a gift bag and my travels

The other day I thought it would be fun to decorate a gift bag. I’ve done this a few times in the past but it was a long, long time ago. Decorating a gift bag is super easy to do, it was fun to personalize it and this project also used up some scraps I had on my desk.

This project uses the On Holiday line from The Girls’ Paperie. Love the colors combo, the banners and the fun travel theme.


What might not be apparent in the above picture is a couple fun little details I added to the project. Because this gift bag was for an American friend, I thought it would be fun to cut out some of the Canadian postage stamps, ink them and then pop them up on pop dots. Just to highlight where the gift was from. 🙂


Quick Tip: Stitch the layers before adhering them to your gift bag otherwise you won’t be able to.

And I hope you don’t mind my sharing a few photos from the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Buffalo. As I rarely get anywhere it was huge for me and I had the best time meeting friends I’d made on-line


Becky Olsen, Megan Hoeppner and I. I had so much fun meeting and hanging out with these uber-talented and sweet ladies.


I was excited to help out the fabulous Susan Opel with the Paper Crafts magazine Make ‘n Take


Melissa Frances was there with a booth and I was excited to meet this talented & lovely lady.


So much stunning architecture to see in Buffalo

Thanks for letting me share!

Have a beautiful day!

3 responses to “a gift bag and my travels

  1. I love great architecture as well. I want to thank you for your great idea of using scraps to create gift bags. I have sooo many scraps that I don’t get the opportunity to use, since I teach classes at Scrapbookers Paradise here in Calgary, and often don’t have the time to create for myself. But, I’m going to make the time for at least one gift bag. Thanks so much!

  2. Conniecrafter

    So love the bag, like how you highlighted the stamps!

  3. I’m so glad you had a chance to get away, J! Looks like you had a blast! 🙂

    Fab bag! I really like how you popped up some of the stamps!

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