Shabby Chic Gift Bags

Who would ever thought that glassine bags would look this cute?  These little bags can be used for all sorts of greetings from Hellos, Thank Yous, Get Wells or just about any occasion you need it for.  Here are three adorable samples that were made by Linda Coughlin from The Funkie Junkie.  For more wonderful inspiring ideas, be sure to visit her blog. You will be so happy you did.

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Starting with your glassine bags, you will brush them lightly with gesso and then randomly stamp them with some vintage style stamps.

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Using Tim Holtz”s Fabulous Flourish and Stuff to Say stamp sets, you will stamp them in Black Archival Ink.  The one on the left is used with Wendy Vecchi’s Script Background from Live and Make Art and stamped in Coffee Archival, then hit them briefly with the heat gun to make sure the ink was good and dry.

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For the first packet, cut two Tattered Florals die cuts from the Maja Design Sofiero Collection.  Give it a great look by adding a round bronze filigree.  You can alter by applying Weathered White embossing powder.

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Top it off with a rhinestone style button and a tiny tag cut from the Sofiero paper.  The sentiment stamping was done with the text stamp from Stuff to Say.

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For the middle packet, cut a piece of vintage net and fray the ends with your fingernail.

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 Bunch up the top and tie a piece of shabby seam binding around it in a bow.

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Cut a burlap square and add a floral Venise lace applique that you will dye with coffee.  Top it off with a tiny Venise tri-bud applique.  Take a heart and stamp the background with Wendy Vecchi’s Heirloom Art set in Coffee Archival.  Add a sentiment using Tim’s Chit Chat stickers and some sticky back pearls from Melissa Frances.

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The third packet simply started with a round doily sponged with Vintage Photo DI and adding a crinoline flower that was die cut with the the Tattered Florals Die.  Use three layers of the largest flower and two layers of the next largest flower and dunk it in coffee.  (You can keep a container of boiled down coffee in your refrigerator for dying laces and crinoline)  The button is from Tim Holtz.  Cut the burlap heart free form and add a Melissa Frances resin heart and a Chit Chat sentiment stickers.

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You can insert library cards to write a message or stamp a sentiment on.  Cut the tops of each with the torn notebook look. Grunge them up a bit with Vintage Photo Di.  Using the same sets you used on the envelope stamp in Vintage Photo.

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A very big Thank You goes to Linda Coughlin for her adorable glassine bags.

Hope you have a wonderful day crafting.  Thank you for stopping by.



  • Sofiero Collection (Maja Design Paper $16.00)

 Maja Design Scrapbook Paper - Sofiero


Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Rubber Stamps - Stuff to Say    Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Rubber Stamps - Fabulous Flourishes

Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Stamps - Live and Make Art      Stampers Anonymous Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Stamps - Heirloom Art




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