Thursday, 8 May 2014

Silhouette 'Gift Bag' Challenge

It's the time for another challenge over at

Ch# 13 Gift Bag (No Boxes)
Begins: Thursday, May 1
Ends: Saturday, May 31

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I had been wanting to make one of these bags since I first saw them in the Silhouette Store but had no reason to do so, then my daughter in law showed me a little collection of notes Sophie had been hiding away. I knew this was the perfect bag for her to hide all her little notes in and keep them safe.

When you get the 2 Strap Purse by Samantha Walker for this bag all the pieces fit on one 12" x 12" sheet but I wanted it to be two tone and to save me messing around I just cut everything out of my two colours. I then realised that as I had used a double sided sheet of paper I could make two different bags and here the are.

After everything was cut I ran the red bazzill pieces through my gand calibur with spellbinders embossing folder and then applied a coat of Mod Podge to them all to give them  that gloss finish and I have to say they look so much better in real life. My buckles and hinges are gold just like the brads but do not look so in the photo I'm afraid, there are also 4 gold brads on the base of the bag that act as feet and the buckle has a magnetic clip to keep for opening and closing.

I was going to keep the other bag to use as an actual gift bag however Sophie had another idea and wanted to give it to her best friend who she swaps notes with. I think that is really sweet and also educational as they are only 7 and getting good practice with both writing and spelling.

Card Stock - Bazzill
Embossing - Spellbinders 
Clasp - Magnets

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Claire said...

WOW Kim, these are stunning! Gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

Janis Lewis said...

These bags are gorgeous! ~DT sister, Janis

Nana said...

Beautiful bags Kim. Love the red and green together. The embossing is perfect touch and the buckles look so real. Whoever receives these will love them.

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Becky said...

Beautiful! I love the embossing, and what a great idea to give them a glossy finish. They look just like real purses!

snappy scrappy said...

Both are gorgeous!!!

Kate said...

These are both so lovely. They look so genuine.

Julie Odil said...

These are beautiful! I love the colors!

Pam said...

I just love both of your beautiful gift bags! I love the embossing and the colors! I bought this file a month or so ago along with the card file to match. Great job!
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Unknown said...

Wow, these are amazing! I love how they compliment each other and stand alone! Great use of the embossing, too, they look so realistic!

Scrapper69 said...

Those purses are amazing KIM! They look just like a regular purse! LOVE all the details! :o)

Theresa (DT Sister)

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

These are gorgeous!! I love the embossing!!

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, these are just beautiful Kim!! I love that amazing embossing and thanks for the tip on using mod podge to give a sheen.
Carol x

Penni said...

These are gorgeous - I love the red and green colour combo.

Robin said...

Awesome bags! Love how they look so different just by changing the papers around :)