Friday, March 23, 2012

Fiskateer Spring Blog Hop

A Spring Gift Bag
Welcome to the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop. You should have come from the blog of the super talented Lizzie, Fiskateer #5926.  If you happen to have just found the hop from my blog  and you are a Fiskateer, official starting point is at  www.fiskateers.com.

If you are one of my followers who is thinking a “Fiskawhat?”, you should know that Fiskateers (www.fiskateers.com) is an online community of craftiness (paper crafts, sewing, gardening, etc.) all based around our love and appreciation of Fiskars (think orange-handled scissors to start). There is a blog, gallery, and message board led by four lovely Lead Fiskateers who along with the other Fiskateers are fabulous at getting creativity flowing via chats, challenges, on-line crops, and interviews with other crafty celebrities. If you would like to join in the inspiration of Fiskateers, go to www.Fiskateers.com/join. Then, join in the fun at the beginning, www.kellystarsallthingscrafty.blogspot.com for a complete list of blog hop stops.
Now with all of the house keeping out of the way, we will move on to my project.  I have to admit this project is a "leftover".  When Kelly asked if I wanted to be a part of the hop I absolutely did, but knew I would be recovering from neck surgery and would not be able to have a project that was blog-hop-worthy ready in time ( I am doing better than expected at this point, by the way). I was going to just offer some fun Fiskars blog candy, but I was looking through some pictures and realized I had not shared this particular gift bag project on-line, and it seemed so appropriate since it is a spring project and I used so many of Fiskars great tools!   Some fellow Fiskateers will remember it from the party we had at the end of Tami's Whirlwind Tour of Arizona. 

Supplies


Fiskars tools used in this project:
Spring Flower Border Punch (LE 2011)
Butterfly Border Punch (LE 2011)
The consumables used were a very coveted, and no longer available, Fiskars tape runner, brown paper lunch bag, piece of scrap plastic leftover from lamenating, tissue paper, orange and green cardstock, ribbon, and stickles.

Creating Your Gift Bag

Before you start, cut 3" off of the top of your bag and save for later.

Insert the bottom half of your Everywhere Punch inside of the paper bag and the top half on the side of the side of the bag without a seam and punch you hole in the middle of your bag.

Center your bag on the border punch of your choice, some patterns will look fine if they are not centered, but some will not look so nice.  A regular weight brown paper lunch bag should be light enough you can punch through all of the layers at once.

Finish Up With Punches or Other Embellishments

Now you can punch out shapes, stamp a design  or use other embellishments of your choice to decorate the bag.  For the window, I put a small amount of adhesive on each side of the piece of plastic and carefully inserted in the bag to stick behind the opening. 
That small piece of paper you saved from the top of your bag can be cut, used as a gift card and tied to the bag.  I punched a hole in an upper corner (since the picture, I now have a Fiskars punch to do this with!) used a sentiment from one of my Simple Stick Stamp sets, and a small piece of coordinating ribbon.

Two Different Looks

 

For My Giveaway

Simply leave a comment and I will share with a random winner, a pair of Fiskars Non-Stick #5 Detail Scissors  and, only if you are a Fiskateer, were not able to attend a US of F gathering or were not an on-line US of F winner, I will also add in a pair of #8 Designer Scissors with the Floral pattern.  I am sure there will be a few other goodies in the bag as well!

Next Blog to Hop To

Please note, before you go to see what crafty goodness Emily, Fiskateer #7021 has for you to see, she wanted me to post a message that her website is very secure because it is owner maintained, you can read the certificate, simply click continue and then it will allow to head on over to her post.

54 comments:

Laura C said...

Hi Marianne! Somehow I think I missed these bags from the Tami visit! Very cool, fast and easy! I need to do a birthday gift for tomorrow, now I have the solution to wrapping!

kellystar said...

Your bags are so beautiful and I love that little "peek" window. The embellished butterflies are so lovely on the top bag. AWESOME project. So happy you were able to blog hop with us this weekend!

Debby said...

I love the window. what a teaser and a great way to add more to your decor. great job.

weze said...

what a great way to "fix" up a paper bag! We Fiskateers are so crafty!
Heal fast!
Louise #3903

Betsy said...

What a fabulous idea for a paper bag!! Glad you are doing well! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!

Gail said...

Great project! TFS!
Glad to hear you're doing well!

Jessica said...

What a great little gift bag. Thanks for sharing your creativity. I've followed your blog. So I'll be back. I haven't been able to attend any Fiskars events.(other than these great blog hops.)Abd I'm also a Fiskateer
Hugs, Jessica #5319

Ladydoc said...

Congrats on your recovery from surgery! I left a Thanks yesterday because I knew you'd probably be getting to this today. I had missed this project before. Looks fun!

Just a Simple Gal - Judy in Huntsville - AL said...

wow! so fun!!!

Jean said...

What a gorgeous gift bag!! Perfect colors too!!

marla said...

An adorable bag project. I love it. I was not able to attend any US of Fiskateer event sure wish there were some fiskateers close by but it seems they are all 5 hours away!! thanks for a chance at some new goodies!!

mish said...

Great gift bags, love using the lunch bag too! I was not able to attend a US of F gathering because we were in the process of moving. Would have loved to go! I am awaiting details about International version!
Michelle
ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

Super cute way to dress up the bag! Love it!! I don't even know what US of F is.. How sad is that! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Fiskateer #6361
asecretvintage.blogspot.com

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love the bags. I am glad you are recovering well and that you found some time to share these great bags. And I was lucky enough to attend a US of F party.

