Monday, May 26, 2014

Money-Saving Monday - Gift Bags

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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

4 comments:

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh Amy I love love the bag. The add pearls and white tulle. Simply Beautiful.

HUGS An'Jenic

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What an elegant bag!! The pearls and tulle look absolutely fabulous! Super, super job!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Gorgeous gift bag! The pearls are sooo pretty and I love the tulle! Wow! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

Creative M said...

Elegant & Beautiful!!!
Love! Love! Love!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*