Monday, October 24, 2011

Crafty Secrets Design Team Gift Bag/Envelope Challenge

Happy Monday to you all! Today the Crafty Secrets Design Team has a fun challenge for you! The challenge is to take an ordinary envelope and make it a gift bag! Pretty cool huh? ; ) I have a link to a tutorial in just a little bit for you, so you can make your very own!

I used a kraft envelope and added a few swipes of white acrylic paint to the sides. I also stamped the flowers using the Lacey Patterns set, and added clear embossing powder to give a bit of texture to the bag. The angel was stamped using the Born to Fly stamp set on cream cardstock and colored in with my Copic Markers. I carefully cut her out. Her dress was paper pieced using a piece of paper I printed from the Vintage CD collection. I added some bubble gum Stickles to her neckline and the waist of the dress.
I stamped the sentiment, also from the Born to Fly set, on vellum with Staz On ink and hand cut the banner. Some seam binding and a doily were added to dress up my bag.

My little angel girl was adhered to the bag using a straw behind her and a hot glue gun. I used a straw because it was narrow and acted as a sort of "Pop Dot." I didn't want her to be flat on the bag......I am all about depth and texture!

Here is the link to the tutorial on how to make your very own gift bag from an envelope!
http://www.incrediblethings.com/art-design/dont-spend-another-dollar-on-gift-bags/

Be sure to stop by the other gals' blogs to see their fabulous projects!

Vicki Chrisman-DT Leader












Michele Kovack <---- Me!




























Have a great day my friends!!!



23 comments:

Jingle said...

Beautiful bag!

Cricut Couple said...

Another spectacular design! Just love it!!

Bellaidea said...

Very pretty!

Leslie Deering said...

such Talent !

Riet said...

So gorgeous Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicki C said...

Just so cute Michele!

Jan Hennings said...

so sweet!

vio said...

oooh so sweet AND the embossing is amazing!! lovely, my friend!

Tammy Roberts said...

Awesome... lots of sweet detail!!

Debbie said...

So pretty and sweet, Michelle :)

JoanneO said...

Great bag! Such a beautiful project! Loved it!

*Fauve* said...

This is perfect!The green is so gorgeous with the Fairy theme.I also love love love the little scroll.

Pam said...

SO cute Michele, love your sweet fairy and the ebbossing, so pretty!

Cindy said...

Very pretty bag.

Linda D said...

Another gorgeous project Michele.

Tina said...

Wow this is beautiful...lovely colors and the sentiment is perfect

Tina

beadz said...

Michelle, your bag turned out precious!
hugs,
Gini

Pauline said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, what a delightful image! Stunning colouring, and wonderful dimension!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful...

Sandy Ang said...

How totally beautiful !

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Your bag is so cute. I love the little fairy.

Hank hendricks said...

Lovely the color and the theme you used...I will use the same for Gift Card envelopes when i got time to make it.

Hank hendricks said...

Lovely the color and the theme you used...I will use the same for Gift Card envelopes when i got time to make it.