20 December 2013

Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share: Gift-spirations Day 2

Good Yule, Folks! Welcome to Day 2 of the Kraft-y Hearts Gift-Spiration Blog Share!

So today's project is more about the wrapping than the gift inside. These little bags are perfect for everything from cookies to a gift card to candy, and so much more. (I suppose you could put a lump of coal or two in one, but why wast such cute packaging, right?) ;-) The best part about these adorable bags is that they are part of a no-sew kit by Close To My Heart called Season's Tweeting Gift Bags kit, which is from the Holidays From The Heart Gift Guide

The kit includes 6 gift bags (3 in each style), 9 tags (that's 3 extra tags just in case you mess up), and the cutest stamp set. All you need to provide is the ink and an acrylic block (3-inch works well). Here are some close ups of the tags I made.

The images are great for coloring. I used 4 colors of Sharpie Markers on these tags (3 greens and a red) that coordinated really well with the fabrics of the bags. The banners were cut out in a New York minute using the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge. I popped some of the images up using dimensional adhesive for added interest. (Is that owl cute, or what??)

If you use Sharpies or alcohol inks such as CTMH's Exclusive Inks Markers, your coloring will bleed through the back of your tag. To cover up the bleed, I added a circle of White Daisy cardstock cut at roughly 2 3/4 inches and stamped "To" and "From" on it in Cranberry Exclusive ink

Here's a look at all the bags and tags together:

What could be easier for a gift?? The work is all done for you. All that's left is the fun part: stamping the tags and stuffing the bags with goodies. 

For more fun gift ideas, be sure to hop over and see what the amazingly creative Lynn Darda is up to at From My Bungalow. And we'll see you tomorrow for one last quick gift idea for the holidays!


  1. Cute, love the bright colors you used on your tags.

  2. Nice! I have these bag sitting on my table. You've inspired me to get them made. Thank you!

  3. Your tags are beautifully colored!!!! Love!!

  4. How smart is this?! You make it look super easy, just like I know it is. These are so sweet & perfect for gift giving. Great tip on the gift tags too. :)

  5. Wow! What cute bags and tags these are! And how fabulous they are in one easy-to-use kit. Totally adorable, Kim. Love your tip on hiding the bleed from the markers on the back!