Sunday, October 10, 2010

gift bag with trimmings by Lauren Bergold

what is it about a whole *collection* of something that makes it even more irresistible?! because seriously, if you put a box of chocolates in front of me, i kind of want to try them all; and if you put a card of luscious websters pages "le jardin" trims in my pixie dust paperie kit...i kind of want to *USE* them all...immediately...together!!!

in making this gift bag to hold my mother's birthday present, it seemed like a great idea to do just that: i used my adhesive runner to lightly stick the trims to a pre-cut piece of pink cardstock from the kit, wrapping the cut ends around to the back. then i affixed them more permanently with my sewing machine, mostly turning the wheel by hand because i am a novice and my grandmother's 1970's-era kenmore does not always love bulkier items!

to enhance the newly trimmed-up bag, i hand-cut, crumpled, and inked some fun and funky flower shapes from scraps of my kit's patterned papers, supplementing those by using the backs of the sturdy kraft-paper maya road journaling cards as the base layer for my flowers.

for extra-added embellishment... (because MORE is MORE!!!) ...i added sparkly button centers to some of the flowers; while on others i wrapped a bit of the pink looped fringe into a loose circle and secured it between paper layers to serves as an extra layer of textural "flower petals". happy birthday, mom! ♥

A note by Kirsty -
I am sure your mom loves this gift bag Lauren!!!! 
Amazing creation, my eyes popped when I first saw this! 
Today is the last day of our Debut Specials (click HERE to read about the promotion, be sure to grab your Oct Kit "Fall in Love" before the clock strike 12!!!



  1. So beautiful!! You Mom is going to love this ... it's a present in itself ...

  2. These flowers are gorgeous! Love how you combined all those pretty ribbons!

  3. Your mother will be thrilled; it's gorgeous!