Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bag + Tag challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies

This fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies we're challenging you to make a bag with a matching gift tag, either attached to it or separate. There are lots of great bag tutorials out there, and I chose Mini Tote Bag tutorial at Popper&Mimi the to make a set of bags for a recent crafting get-together.

I used the beautiful Pansies digi stamp by our sponsor, Sami Stamps
The tutorial calls for the bag base to be 3.5 inches high, but I made them 4 inches. The pink paper is from Stampin Up! and the other two papers are from Close to my Heart. They are sturdy, if light-weight, papers and were perfect for this project. I used adhesive tapes & ribbons to decorate them.

As I mentioned, I made these for a craft-a-thon at my house last week...several years ago, I met some local crafters online, and we ended up being practically neighbors! We get together every few months and since my Mom is visiting we got together at my house, and I thought these would work nicely to organize our supplies at the table. The green bag was for my Mom, and the pink & blue bags were for my friends and contained small presents. I actually made a fourth one for myself, but it was already filled with crafting supplies by the time I took this photo! Such a handy thing to have, and amazingly sturdy.

I colored the digi stamps with Copics, and used them to decorate the ready-made tags (hand-made, if not by me). I attached them with colored twine.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Fairy Tale: Use a Digital Stamp Image
Miriam's Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge: Containers


Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join the Bag + Tag Challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies,

9 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

These are just so beautiful and fun and such a lovely idea to gift something in.
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Susan Hogan said...

Such pretty bags and so useful too - love the way you used the image on the tag - so pretty. Clever you!

Christina Hicks said...

Crafty Twin this is awesome. I so wish I lived close to you so we could craft together. What a blessing it must be to have that to share with good friends, and your mom. The bags are so pretty, great job.

Helen said...

they are super cute!

Samantha Siemers Ratliff said...

Cute bags, very stylish! =)

What a creative box! =)

Adorable card Monica!

I have featured your card on the Stami Stamps Facebook page. =)

https://www.facebook.com/SamiStamps?ref_type=bookmark

Wynn Walton said...

I love these CG. They are a fab idea and you used DP paper too. I would think this will give you a cleaner finish than a heavier card.....great idea ....must try it. Love all the colours you've chosen too. I would love to have received one of these with craft goodies in....lucky friends xx Hugs Wynn x

Sammy said...

What a brilliant idea hun! I love these! Have added the tutorial to my bookmarks too :-) x

happyglitzygirl said...

These are absolutely wonderful, love them to bits, blessings Hilde

Susanne Rose said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. Have a nice day! Hugs Susanne.