Fancy Lunch Bags

…or gift bags.  You can do what you want with them.  Here are two I made.  They're just ordinary lunch bags fancied up.

Super, super simple.  This one is just covered with Holiday Treasures designer paper.  I added eyelets (not an easy task since my Crop-a-dile was at the office!!  Have you ever tried to hammer an eyelet setter inside a bag?) and some gold cord.  The bow was a lot prettier, but I untied it to kind of puff out the bag and make it look like there was something in it and the second tying didn't go as well.  And the bag still looks empty.  Mostly because, well – it is.

Ok – this reminds me of one of my favorite bumper stickers–
"Bad spellers of the world, untie!"

And here's my other fave —
"Visualize whirled peas."

Hey, at least I don't have a show tune stuck in your head.

Back to lunch/gift bags….


I suppose since this has a tag, it's definitely a gift bag.  I wheeled "Soft Holly" in black ink over the bag.  I was only going to do one wheeled image across the bottom, but that looked wonky, so I added several rows.  Looking back, I'd do them diagonally, because they kind of look like prison stripes marching along horizontally like that.  Happy, holiday prison stripes, but, still…

After I wheeled the holly, I chalked the berries and leaves.

The tag is Kraft card stock.  I stamped the poinsettia from "Christ Is Born" using Real Red and YoYo Yellow markers.  Then I glittered, of course, and added it to the bag with gold cord.

Here are two cards I CASEd from Stampin' Up!® today.  They were on the daily showcase; I kept the same layout and colors, but changed the stamp sets. 

Pink_always This uses:
Always (stamp set)
Card stock:  Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, VersaMark
Accessories:  Whisper White grosgrain, Scallop circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Crafter's Tool Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals

The next one is very similar.  It would make a nice sympathy card or a thank you or thinking of you.  Heartfelt_rose

Stamp sets:  Heartfelt Thanks, A Rose Is a Rose
Card stock:  Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink:  Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Dimensionals

I actually used the Pythagorean theorem on this one!!  I have always used trial & error to cut diamonds, but I finally noticed – DUH!  That's a right triangle in the top corner there.  (I'm a little slow.  I mean, are you really supposed to use math in daily life?  Besides fractions and stuff in cooking?  Just kidding, there, kids.)  So I did the a2 + b2 = c2
thing, knowing that the pink layer was 4" wide, so a & b were 2 inches.  Cool.  Now all I had to do was figure out the square root of 8.  (I guessed…..2.75 is close enough.)
The boys are always asking why they had to learn algebra (especially algegra 2).  And, seriously, I have never had to factor a quadratic equation outside of a textbook in my life.  So I excitedly told Wesley about how handy Pythagoras had been.  He was less than enthused.  Oh, well.  Have a great day!!  Use some math.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to Fancy Lunch Bags

  1. Sandy Moriarty says:

    I have a TON of lunch bags, I’ll have to see what I can do. As for the cards, I really like the Heartfelt Thanks/A Rose is a Rose — so pretty.


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