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DT Submission – Michelle Philippi

Michelle Philippi of

All-Occasion Gift Bags

Happy Day! – today I'm sharing a fun little gift bag mixing some classic patterns in complementary colors.  I've got a great apple green gingham bag, topped with some bright yellow damask patterned paper and then for the showstopper: some apple green, red, and yellow plaid wire-edged ribbon from May Arts.  So often I go to a birthday party either for adults or for children and the gift table is riddled with store-bought gift bags.  I know bags make wrapping a breeze – especially if the gift is odd-shaped – but making your own bag adds an extra layer of personalization and personality to your gift.  So follow along with me as I stitch and glue to get to the perfect summer party gift bag.


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  1. Monika/buzsy

    These are awesome Michelle… the ribbons are gorgeous! :o)

  2. sue w.

    Great bags! personlizing gift bags is always a fun way to go.
    stamping sue

  3. Kristie Maynard

    What a beautiful job you did on these. I particularily love the way you did the gathering and bow with that plaid ribbon, very, very nice!

  4. Leah

    wowzers! Love all the layering and texture of your bags. I must make these soon!!!

  5. Jan Hennings

    so cute and functional!

  6. Larissa Heskett

    I LOVE making gift bags!! =) They are so easy and fun and the possibilities are endless!! THANKS for the tutorial!!
    Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

  7. Dawn Burnworth

    These are fantastic. What a great way to dress up an ordinary bag.. I LOVE this idea. Your ribbon stitched on the second one looks awesome.


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