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Baby Shower Gift Bags

So a month or two ago, my friend Sarah called me. She had to confess. She had been in secret cahoots with Craig, planning, conspiring, organising…a baby shower! I was THRILLED, and definitely bemused by her waning ability to keep it a secret from me. BUT, after about a minute, she knew it was the right thing to do, because I was SOOO excited.

Knowing about the baby shower meant that I could help with planning and preparations, it meant that we could arrange ‘baby shower committee meetings’ {aka, an excuse to meet up and chat}, and of course it meant that I had the opportunity to craft a little!

Sarah had already organised games to play, and being a dear friend, she knew that I would want to decorate the prize bags rather than buy pre-made ones! PAH! oh, no, no, no! pre-made wouldnt be acceptable at all!

When this months Scrapbook magazine popped through the door with a selection of freebie papers, my eyes nearly popped out of my head, as the colours looked fresh, yet subtle – perfect for this little project! I’ve used most of them for this project, and I’m really happy with how the bags turned out.

The Process
I wanted a simple but pretty design, so i made a quick sketch in my notebook, and decided to add a few digital elements to give it a professional, elegant edge. I quickly threw these digital elements together on my wacom and printed them out on white and green cardstock.

During my packing and unpacking, I rediscovered some foam stamps in my stash and felt inspired to use these onto this project. The line of kisses on the green cardstock is a foam stamp image, stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Once I adhered the paper, I added a flourish to the top edge, once again using a foam stamp and some embossing powder – this time in a blue glossy powder.

The main focal element was a circular, digital element that I made myself, so I cut these out using my nesties and my cuttlebug. I love the embossed edge, which I accented with a little green distress ink. Next I pulled out my pink cosmic shimmer embossing powder and a cute heart foam stamp. The photos do not do this justice as in real life it looks really shiny and pearlescent – ooohhhhh!

The finishing touches – a flower, a brad and of course….RIBBON!!

Thanks for popping by and checking out these prize gift bags that i’ve made…and as for the prize, well, i just can’t reveal that secret now can i?

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