Saturday, 20 April 2013

French Country Gift Bag

Hello everyone and welcome, lovely to have you visit!

A quick and easy project from me today, using some of the wonderful Graphics 45 "French Country" collection papers. Every time G45 bring out a new collection I think - this is my favourite - and then they bring out another one which I like even better.

Anyway, this started as one of those plain brown paper baggies. I then added some of the papers and elements and some lace. Here is a close up of the front:
The sunflowers were fussy cut from one of the papers.
Here is the other side:
There is very little stamping on this background, other than the tag and the backing to the rooster image.

Both were created with the help of a Memory Box die and matching stamp.

Well, that's it. This is one of these projects that can come in very handy when you need a quick present to take along, maybe with some home made goodies inside. It came together pretty quickly, I'll probably make some more of these soon.
Thank you for visiting and hopefully see you soon again...


Paula Whittaker said...

Lovely bag and tag - when I saw this collection, I have to admit that I didn't think it looked anything but you're selling it to me with this project.

inkypinkycraft said...

A really gorgeous bag and tag, youbhave made a lovely vintage make ! Trace x hugs x

Maryann said...

Absolut gorgeous bag and tag here Astrid. I just love these kinds of gifts and you just always hit the nail with whatever you´re creating. Soo gorgeous work hun. Have a wonderful week-end.

Buttons said...

Really great ideas here Astrid - I wouldn't want to give this away though!!! Hugs, Jenny x

Rita said...

Your bag is stunning Astrid. I do love the papers and the whole idea of the bag. A keeper I think. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

Susie Bentz said...

This is a beautiful gift bag and can be used for any occasion. Lovely!

Sue C said...

Beautiful gift bag Astid, I love the papers you've used ! Sue C x

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Annie said...

A beautiful gift bag Astrid. The papers are amazing. I really love the addition of the lace and tag.

Best wishes and thanks for sharing


Annie x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Astrid
wow what a lovely bag it makes me think of French kitchen. I love
G45 papers and have just finished a canvas using some.
The papers you have are really beautiful and I love this bag

Ria Gall said...

Hi Astrid
wow what a lovely little bag just loving those G45 papers. It gives your bag a french kitchen feel to it, really pretty.
I have just done a canvas using G45papers

BLockHEad said...

I love the little bag and Graphic 45 paper. Gorgeous, Astrid x

Ros Crawford said...

This is adorable!! I really love the papers ... I can imagine all sorts of gift to put in a bag like this

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely, Astrid! This is such a gorgeous range. You are right, it is so handy to have these bags ready and I must make some!

Lucy x

Lorraine said...

It's gorgeous. I love what you've done with that bag. G45 are fabulous.

Kelly Neis said...

These are sweet!! I have that paper and now I need to make gift bags with it! I love yours and they match perfectly with the brown bags. Beautiful!
Hugs Kelly

marda said...

What a pretty gift bag to have at the ready. I love G45 papers and could NOT wait till the new French Country was finally available. I'm with you.. each new collection is better than the last.

chrissies said...

A very beautiful bag. The paper looks amazing.

Best wishes Chrissiexx

Sophie said...

Ein Traum!
Was gäbe ich dafür, wenn ich so schöne Tüten hätte...
Wunder-wunderschön, Astrid.

Einen schönen Sonntag noch...

Martina2801 said...

Your new creations are so beautiful, Astrid! I really love the great!
Have a nice sunday my friend.

Dianne said...

STUNNING bag Miss Astrid, the papers are gorgeous. Fabulous job on the bags and the tags, thanks for sharing and the inspiration, hope your having a lovely weekend...

Claire said...

Wow this is gorgeous Astrid, those papers are so beautiful!
Claire xx

butterfly said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous use of these fab papers, Astrid... I love the vintage distressed look on the bag itself too.
I'm working on the basis that your four days non-blogworld were travelling-time, in which case: welcome home!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous Astrid, just love the images, colours and design on your bag and tag.
Have a good week.
Hugs {brenda} x0x

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Dorthe said...

Hi Astrid-
I have as you know been away, too-so commenting late!
Your wonderful gift bag ,with,- the most
sweet and lovely images from Graphics 45 with the hens and roosters- and the great black/beige papers used as backgrounds are lovely- also the other side with the red frame is so beautiful--a bag for decorating a wall, rather that carrying some goods inside :-)
So wonderful for storage of lovely laces!
Hugs from Dorthe

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