Cindy deRosier said...

Very nice! I attended a USF party, so don't include me in your drawing. :)

Dot said...

Very pretty bag! You used so many Fiskars tools to make it too!

Lesa said...

So cute! Another great use for the everywhere punch!
Glad to hear the recovery is coming along smoothly!

Victoria's Place said...

Wow! Awesome bag! Such a cute idea!
#2766

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

Girl you're rally working those tools,love it!

Dawn Stegall said...

Great bag, perfect for a quick gift!

Tona said...

I LOVE this gift bag!!!

Suzi said...

I was just gifted the Everywhere punch started set, so I can do this! Way cool! Thanks for sharing! I was amazed to see you participating! So glad you are on the mend!
Suzi #5563

Sue in CT said...

Oh I am glad you posted the bag. I missed it too. Very nice. I want to make some. Maybe these will be easier than baskets and I can give the grandchilden their own bag for Easter. Thanks for the inspiration and I am so glad to hear your doing better.

Groovy Deborah said...

What a fun way to decorate! Love this! Happy Spring, Deb♥

lizzie said...

Oh my gosh! adorable!!!!!

Chris C said...

i love this idea - I am always looking for new ways to wrap/give gifts - now I just need a stash of paper bags...
Christine C #2264

TracyM #6773 said...

Super cute gift bag Marianne - LOVE how you used your punches and great colour combo to transform a plain paper bag into a pretty gift bag!!!

Thank you for sharing your tutorial too - I know that I will be making one just like yours soon.

SO HAPPY to hear that you are recoving well - hope that you get to be pain-free and back to crafting real soon :)

AmyJ said...

What an adorable bag. I love it. I love the butterflies too. Glad to hear your feeling better. Thanks so much for sharing with us and sharing your how too's.
Amy#8546

Patty Williams said...

I love creative gift bags! Adore them actually and always looking for new ideas ! This is a good one! I wonder if the kids would like their lunch bags fancied up ! LOL Thanks for sharing your creative bags -- it's a keeper !

Thanks for the chance to win -- I wasn't able to go to a US of F party nor was I an online USF winner.

jackie 4124 said...

Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing that with us

Sue D said...

Great gift bags. I like the orange butterflies.
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Pamela Haskin said...

Great bags!!! I'll have to give this a try. I did not attend US of F and did not win anything on in the online US of F either. THanks for a chance to win.

Maya said...

Adorable project! Thanks for sharing and I wish you fast recovery!

NanaBeth said...

Your bag is adorable-I'm so glad you thought to post it.Hope your neck continues to heal and you're back to normal soon.

Laney said...

I love how you put so many Fiskars products to use making such a cute bag. I just love my Squeeze Punches and I do have the Flit on by one and the Punch Everywhere. Thanks for sharing.
Elaine #7777

christina #4635 said...

What a great use of your punches to make an adorable gift bag! Love it!

Sandy said...

One of my favorite make and takes Marianne! I'm so glad you posted it for more Fiskateers to see.

Vicky said...

Darling project for those brown little lunch bags! and love your embellishments :)
I did go to a US of F party, and it was a blast!

Sylvia said...

I love the Spring twist on your gift bag project. I'm gonna give it a try.

So glad you're recovering quickly.

Miss you!
-Sylvia #5019

Courtney said...

Cute bags! I think anyone would love getting these.

Tifany said...

What great goodie bags!
{Especially love the first one!}

And I am SO glad to hear you are doing better than expected!

And, I do have the scissors from the USF event...so I don't know if that disqualifies me from the giveaway altogether...but if it doesn't I would LOVE to win those non-stick scissors. Can you believe I don't own any?

Glad you are doing well!

- Tifany #5942
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Love the bag!!! CUTE!

DebbieC. #4668 said...

What a fun treat bag and I like all the punches you used on it.

Lisa Sarmiento said...

I love the gift bag with the window,What a cute idea. I was a US of F winner. Thanks for sharing and being in the Blog Hop. So glad you're having a speedy recovery. Lisa #4791

Amyscats said...

Glad to hear you're mending so well. And what a great pair of gift bags - I wouldn't have cared if they were repeats because they're so adorable. I'm a fairly new Fiskateer and have not attended a US of F gathering or an online US of F winner, so I'd love to win the #8s.
Amyscats #8535

Kathy said...

Love how you used your tools to create your own giftbag. The window is ingenious! The punch worked so well for it.

MamaBirdy said...

What a great way to dress up a bag.
Thanks for sharing this idea with us.
-Tanya #5407-

Emma said...

Ah what a great way to make a gift bag! I always have brown bags in the house for the kids' school snacks but have never thought to use them for much else. Thanks for sharing!

Charlene said...

What a CUTE spring bag, love it! I love the little different windows too :)

febe said...

Fab work for a gift bag. Love your details. :)

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Hi Marianne. With this gift bag, I can truly recycle, save and be creative. Thanks.

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Hello Marianne. Your gift bags are so easy to make yet fashionable. I love it! Thanks so much.

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Good day Marianne. Just by the bag itself, you don't need the contents anymore. Just kidding. This is so unique and creative of you. Thanks.