Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's A Wrap Blog Hop

Welcome to the It’s a Wrap Blog Hop hosted by Cool Beans By L.B.
Do you like to receive gifts? How about give them? Well this hop is all about the outside…the wrapping; Gift bags, boxes, baskets and more. There are several wonderful stops on this hop and
we hope you will take some time to stop in and see everything we have created to inspire you.  

You should have arrived here from, CoolbeansbyLB , which is the start of the blog hop.  

Here are a few different gift wraps I have made lately for special events: 

There is one thing I am always needing when a birthday rolls around and that is a gift bag for the present.  I like to stock up on plain colored bags in bulk from local craft store and keep on hand to create a unique gift back to fit the occassion and person.  Most of the time I use my Cricut to make adorable die cuts in birthday themes.


All the designs for this project were created using the Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge. The big birthday cake on the bag was cut at 7 inches, the yellow cake base cardstock was embossed with the Cuttlebug, and I added some yummy frosting using Martha Stewart chunky white glitter. I even used foam dots to pop-up the birthday word.


Here is a close up so you can see the details better.

I made a matching mini birthday card as a tag using the cake card shape on the Birthday Bash cartridge cut at 5 inches. I added some "paper sprinkles" to the icing and highlighted them with stickles.

I also like to personalize the gift bag with a monogram, like I did here for graduation presents for a couple of special friends daughter's high school graduation. I used the colors of the college they would be going to in the fall as inspiration...they loved them !


But I don't stop at just making gift bags...I LOVE to make pillow boxes for gifts too.
I recently went to a wedding and made this as a bridal luncheon gift holder.  The bride thought it was so pretty she didn't even want to open it  to see the handmade cards that were the gift inside.

I made the box out of a shiny cardstock that I don't remember the name of but have had laying around for a long time by using a template. Then added ribbon trim to the edges. For the tag, I glimmer misted a manila tag, punched the edges with my Fiskars Apron lace punch. Stamped a frame and hand lettered the brides name. And then added a Prima flower that I glimmer misted in pearl. I tied it onto the package with some sheer ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by on this fun hop. Leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by please.
Your next stop on the hop is Cindy.

35 comments:

Scrappin with the bug said...

Love love it. I am a huge fan of making my own gift bags. I love the colors on the green bag, and the pillow box is so adorable.

Great job.

Terri

Brenda said...

Love your gift bags and pillow box! Glad to be joining you on this hop!

http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

L.B. said...

All of your fun projects are so great. Love the birthday bagand macthing card. Just such fun colors..I need to elarn how to make a pillow box.

Lori Apgar said...

Love the decorated bags!!! The pillow box is cute too!!

Glad to be in this hop with you!

Alicat said...

Creative ideas. I love the birthday bags!

craftaholic said...

Hi Deb!
Very nice Bag and Matching Card!! Love it!! I am another that Loves to make the pillow boxes!! They are so fun to make and are very cute! TFS!!! I have been a follower for a while now!!

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ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Mary said...

Love the gift wrap ideas! TFS

Sonya R. said...

Great work! I love the idea of making the coordinating card with the bag!

Cathy said...

All your projects were very nice!!
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Diane Hodrick said...

so cute!

WifeandMotherof3boys said...

You've been busy... I LOVE all of these ideas especially the little pillow box.

Thanks for sharing!

Suzelle
www.craftsandmorebysuzelle.blogspot.com

Missie said...

Your projects are all beautiful, as always. I especially love the pillow box gift holder. It is so beautiful!

Jodie R said...

Very cute bags and pillow box! I love how you made the little card to match the first box. The little tag on the pillow box is beautiful!!

Jodie R on Circle MB

TX Scrapper Mom said...

Your pillow box is precious! Love the cake on the bag! Great projects!

Nadia said...

Your projects are always adorable! No exception here! so much fun!

Valerie said...

Love your projects! And that chunky glitter on the cake was the PERFECT touch. The pillow box was just too cute, too. Fantastic job!

debbiebakk said...

I really like that pillow box- getting some great ideas from this blog hop- makes me want to go to my scrapbook room and get creative.

Maria said...

It won't even matter what the gift is with a bag that fabulous! The pillow box is great too!

Doris P. said...

love them all!! It's fun to personalize according to them! I found ya when there was an invite on facebook and I started at top.. would love it if you had e-mail so I could follow you. :)
parkernana5@cox.net

Josie0602 said...

I love making my own bags too and recently decorated one for my grandson. Your creations turned out so cute!!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

scrappinmomma said...

Love your gift bags and pillow Boxes,They are adorable.

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Amy E said...

Awesome bags! And pillowbox! I'm so inspired!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
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joydee1963 said...

I love all your great gift bags,

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Gorgeous projects!!
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Green said...

That pillow box is adorable!

Amanda said...

thanks for the ideas! love the gift bags! prhmangel@gmail.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! So many projects! love them all and I don't blame her for not wanting to open such pretty wrapping! Thanks!
Lisa

Maria said...

Love all your projects........

mreyes2710 at gmail dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Great projects. Love the matching bag and gift card.

- - Sheryl - - said...

love the fringe on the top bag - and what a sweet idea to make gift bags of college colors - my boys also graduated from HS.

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Gorgeous creations! Just love the icing on the cake and Laura box is too gorgeous. But Im a sucker for all things black and white. TFS! x

RockinRenee said...

It's been great hopping with you! Love the idea of a large pillow box!

Carlene said...

These are so fabulous! TFS!

Shannen said...

Such thoughtful lovely personal gifts!! I ran around this afternoon trying to find a gift bag that would fit a pressie for my daughter's friend... Off to the craft shop for coloured plain bags tomorrow!! TFS, your newest follower!

http://momentsbyshadow.blogspot.com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Very pretty gift bag and pillow box. TFS! :-)

-Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

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