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Boutique Gift Bag

Welcome to the May Arts Blog!  We’re so excited to be sharing this week with the Stampendous Design Team.

My project for you today features a Stampendous Clear Set that’s perfect for spring called Nest Egg and a product that I’ve fallen in love with, called Fran-tage Aged Aqua Embossing Enamel

We’re going to turn this nice but very plain Jane paper bag…

into this boutique worthy piece of art:

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Instructions

  1. Cut the tag from the bag discard the twine.   Stamp the sentiment onto the tag.  Sponge around the tag with ink.   Take 3 lengths of May Arts twine, braid together, then tie the tag onto the bag and flip to the inside.

  1. Apply Helmar 450 Quick Dry to the bag cuff working with a small section at a time; apply moss while the glue is wet.
  1. Stamp the nest image onto Kraft cardstock with Versamark Ink.  Heat emboss with clear detail embossing powder.  “Fussy cut” the nest.  Use a craft knife to cut out some of the small spaces.  Attach to the bag with foam tape.
  1. Stamp several sizes of the solid egg image with Aegean blue ink.   Heat to dry with the heat gun.  Stamp the eggs again with the detail image eggs using Versamark Ink.  Sprinkle liberally with Stampendous Aged Aqua Embossing Enamel.  Heat from the underside of the image until the enamel melts.

I just love the texture and shine and each one looks so different!  Now just tuck a few feathers around the nest with glue dots to secure to complete the look and sponge the edges of the bag with ink.

  1. Flip the tag back to the outside of the bag, tie a 4 loop bow with May Arts Textured Lines ribbon.  Tie the bow onto bag handle.

Every time I make this bow, I always get questions on how to do it, so I thought I’d give you a quick tutorial.  I used a 4 loop bow for this project but you can use any number of loops depending on the size bow you want to make. 

Decide how full and how big you want your ribbon to be.  Fold your ribbon back and forth until you reach the desired size.

Making sure the ribbons are even, cut notches on both sides of the ribbon at the center point making sure not to cut all way through. 

Now just tie a separate piece of ribbon around the center.  Be sure to leave the tails long enough to tie onto your project.  Fluff the loops and you’re done!

Thanks so much for joining us on the May Arts/Stampendous Blog Hop.  Be sure to check back to what the other designers have created to inspire you.

You can find a printable tutorial here.

Blog post by: Charlene Driggs

 

  1. Tanya Hulbert

    I missed it last week too.  Gorgeous and so glad I went back a few days!

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  2. Stampendous Graphics

    Not sure how I missed commenting on this last week. It's just incredible! You've created a real masterpiece. Thanks so much for the fantastic job you've done with our stamps!

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  3. Bev Gerard

    Wowwwwwzers!!!!
    I'm completely in love with this project, Charlene!!
    ~Bev

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  4. S Kujawa

    Just beautiful and very creative!

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  5. Lynda

    That bag is sure a keeper!

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  6. Kristie Maynard

    That is just gorgeous!  TFS!

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  7. Rebecca Ednie

    This is gorgeous! I love the nest stamp with the enamel embossing. Such a fan look. 

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  8. Brenda Smalle

    It just screams outdoors and soft woodsy colors!   Beautiful bag.

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  9. Jan Garber

    This is my favorite Frantage product also! Love what you have done with it!

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  10. Ellen

    Beautiful  bag! Definitely would look fabulous on my shelf! thanks for sharing how to make the bow!

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  11. Laura Cox

    This is just stunning!  Love it, and that ribbon bow is gorgeous….thanks for the tips!

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  12. DebbieC.

    Gorgeous gift bag. I really like the enamelled embossing effect and the ribbon sets it off.

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  13. sue wisniewski

    terrific bag!!! 
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  14. Sue D

    Wow–fabulous bag and love the enameled eggs.

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  15. alice hancock

    I love the tip on clipping the ribbon in the center to make a bow!

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  16. tabitha grace jones

    Absolutely gorgeous – you did amazing!  I would put this on a shelf as home decor – love this creative style!

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  17. debb

    A work of art is right! who cares what's inside – haha! beautiful- so natural- love it!

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  18. NWFlamingo

    Very beautiful.  Love the nest and the feathers are a perfect touch.

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  19. Ruby C

    Love what you've done with this bag. Love the color combination. Great tutorial!

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  20. Rea

    Wow!  Awesome bag,  so earthy.  I love it.  

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  21. Sue McRae

    Wow, what an amazing project!

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  22. Indy

    What a lovely bag!

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  23. Amanda Coleman

    Great bow tutorial!  I stink at making bows.  I'll have to try one of these!

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  24. Bethany Becker

    Gorgeous bag!

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  25. Kayla F.

    That is beautiful!

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  26. Amy Jones

    Wow you really did transform that plain lil bag into something great.  awesome job…

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  27. Susan Jensen

    WOW!!!! I love this style. Im a gardener so Moss , ribbon maybe a Bird etc. butterfly. I am going to do this and medium ones ????

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  28. Christine Dring

    Holy Crow! My jaw dropped when I saw the before and after pictures of this bag! Wow, this is beautiful!

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  29. Jennie P.

    That's one of the coolest bags ever!

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  30. conniemelancon

    this is gorgeous! thanks for the tutorial.

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  31. Trudi Wilbur

    Oh that is gorgeous!  Love the bag itself but you made it absolutely beautiful

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  32. Fifi-T

    such a clever idea cutting out notches to rid oneself of the bulk, I must give this a go

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  33. Miriam Prantner

    This is so pretty!  I love all the natural elements:  moss/feathers, and the natural ribbon.  Beautiful!

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  34. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    that is gorgeous!

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