Bagging Good Fun

Hi everyone!

Teri here, and I've been "bagging" Heidi to let me come back and share a new technique with you.

Hee hee. :) Just kidding.

But I'm totally excited to to show you today a few new and fun ways to use the gift bags from Melody Ross' Homespun Chic collection on your cards and scrapbook pages.

First, if you haven't seen the bags before, click here for a peek. GCD Studios makes four different kinds. Each is clear plastic with a design printed on it. I am partial to the blue houndstooth print. It's "oh la la" worthy.

The bags are great to use as they come for wrapping gifts and special treats. But you need to prep them first when you want to use them on cards and scrapbook pages.

You do that by:

1. Setting a bag in a paper trimmer and cutting off the sealed end.

2. Taking what is left of the bag and using your scissors to cut down the seam. Unfold the bag and you'll have one really long rectangle to work with.

You can really go to town.

You can use the bags like patterned paper.

I applied clear adhesive to my card base here before I applied the bag piece to it. Once applied, I rubbed my hand over it to even out any wrinkles.

And here's how the whole card looks.

You can also use a bag to make a pretty window.

I cut a hole through my card and then mounted a piece of the bag inside the card.

And here's how the whole card looks.

Besides these two ways, you can also diecut and piece pieces of the bags together to make flowers and cut them in strips to make ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back again soon.

-Teri Anderson
for GCD Studios


  1. wow! Sooo very clever and fun!!!

  2. darling cards and I LOOOOOOOVE the use of the bags!

  3. I didn't realize they had bags. Cuteness!

  4. Had no idea! How cool are those?!!

  5. thanks for sharing your ideas. The cards are fantastic and love your Pattern papers. I have a link on my blog as one of my favs line.

    hugs angela

  6. Such an amazing idea Teri I love this!

  7. Teri these are absolutely fabulous!! Brilliant, brilliant use of those bags!