Saturday, July 23, 2011

Just Us Girls {3-D/TEMPLATE} Challenge #94

Hi friends.  I'm here to share my JUGS 3-D/Template project with you.  Dana is our hostess this week and she selected a fun challenge that hopefully anyone can play along with!  Check it out:
Don't we all have some sort of plain gift bag laying around?  I have a ton in my collection of wrapping paper and gift cards.  I found this little, dark brown gift sack and I knew it was perfect for my project!  I kept my bag ultra simple to show you how easy yet effective a quick decoration can be on a simple bag like this one.  I already had some of Lauren's Spring Is Here paper printed from my last project, so I took the 5x7 piece and used a scalloped border punch on each long side.  I cut the left and right edges of my double sided scalloped layer to about 5 1/4".  I then scored down the middle and cut in about 1/4" on each side about 1" from the edge.  I kept it folded and cut from one slit to the next.  That gave me the opening I needed to slide the panel over my handles. 
I simply added two matching buttons from my stash, after threading with green twine and adhering with glue dots.  I added a triple loooped bow to hold my panel down, and I was finished.  It really doesn't get much easier than that...and Lauren's fabulous paper didn't need much to make it sing on this project!  It's such a lovely contrast with the dark brown...I couldn't bring myself to muddy it up any further.  My three wick candle fits snugly inside ready to give to someone when the occasion arises.
Well, that's all I have for you today.  I sure hope you can play along this week!  If you do, please add a direct link to your post using Linky Tools over on the JUGS blog, and use keyword JUGS94 in any online galleries.

Don't forget to visit our fab DT for some awesome inspiration!  Some of the girls are on break this week due to busy summer schedules, but please swing by and leave them some love anyway :]

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you stay cool this weekend and find time to get a little crafty.


Elise said...

Before I could even ASK... {Sooooo nosy!} WHAT'S in the BAG, Goose? - YOU shared! You're SO nice, AND clever! What a delicious looking bag - it's a gift, itself! BUT yummy candle works for ME! Hee Hee Thanks for the OUTSTANDING {and yummy smelling} inspiration! Yipeeeee!

Kathryn B said...

Love the idea of a bag topper like this Kristin! You really dressed up this chocolate bag perfectly!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, girl! This is really so simple, but FABULOUS! And I love those tropical colors with the dark brown bag! Gorgeous!

Diane - said...

kristin these colors just make that bag POP! Love it. Hugs

Lisa Kind said...

Love it! Those colors are probably my fav combo! What a great way to dress up a simple brown bag! Great job with the challenge!

Dana Gustafson said...

K-girl! How have I not commented on this yet??? Hand smacking forehead right now! That deep chocolate plus the cheerful floral is delicious in the highest order!!!
diva! *smooches*

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