The elegant and fun card was made with the French Manor Cricut Cartridge. This cartridge was available to Cricut Circle members and I absolutely love it! I made this one for my grandmother's birthday.
I had a little gift wrap dilemma because I had some small gifts but no gift wrap or gift bags handy so I decided to make my own using a brown paper lunch sack, some ribbon and black trim and a gorgeous chandelier stamp I got at CHA from Crafty Secrets. The "you light up my life" on the card is from the same stamp set.
Plain white bags would also be cute for this project but I liked the brown color for this one. It gives it a cool contrast to the ribbon and trim mixing something raw with something frilly. Using Tsukineko in in Platinum Plantet and my Crafty Secrets chandelier stamp I stamped the image all over the bag leaving the sides blank. I also inked the edges a bit. The after the ink was dry I used a Martha Stewart edge punch on the sack opening. After that I folded the bag over used my Cropadile to punch two holes through both sides so that I could tie the bag closed with a ribbon. How far you fold the bag over will depend on the size of the items your putting inside.
The last step was to glue a coordinating trim on the bag with my hot glue gun. I also decided that I wanted to give the bag a bit more structure so I cut a plain white piece of cardstock the same size as the bottom of the bag so that it would stand up nicely. Natural colored raffia was used in lieu of shredded paper filler or tissue paper to hide the gifts in and puff up the bag. My little gifts were a Marie Antoinette bottle cap keychain and an altered notebook so they went very well with the card and gift bag.
Hope you like it!
Thanks for looking!!! :)