently save the original file and permenantely alter it. To do this create a second transparent layer beneath the template, select File/Save As, then name it the project you are working on. In this case, Dino-Bag.
Next, slide the ScrapGirl’s paper of choice on the first transparent layer, resize and adjust so that the parts of the paper you want to see appear in the “window” of the template.
It’s time to let the creative juices flow! Choose some elements you wish to use to glam-up your bag bibs. Resize and arrange. I wanted to give this bag a special pop, so I added some shadows. Save your finished bib if you want to use it in the future. Print and cut bib with scissors.
Additionally, I made a copy of each element used on the template as I want to give this bag bib dimension by using pop-dots in applying a cut out replica. I slide these copies onto an 8.5 x 11 “Print and Cut Sheet” I made for this project. I also include some additional elements that I want to add to the bag. You can either cut out your elements with scissors or use your Silhouette following these Print and Cut Instructions.
Now it’s time to really have some fun! Take your cut-outs and begin to assemble them on your bag. You can become even more creative, if you are inclined and have the time, by adding glitter, lace and other bling to create your one-of-a-kind gift bag!
I can’t wait to see what your creative minds come up with on this simple project! If you give this project a try, please be sure to post it to Scrap Girls Hybrid Gallery so we can see it too!
And as always . . . Enjoy the Process!!
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Tutorial written by Lei Maier