Sep 13 2009

Quick Gift Bag Make-Over

Today I took a pretty gift bag that I found in my stash (recycled)  and just gussied it up a bit to give it my own personal touch, adding the recipients single letter monogram using the 1 3/16″ Damask Monogram.  Love this darling little monogram set.  Here’s the *before*, or what I started with:


The gift bag was very pretty to begin with, but  you know how it is — you just want to add some more!  I often like to add a touch of black, thus the black gingham, ink and scallop.  I used the newest of the monogram sets by JustRite.  This is actually a 1 3/16″ Wood Stamper that comes with the Bonus 60 pt font and 3 Damask Borders — a totally FAB little set.  It is a sized down version of the original Damask Monogram Set, and I’m lovin’ it!!!  And here’s my completed bag:


Just a quick project to complete, but a fun, personalized gift bag for these last days of summer!  The Gingham Ribbon is glued to the bag with 1.5″ double sided tape.  The bow is made with the Bow Easy and glued on.  The buttons have Black Jute String and are glued on as well.  The monogram has a little hole punched in the top, Jute String run through it and it’s tied onto the bow.  Here’s a close up :


Fun little monogram!  The B is punched with a 3/4″ punch.  The other layers are cut and embossed with my Petite Circle Nestabilities.  Fun project to do — only took a short amount of time — and that’s nice!



Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries these items to make this project:

1 3/16″ Wood Stamper with Bonus 60 pt Font and 3 Damask Borders by JustRite

1.5″ Gingham Ribbon and Jute String by May Arts 

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, Buttons

Bow Easy and Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders


Thanks much for stopping in again today!  Later in the week I’ll be involved in JustRite’s Mega Blog Hop, so stay tuned for that.  It will be AMAZING!!!  And I’ll try to squeeze in a simple project or 2 before that, if I can.  Thanks everyone!  Wishing you a wonderful new week ahead.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Quick Gift Bag Make-Over”

  1. michellegall says:

    love the bag forget the gift i want the bag its seems so quick and easy to make such a neat and one of a kind thing you inspire me have awsome night

  2. Shirley Montgomery says:

    Another wonderful idea to start my week. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Missy says:

    Oh My Goodness! I would have never thought of that! It makesthe bag look so personal to whomever is getting it! I love it! I learn so much from you! You are such an inspiration! By the way, my real name is Brenda (he he he)! I could use that bag with some of your imagination in it! LOL!! Thanks for sharing yur beautiful work!

  4. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, cute bag! It is amazing what the addition of black ribbon does to the gift bag. Cute, cute!!


  5. Awesome remake of the make with simple to nothing to it. Great job.

  6. Bev J. says:

    What a fun project with a personalized touch-great idea and thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh my, Sharon, this is such a stunning looking bag!!! The papers you’ve chosen are just wonderful and happy. Love those buttons!!! Whomever you’ll give it to will treasure it. Hugs, Sabrina

  8. cards4u says:

    Love what you did to dress up this bag!!

  9. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon… This is just so pretty!!

  10. Deb Saaranen says:

    SO very cute! I LOVE the new tiny monogram set…haven’t used mine yet…gonna have to open it now~

  11. Heidi Karpen says:

    Beautiful as always, Sharon- love the additions to the bag to make it more personalized!

  12. Barb g says:

    Soooooooooooo Pretty, Sharon!


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