Friday, April 19, 2013

mini purse gift bags

what do you do when your camera acts up and takes lousy pictures?

what do you do when you try to edit them for a post and they still look lousy?

what do you do when you think you should start taking the pics all over again?

you don't. 
you just go with it. 
and make them black and white! heehee

here we go with a mommy's day craft.

i had some cute treat bags i got awhile ago here. but i have a really hard time using them cuz greedy me wants to keep them for myself. it's awful i know.

it's the darn packaging.
gets. me. every. time.

like put a hot dog on a napkin.
i'll pass it by without even looking.

put a hot dog in a colorful polka dot wrapper even though it's 5 weeks old with mold on it and i will be drawn to it like a bee to honey.

what a weirdo i am.
and i don't even really like hot dogs.

blasted packaging. 
i'm cursed for sure.

anyway, i got my little bags and decided to make them a little cuter when i wrap the gifts i am going to give my MIL for mom's day.

here's what i did. 
i took my bags and folded them about 1/3 down, opened them back up again and cut the edges just to the fold line.
then i put some double stick tape on the inside of the flap i just made (sorry it's hard to see!).
then real carefully i stuffed the flap inside the bag and flattened it out. next i folded the other flap's top like you see below. 
and i added some embellishments like brads i found at michael's(ugh i live there) and a pom pom trim i sewed together and taped to the inside with washi tape.

i went to the kitchen and made some little flower rice krispie treats topped with a sixlet to put inside.
(these krispies are YUMMO by the way.)

for my next purse i grabbed my hole puncher and more sticker embellishments. and some pompom ribbon trim that i also just taped with washi on the inside of the purse bag.
i wanted a little wallet so i went and did this:
just cut the edge of the flap again til the fold mark, tuck it inside, and secure with double stick tape. 
oh and add your little brad.
(no not you mr. pitt!)
ok that was dumb.

well, here they are anyway.
i stuck some earrings in the little wallet purse and then stuck the little wallet purse in one of the bags.

ok we'll try for a little color now.

i think this little detail will make your mom happy when you give her a gift on her special day!
unless of course you are wrapping a couch. 
or a mixer.

you may have trouble closing the bag...
don't say i didn't warn ya!






36 comments:

  1. That is such a neat idea! I love creative things. I'm like you...I keep putting cute little gift bags (normally get them during clearance time for about $0.10) away for a later use and have not used them since, but oh how cute they are.

    Sharon
    http://makeitorfixit.com

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    1. that later use makes for a huge pile doesn't it? eeek! LOL
      thank you so much for stopping by Sharon :)

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  2. Supercalifragilistic!

    Yeah, I'm running out of adjectives! Keep up the good work and I'll find my thesaurus, cuz I know I'm gonna need it!

    Love 'em! Dona

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    1. i have one word for you Dona.
      BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
      oh my gosh how you crack me up!!! :>D

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  3. these purse gift bags are really pretty! :-)

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    1. awwwwww thank you Ingrid that's really nice of you to say! :>D

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  4. Love em all, clever paper crafting. I'm a paper/bag/embellishments hoarder. Not intentionally. I see things I love with colors, shape but then I have a hard time letting them go, even forget I have them after awhile. The little purses and wallet are so cute, would be fun making them I think. Happy days

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    1. you're someone after my own heart srpprcrftr! only people like us can understand each other! LOL my hubby on the other hand thinks i'm nutty! heehee thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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    1. thank you leolina! SO happy you like them! :)

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    1. jeepers thank you T'onna! it's that darn packaging! :)

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  7. Such a cute, fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. what a nice and sweet comment! thank YOU Rita! :)

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  8. I so love this idea! I have some bags like these and now I'm so gonna make some of these with them :0) Super cute idea!!
    ~Blessings~
    Jen

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    1. oh goodie Jen! i'm SO happy when i can inspire :>D thank you so much!

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  9. The bags are soooo cute and crafty! P.S. The photos look fine to me :)

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    1. heehee thank YOU Brenda! all i can say is thank goodness for photo editing! :>O

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  10. Very cute! Love the handle and the little purse look!

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    1. oh thank you so much 2Momma2! that's funny you say that cuz that's how the idea started, when i had some pom pom trim leftover from another craft :)

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  11. Very cute.........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  12. Such a clever idea! Thank you so much for linking up at our Make Bake Create party this week!!! I love it!

    www.therookieseamstress.com

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    1. thank you so much for your sweetness Vanessa :>D

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  13. Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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  14. Hi Lisa,

    You have a very cute blog and these bags are darling. I'm a new follower. I would love you to share your bags at Transformed Tuesday. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/04/transformed-tuesday-35-features.html

    Hope you have time to stop by.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~pJH Designs

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    1. HOORAY! thank YOU so much for the follow Peggy! i linked up to your party :)

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  15. What an adorable gift! I love the little bags! super crafty!! Thanks for linking up at Pint Sized Baker's Two Cup Tuesday Party! I've pinned this! I hope to see you again on Monday Night!

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    1. thank you so much Karyn! i'm always happy when you like my stuff :)
      see you at your next party :>D

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  16. These are so fun! What a fabulous idea to use for gifts for Mother's day or birthday's. I can only imagine how much little girls would get a kick out of these :) Thanks so much for Linking up @ Great Idea Thursday's! Krista @ http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you Krista! i was thinking these would be really cute for a little girl party too-with makeup candy :) thank you for your party too!

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  17. Very cute, I love how you repurposed the bags, they turned out awesome! I would sure love to receive something like that!

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    1. awww thank you Michelle! i was pretending to be a fabulous purse designer when i made them...but i would never charge as much as they do! maybe i should just stick to crafting? LOL :>D

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  18. Hey Lisa, I featured these today on my link party! I apologize for the crop job my site did! THanks!!

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    1. WHOOT WHOOT!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH Michelle! and no need to apologize at all-i'm just SO happy you featured them!!! :>D

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