My dear friend lost her mind. She decided to throw a birthday sleep over for her ten year old daughter. She agreed to have 9 other 10year old's sleep over… in addition to her 3 year old, 7 year old and a friend of the 7 year old. She is NUTS! She called me in near tears and said “Katie, I need you, please say you will come help.” You can’t tell crazy no… so I hopped on a train on a working Saturday… to ‘help’.
I was in charge of the craft project and will show that in a later post. But here I have the gift bag I made for the birthday girl. Just a simple pink bag I dressed up a bit.
I started by cutting a piece of black card stock to the width of the bag and used a pretty ek success edger for a lacey effect. Next I layered on a fun pink zebra sheet of Recollections patterned paper topped off with a great piece of rose ribbon trim that was a gift from a crafty friend.
I have such a crush on pendants right now and couldn’t resist adding one for her on this bag. I used a Stampin Up punch and embossed her name in silver. I just love that effect. The silver embossing powder comes out almost like a silver leaf effect. Because I like her so much I took the time to add little eyelets so the black twine wouldn’t wear the holes thin.
Once the banner was on I started on a little treat. I have some bottle caps with a pin back and thought if I made a cute one she could put it on a back pack or something. I had a pink zebra push pin (don’t act surprised… I have more animal print than is legal in some states). I chopped the back off of that and used it as the bottom layer in the cap. Next I added a star shaped button and quite a few little clear and silver beads that don’t show up too well in the photo. Once I had everything I wanted in the bottle cap I filled it up with glossy accents. When it dried I took one large ribbon flower (same great friend) and pinned the cap on so she could remove it later.
I really wanted the bag to look finished and planned so I added a layer of black tulle in with the pink tissue. I think the bottle cap was more of a hit than the actual gift!