Off the Page: Birthday Gift Bag

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 9:22:22 AM

Hello everyone, Karen here. I hope you have enjoyed the Design Team's off the page projects featuring Paper House products. For my project, I transformed a plain gift bag. I repurposed a popular clothing store's shopping bag into this fun birthday gift bag. You can make a personalized gift bag for any theme, holiday, or occasion.

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Birthday Gift Bag- Karen Sessions

Here's how I did it.

1. The first step is to apply a strip of coordinating washi tape along the top edge of the gift bag so that it will have a neat and durable finished edge. Open the gift bag and place a small plastic box inside the bag so that you have something to press against to attach the washi tape. Start applying the washi tape on the side panel of the bag so the join is not too obvious, and allow half the width of the tape to overhang the edge of the bag. Next, clip the four corners of the washi tape up to the edge of the paper bag. Then begin to fold the washi tape over and stick it to the inside of the bag.

2. Cut out one cupcake from the Little Girl 8" Paper Pad and apply texture paint over the icing. Before the texture paint dries, sprinkle small beads over the wet paint, then gently press each bead halfway into the icing using a toothpick so that they are embedded and will be firmly attached when dry.

3. Next, cut out and attach a cherry to the top of the cupcake. Assemble the cupcake topper by mounting it on a scalloped circle and then attaching it to a bit of patterned paper, and then again to white cardstock. Lastly, embellish the bottom edge of the gift bag with a border strip and a row of Candle Puffy Stickers.

4. Finally, assemble the gift bag front by attaching the cupcake topper onto the 8x8" cupcake paper. Personalize the gift bag with a special message, or perhaps add the recipient's name using alphabet stickers.

TIP: Don't forget to decorate both sides of the gift bag and make a matching gift tag.

Products Used:

Paper House Little Girl 8" Paper Pad
Paper House Candles Puffy Stickers
Chipboard scalloped circle
Snow Writer Texture Paint
Washi tape
Alphabet stickers
Gift bag

The photo-real candle stickers have a unique look and feel, with incredible detail and multiple levels of texture which make them irresistible. Visit Paper House to see their whole fantastic range of Puffy Stickers, and don't forget to drop by for a visit at Art & Soul and say hello.

Paper House - Karen Sessions

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