Friday, March 27, 2009

Party bags made super simple!

I made 5 gift bags for my sorority sisters tea party. I had some Afternoon Tea Designer series paper from last Spring that I thought would be beautiful for the occasion. I bought a 6 pack of white bags at Michaels for about $3 (w/ my 40% off coupon). The bags measured 10x13, so I cut off the extra 2" of width of our 12x12 paper, punched one side of it with the Eyelet Border punch and flipped it over to the coordinating side and stuck it down with our Red Sticky Strip, double-sided adhesive. Then I used the retired coordinating card stock and cranked out some Top Notes with my Big Shot machine and stamped with "a little Something for you" stamp out of the Yummy Sale A Bration stamp set. I used my stamp a ma jig to line up the words just right on the Top Notes and punched a hole in one end using the 1/2" circle punch and tied them on using some extra ribbon I had on hand. Our guests for the Tea Party all received a bag with a beautiful, fruit teapot embroidered hand towel.

This is how you make a beautiful bag for around $2.00 each!

1 comment:

important occasions said...

Packaging is everthing when it comes to party bags. By placing party bag items on the centre of a sheet of tissue paper. Push the centre of the tissue paper into a gift bag. The edges of the tissue paper need to be left showing over the top of the party bag (all colour matching). Makes the party bags look really smart.