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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Simple Decorated Gift Bag

Hello everyone!!  Last night our women's group at church went on a Mystery Trip!  We took the ladies to a mystery destination (first stop was supper at a wonderful little sandwich/wrap shop) and while we were there we had an ornament exchange.  We were suppose to wrap our ornament and so I bought a bag at Walmart for $1 and COULDN'T leave it plain!  This is the bag that I decorated with my new favorite stamp set and twine.


Pretty simple but it sure decorated up the package!  I used pop dots to keep the banners in just the right place. 


I used my tiny hole punch to punch holes in the corners of each banner and then threaded my twine on my super sharp needle with a large eye.  I then threaded the twine through the punched holes to hang them.  Super easy that way to get the twine through the tiny holes.

Do you have any packages to decorate this year?  I decided to forgo the bright, colorful wrapping paper this year and am going to use Kraft paper and decorate each package individually with stamps and twine.  I think I'll love seeing them all under the tree!

In case you are wondering, after we ate, we all boarded the trolley and took a Christmas lights tour of the town!  It was a lot of fun (even though I had to ride the church van behind the trolley since the trolley could only fit 27 and we had a group of 35!). 


It was a fun night!


I also wanted to briefly tell you about one of the ornaments I gave at the ornament exchange last night.  McPherson has a store called Clayworks operated by the Disability Supports of the Great Plains.  Their clients with disabilities for whom the challenges are too great to achieve competitive community-based employment come to the Clayworks store and make ornaments, necklaces and plaques out of clay.  They paint them and decorate them.  Each time an item is sold, the person who created that item earns the income from the sale!  Isn't that a wonderful program?  If you live close to the McPherson area, please try to stop by and support this organization!  Their store is located on Main Street right next to The Well.

Have a great day today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Banner Builder, Fresh Alphabet
Paper: Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Kraft
Ink: Pure Poppy, True Black, Palette Landscape
Other: Banner Dies, Twinery Twine, Hole Punch, Pop Dots

22 comments:

  1. Oh, I just love it when a simple thing makes such a HUGE impact. Very clever!

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  2. What a great gift presentation! What a fun color combination to use...I am in love with the banner stamps and dies as well!

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  3. What a lovely gift bag Jen! So so fun.

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  4. a beautifully wrapped gift makes all the difference!

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  5. Simple and Cute ....... LOVE IT!!! Do you know if Clayworks ships? This is so beautiful!!

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  6. Love your bag Jen, so colorful and festive! Sounds like you all had a wonderful evening!

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  7. Love it, Jen! I have wanted to use the banner set with a bag, too! Thanks for reminding me...yours is awesome!

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  8. The banners certainly dress up the bag!!

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  9. Jen I LOVE the bag! Sounds like a FUN night.. and what a WONDERFUL program!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  10. That banner on the gift bag.......how flippin' cute is that?!?!?

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  11. I love how you used the round little banners! This was absolutely perfect for your bag!!! Using the pop-dots was a great idea, too! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

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  12. Wow Jen! What a wonderful idea! You and those banners...gotta love them AND your use of the baker's twine! Now, I know where you were last night when I was on MSN lookin for ya!

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  13. Wow Jen! What a wonderful idea! You and those banners...gotta love them AND your use of the baker's twine! Now, I know where you were last night when I was on MSN lookin for ya!

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  14. First off, your banner is adorable! I love the way you hung it with the twine.

    Second, what a fantastic idea, your mystery trips! They sound like so much fun.

    Third, that is such a wonderful program and a beautiful ornament.

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  15. Love the way you dressed up a plain gift bag -- it makes such a big impact. I'm loving the banner set, too -- just got the dies in my last order, though, and haven't had a chance to use them yet. Oh -- and I'm really enjoying my new baker's twine from The Twinery. You're the reason I took the plunge and bought it after reading about the sale on your blog. Thanks for the tip and all the inspiration!

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  16. Very cute! Love how you used the twin to thread them. Glad you had a good time with your church group too.

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  17. that bag is AWESOME with your embellishment!!! (I really need to use that set!!)

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  18. Jen - you're the BOMB.... this bag is the CUTEST!!! Thank you SO much for visiting me today, you definitely put a smile on my face!

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  19. What a neat use of the banner set. It looks great on the bag and with the twine. Great job!

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  20. Too cute!!! I knew you would rock this set! ;) Adorable gift bag! I love the colors and how such a simple banner can jazz up a bag! Love it!

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  21. So cute! And what a great organization to support!

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  22. Wow,this is so cute! What an adorable gift bag! Love how the banner totally makes the bag just pop!

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