Saturday, June 11, 2011

"maddie" gift bag by lauren bergold

i love presents! i love giving them as much as getting them, but most of all... i love ♥DECORATING♥ them! i adore giftwrap and bows and ribbons, and have been known to spend as much time wrapping a gift as i did shopping for it! :) luckily, i have three young nieces who are not at all opposed to receiving modest gifts in outlandishly fancy packages, so it works out quite nicely.

my niece madeline is just getting ready to turn seven. i have a savings bond for her, and a fancy letter "M" (made with the FLORABUNDA kit!) to hang in her room, so of course i wanted a pretty giftbag to hold them; and the june pixie dust kit had everything i needed to make one!

i layered the fabulous pink paislee birthday paper with the diecut edges of some of the sassafras paper on top of a border punched panel of cerise cardstock. this is the first time i've used sassafras' "foldies" but already i'm in love; they are diecuts that you pop out of their sheet, fold along the dotted lines and VOILA: you've got dimensional accents! i used them in the corners, with one of the gorgeous & festive self-adhesive cardstock banners from the kit. i did a little bit of inking and a whole bunch of sewing, and i was DONE! easy peasy!

in case you're wondering about putting so much work into ONE giftbag... as i mentioned, i *LOVE* making these, so i'd do it anyway, but also i have a tiny secret: i generally do all of my decorating on a panel that attaches to the bag with only a few pieces of foam tape. why?? because the day AFTER the party, mama can pop the panel off and the birthday girl's got a fun sign to hang on her bedroom door!

now that's what i call time well spent! happy birthday, miss madeline! ♥♥♥

Kirsty's Note -
Brilliant!!! who could resist present with such lovely packaging, love it! Thanks Pixie Lauren!

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  1. I tell ya, Lauren rocks the gift bags like nobody else!

  2. Wow... it's removable??... TERRIFIC! Soooo pretty