Saturday 11 June 2011

Cocoa Gift Bag and Mini Card

Hello! Today I want to share with you a very girlie gift bag and matching mini card – I plan to fill this with little gifts like flip flops, sunglasses, and a great book for a summer birthday!
I started altering a plain bright pink gift bag by taking out the string handle and adding a strip of green and dp along the top using a Martha Stewart scallops punch. I used Stampin Up’s flower eyelets in the holes and added yellow ribbon for the handles instead.
I don’t often use such bright colors but I was going for a summer neon look!  The dp is Echo Park's Summer Days and the cardstock is from Stampin Up including Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Melon Mambo.
I also used MFT’s small scallops Die-namic and Spellbinders Circles and Lacey Circles.
The flip flops were created with a little template I made and I added yellow eyelets, ribbon, flowers and brads to decorate them.
The cute images from Beach Bum Cocoa set were colored with copics and the sky was sponged with SU’s Cool Caribbean using a cloud cut with Papertrey Ink’s cloud die.
The purple twine is from The Twinery but you can now find a selection of beautiful colors of twine at Sweet and Sassy Stamps!
You can also use the Cocoa images to stamp repeatedly and randomly on the tissue paper inside the bag for a totally coordinated look!
Have a great weekend, Bridget


Emily Keaton said...

This is adorable! I love the bright colors and fun summer theme. Great set!

Cottage Crafter said...

this is a really really cute idea Bridget. That bag could be used for even a big girl. I'd love to get something like that. Or maybe its the child in me ;)

Sandy said...

How gorgeous, love your cute little mouse images and lovely bright colours. Want to come back and check out the rest of your cards, so I've joined as a follower