The third challenge for the Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary festivities was to make a tag for a matching gift bag, either one you create or purchase. I found this black and white gift bag in my stash. Such a fun pattern! I remembered that I had some leftover pieces from the Love You Always card I created for last month's blog hop, and immediately thought that it would be fun to create a coordinating tag. I love it when inspiration strikes quickly! So here is the complete set.
This gift bag would be darling on its own, of course. I stamped some white tissue paper with Pure Poppy polka-dot hearts. After stamping a tiny heart as well, I stamped XOXO in black ink. All the images are from the Heart Prints stamp set. Custom tissue paper really bumps a gift bag over the top. I love how it looks!
I already had a piece of embossed cardstock in my scrap drawer, along with the flower and leaves. I cut the white tag using Tag Sale #10 and trimmed the black piece to fit. It was previously embossed with the Hugs & Kisses folder by Cuttlebug. I cut the red heart using the Heart Prints dies. Boy, do I wish I had that white lace-edged heart from the card in a smaller size!
I stamped the word "love" from the County Fair stamp set using VersaMark ink and embossed it in white. I chose that stamp because it had a similar feel to the image I used on the original card. I would love some mini versions of the large Wet Paint words! Are you listening, Papertrey Ink? :)
I selectively stamped the word "always" in black ink on a white Building Blocks die cut, added a rhinestone to the flower, and glued everything together in the same layout as my card. Then I just tied it to my gift bag with some red and white baker's twine.
My daughter Emily loves it! She said it would be cool to receive a gift in this bag. She may have been dropping a hint for Valentine's Day, naturally, but she was pretty impressed. I mainly make cards and this gift set had quite an impact. I should do this more often! I personally love how it all turned out anyway. :)
Stamps: Wet Paint, Ruby Reprise, Heart Prints, County Fair (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink); VersaMark
Paper: White, True Black, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Ruby Rose dies, Building Blocks die, Heart Prints die, Tag Sale #10 die (Papertrey Ink); Hugs
& Kisses embossing folder (Cuttlebug); white embossing powder
(Filigree); clear rhinestone; black and white gift bag; white tissue paper; red/white baker's twine