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:

  1. 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!

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  2. Super cuteness is right...love this!

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

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

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

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  6. 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!

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

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. Totally terrific Jingle, so full of inspiration. x

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. So cute, what a great idea! ~Diane

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  14. Your paper bag art is gorgeous.

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  15. oH i WANT TO TRY THESE!You got me!

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  16. 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!

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

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  18. 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

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

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  20. 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

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

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

    Kyles =D

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  23. 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

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

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

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  26. I agree VERY super cuteness, on both.

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

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

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

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