2.03.2011

Transforming Simple Brown Paper Bags Into Super CUTENESS!

This is a fun one, folks! For reals. So, here's the thing. you take an ordinary boring brown paper bag (mine are little ones) and add some stamps, paper, ribbon, and a heap'n dose of CUTENESS and guess what you get????

Yup. Happy little gift bags of adorableness. Just say'n.

This first one I created using three fun Scrolls Work stamps. First, I stamped the gorgeous marble background in distress ink on the bag itself. Then I stamped the Tattered Fairy Wings (one of my favorites!) across the bag over the background. This is done in London Fog Momento Ink. I stamped the Prescription bottle (plate #69) on white stamping paper with distress ink and then spritzed it with water to let the ink run a bit. I love how that turned out!!!

Love Potion Gift Bag (1)


To finish off the bag I punched the top with a Martha Stewart decorative punch and then used my Crop-a-dile to add holes for the twine. I adhered a wonderful ribbon bow to the bottle and cut the heart from patterned paper. Overall, I'm in love. Just say'n.

Love Potion (bottle)


After creating that one, I did a couple of other things, but I just couldn't get those little brown bags out of my head! SOooo... I decided to make another one for the Coffee Filter challenge over at Gingersnap Creations!

Coffe Filter Flower Gift Bag (1)


For this one I began by inking the edges of a script paper panel and adhering it directly to the bag. I created the coffee filter flower using layered filters (the cone kind) cut to different sizes. I sprayed the entire flower liberally with Glimmer Mist to add the color and shimmer. LOVE IT! The center is a fabulous giant vintage button. *LOVE* I stamped above and below the panel and then, again, punched the top of the bag and added a bit of ribbon to finish it out.

Coffee Filter Flower Gift Bag (3)


All I can say, is that if you have never altered a paper bag you need to go get one and do it NOW! For reals. You won't regret it! I had SO much fun creating these! It almost makes me want to give people presents or something! HA!!!

37 comments:

craftattack said...

These little bags are so adorable, I have a packet of those somewhere, so must dig them out from under whatever they have hidden under and try this! Lovely work, Jingle!

Jan said...

Super cuteness is right...love this!

Theresa said...

Love these..thanks for sharing. I have a package of these and feel like I'll never buy a gift bag again,lol.

LollyChops said...

I love using brown paper bags for super cuteness! Love this Jingle!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

your are right super cuteness! love them. i think the first one is my favorite!

Lisa said...

Ooooh! fun fun fun...and I must say, I LOVE love potion :). There is something about that gorgeous flower that just calls out cuteness to me as well...yay!

Diana Fisher said...

I absolutely love that giant coffee filter flowers. Oh my, it's so pretty!!!

Jenny Lilac said...

Love these ideas - there are so many times I would rather stay home and play with scrap supplies than have to run to the store for a bag.

Tina said...

Super cute! I have a ton of brown and white small paper bags. Now I have more ideas of what to do with them.

Netty said...

Totally terrific Jingle, so full of inspiration. x

buglvr2010 said...

Oh, I love these and I saw them at the perfect time....I needed some inspiration for a project that is due on Saturday and this will be perfect. I'm going give these a try...hope you don't mind!

Shelley said...

I am a collector of antique medicine bottles so I must get this image, lol. The bags are adorable.

hilde janbroers said...

they are so cute!

1CardCreator said...

So cute, what a great idea! ~Diane

Carol said...

Your paper bag art is gorgeous.

lee said...

oH i WANT TO TRY THESE!You got me!

Kai said...

I'm a paper bag art freak! LOVE yours! Oh, boy! Now I'm gonna need to go dig out my stash! Good fun for a cold, cold day!

Andrea said...

Those bags are gorgeous! What a great idea! Thank-you for visiting my blog, and stop by anytime...

The House of Art said...

Hey Jingle,

You are right when you say super cute! I so love that coffee filter flower.

Thanks so much for your comment on The House of Art OWOH post. I hope you'll visit often.

~magick~
Meliss

thehouseofart.org
amagickalmeliss.blogspot.com

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Love it ¯\(°‿o)/¯

trisha too said...

These ARE super cute!!!

:)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, I LOVE these bags!!!! Super cute is right. :) Great way to jazz up the humble brown paper bag. :) Theresa

Art by Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Hi Jingle, I love what you did with the paper bags, it's so clever, and thanks for visiting my place, and don't forget to count me in :)


XO
Ruth

Susie said...

THAT is amazing!!!

Marlene said...

Craftasticaliciousness!!! Whoa...what a word I just typed. Heehee.

Blissful Pumpkin said...

These bags are so cute. They've gone from drab brown paper bags to beautiful, cute bags.

Kyles =D

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This is an awesome project...and so much fun! Stay warm and today we had Sunshine so I hope the solar energy makes it up to you and your lovely hubby! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Tracy said...

These are so fun. I can see wanting to make a few of these.

Tracy said...

These are so fun. I can see wanting to make a few of these.

Electra said...

I agree VERY super cuteness, on both.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Cutest paper bags EVER!!!

Deanne :)

Her Art Nest said...

Very sweet idea! Take care, Nan

Sandy Ang said...

How creative to use coffee filters for your handmade flower. Adore little recycling ideas like this.

Saskia said...

Great work!

SmilynStef said...

That is one big bold beautiful bloom ... love the dimension and wonderful rustic coloring ... thanks for joining our Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

purplume said...

Adorable.

Shoregirl said...

Linking to your pretty gift bag on my blog today: http://estherscardcreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/gift-bag_24.html

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