GIU Day 3 – Present Presentation

Welcome back to day 3, Present Presentation. I love to be able to coordinate my gifts, cards and gift wraps. I feel it adds a level of professionalization to gift giving. 

If you have been following me the last two days you know I have created tags and gifts using Unity’s stamps and pattern paper. Today I’m going to show you how to dress up your gift bags to coordinate with your tags and gifts. 

I started out by purchasing a variety set of gift bags on Amazon that came in White, Black, and Kraft color plus 3 different sizes.

To create the Black gift bag, I used a 5×7 Kraft sheet of card stock and distressed the edges to soften the transition from the black base to the Kraft. Next I cut down a black piece of cardstock to 4×5.25”. Using Alabaster White ink by Brutus Monroe and Unity’s background stamp Miracle of Nature I stamped the black card to get my snowflake background. To set the white ink I used my heat gun. Feeling I need a little more professional look I chose to offset the same background stamp and stamp it in Embossing Ink by Brutus Monroe so I could emboss it with clear embossing powder, creating a shadow look to the snowflakes. To prevent my embossing powder from sticking to the white ink, I rubbed an embossing buddy over my background before I stamped the image and embossed in clear powder.

Next, I layered the Kraft cardstock and the snowflake card stock together using Tombow mono adhesive. From there I glued the layered pieces to the flat side of my gift bag.

To create the white gift bag with the sunflowers, I picked a piece of blue cardstock that best matched the blue background in my sunflower patterned paper from the Fields of Summer paper pack. Cutting my blue cardstock to 6×7.5” allowed me to cover a large portion of the white on my gift bag. Next, I picked a blue ink that match the colors I was using and distressed the edges. While that piece was drying, I trimmed my sunflower cardstock to 5×6”. Once my pieces were trimmed, I glued the layers together using Tombow adhesive and then glued it to my bag. (I forgot to take pictures of the process for this bag)

These gift bags can go together very quickly and be totally customizable to your gift. They can also be more complex if you want by adding additional elements or stamping directly onto the bags. You can color your images or leave them black & white. The sky is really the limit here. 

Once my bags are assembled, I can place my gifts inside and add a coordinating tag to finish off the gift bag.

*Bonus Creation*

I often sell my chicken eggs to local friends and family members when I have more eggs than I can consume. To make my plain egg cartons a little funner (yes, that’s my word) I dress them up. The carton below uses Unity’s What’s Up stamp set along with some custom stamps I had made by Magnuson Custom Stamps. 

Using a piece of computer copy paper I trim it down to fit the top of my carton (2.75×9.5”). I then stamp the images in the colors I like for that day. Today I used just black ink. I then simply used fine point sharpie markers to color the images. To help this label blend into the carton I used a blending brush that had black/ dark gray on it and just went around the outside. I didn’t ink it at all, just used what was already on it. Using a thin layer of Tombow glue I adhere the paper to the carton. 

Now I have a fun carton to share with my friends and family.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. We are half way through our week. Man time goes quickly. If you have not visited my past two days, I encourage you to scroll down and visit them. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each day for a chance to win one of two prizes at the end of the week.

Products Used

Unity

Miracle of Nature – Background stamp

Fields of Summer– Paper Pack

What’s up – Stamp set

Custom Stamps from Magnuson Custom Stamps

Misc Products

Gift Bags for amazon

Tombow Mono Adhesive

Egg Cartons – Purchased online

Tissue paper to top of the bags –  White in bulk from Hobby Lobby

24 thoughts on “GIU Day 3 – Present Presentation”

  1. Love the gift bag idea. And that egg carton is awesome!! My daughter has chickens. I need to make some cartons for her😍

  2. Wilma DeGraffenreid

    What a fantastic idea to dress up those plain, inexpensive gift bags! It sure makes an impressive presentation. Love how you dressed up the egg carton, too.

  3. Kathleen Dippner

    Great idea to create your own gift bags! Have to give that a try. I love that you decorate your egg cartons! So fun!

  4. Great projects – the gift bags are always a must with birthdays and the holidays. The egg carton is super fun and creative!!

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