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Happy Memorial Day! I hope it was a wonderful one for you! It was pretty fun for us. We had planned a camp fire out back in our fire pit, complete with weenies and s'mores, but with rain yesterday and a little too much wind today, we played it safe and did s'mores under the broiler in the oven...soooo good!
When I started thinking about what to feature for Money-Saving Monday this week, I realized that using what I had without having to buy anything new, is definitely a way of saving money. Well, that, and it gives me an excuse to buy new goodies when I use up the old stuff *grin*
I needed a gift bag for my daughter's wedding shower, and wanted to make it sweet and special for her, so I decided to use a plain white that I got a while back at the Dollar Store. They were two for a dollar, so 50 cents isn't bad for a gift bag!
I wanted to emulate her wedding dress on the bag, so I found a cut file in the Silhouette store called Here Comes the Bride Set. Although there's no blue in her actual gown, I needed a second color to show all the detail of the cut, and I just happened to have pearlized paper in off-white and light blue, so that decided that!
I used some white tulle to tie the handles closed, and positioned it so that it would symbolize a veil. Although it's hard to see in the photos, I glued the teeniest tiniest itty bitty rhinestones all over the tulle, for a sweet sparkle.
Here's a side shot of the bag. I'm really happy with how he turned out. And considering the fact that I worked from my stash and didn't buy anything extra, I call that a bargain!!
Since this is Wedding Week, I've decided to link this up at My Craft Spot. Have a great Tuesday!
Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E