Friday, April 6, 2012

Unity- Friends with Flair

It is Friday and time for Unity- Friends with Flair.  I needed a treat bag for some teachers as a little Easter gift and I saw this little bag made with SU! top note die (Chic n scratch, Angie Kennedy Juda).  I do not own that die so I used Spellbinders Labels eight (the second largest die in this set).  I cut two pieces of white cardstock for each bag.  I used Feel the Joy, Itty Bitty by Unity.  I stamped in Versa mark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then inked the panel with tumbled glass and vintage photo, Distress Inks.  I used Spellbinder classic oval (smallest for most, second smallest for one with larger hole). I attached to small lunch sacks which I purchased in bulk from Sam's Club (about 500 sacks for roughly $ 6.00)  I use them for all kinds of craft projects.
Front of gift bag. 
Stamps: Feel the Joy, Unity
Inks:  Versa mark; tumbled glass, vintage photo, Distress ink
brown ribbon purchased at holidays from Sam's Club
(problem with ribbon ends fraying)

Back of bag.
I dry embossed with Sizzix Basic Gray branches folder and inked with
tumbled glass and vintage photo.
I forgot to take a photo of back and had already taken down my
portable light studio, look at difference in lighting.  Love my photo
studio in a box.  DH purchased it for me for Christmas.

All four boxes.  Each with their own handmade character.  One has
a larger oval handle (thought it was too big, could see the treats
so I went down to the smallest oval size).  One of the ovals slighly off
center (shifted in Big Shot).  One ribbon cut with notched ends (ribbon frayed too much).

Overall I liked the end result of these little gift bags and would try it again.  I think the teachers will love them and of course the chocolate within them.  Have a great weekend and thanks for looking.


  1. These are GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the colors!!!

  2. Oh Chere, these are gorgeous gift bags!! Such a great idea and I love the stamping and the embossing. Have a happy weekend! {hugs}

  3. Your gift bags are elegant and classy. Gorgeous work!
    Happy to hop over from FWF!

  4. Very pretty gift bags. I am sure they will be a hit.

  5. These are fantastic! Simple and elegant... great work.

  6. Very neat gift bags.... They look better then the store bought ones.

  7. Love this idea and I may just have to try it out at a later date!

  8. These are awesome gift bags. What a great idea and both the stamping and embossing is so pretty.

  9. Love those patterns and the colors really work well together.

  10. How cute are these?! Great idea for a teacher gift, and the floral stamps look so pretty!

  11. These gift bags are GORGEOUS!!! Love the stamping in white and the huge bow. The recipients are going to love them so much :)

  12. What a terrific idea! Gorgeous bags!

  13. oh my goodness - those are so awesome!

  14. This is sweet and elegant.
    It could work for a wedding as well!

  15. What a cute and thoughtful gift!!

  16. Wow, I love this project. So elegant and beautiful.