Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Friendship Bag

I was browsing a Martha Stewart Christmas book over lunch, and there were these adorable gift bags. The template was for a teensy bag (1/2x2). I modified the pattern.
Start with a piece of paper 5.5x11.75. Score across at 1.5 inches. Now, score at these intervals: .75, 1.5, 2.25, 6.25, 7, and 7.75. Cut off the first rectangle (the 1.5x.75 piece). If you decide to do handles, I found that marking a 2-inch line in the top center of the 4x4 panels gave a good guide. I used the elastic cord from the upcoming Holiday Mini. That stuff is amazing, it keeps it's shape! Assemble box-style! I attached magnets to the top to serve as a closure.

This set is a Lizzie Anne Designs set, Au Naturale, that I got from Jacksonbelle-Embellishments
I coloured the images with markers, reinkers, and an aquabrush. I outlined the butterfly and leaves with a 10% cool grey prismacolor marker. I will eventually make 3x3 note cards that match the main design to include in the bag.

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  1. ve the bag...the image is Perfect colors are wonderful!

    Thanks for the dimensions, I'll have to play a little this weekend!

  2. Great job and thanks for the dimensions. I love the colors so bright and sharp.

  3. This is GORGEOUS...I may try my hand at making these!

  4. Love this little tote, very cute.
    And the coloring looks wonderful.

  5. Love the bag!!.. Thanks for sharing. Great blog.