Hi! Kristen here today.

Do you make your own gift bags? I tend to forget to have them on hand, and am often rushing to create a personalized gift wrap for my birthday person. What I do love to do is to create a matching set, card and bag, to show the recipient that I have put a lot of thought into their gift.

I am also sharing this fun technique I recently discovered. I used melted crayons to create these beautiful matching chipboard star embellishments.

What I did was to place my chipboard piece on some scrap papers, then I took several crayons in colors that were similar to each other, took off the wrappers, and used a lighter to melt the wax on the crayon enough for it to drip onto my star. I covered the star completely ( making sure not to burn the wax as it turns it black) then let the shape set and harden for about 15 minutes. It was cool enough to handle, so I used my ChipArt tools and stamped a fluer-de-lis in the center of the star.

After my star was cooled down further, I trimmed any excess wax off the shape with a knife and added it to my card, made a second and added that star to my bag.

To decorate the bag and card, I used gcd studios Smoothie Collection. I chose this collection for the beautiful fall like colors ( could also be end of summer colors) and made this great set.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my goodness... SO CREATIVE!! Whoever would have thought to use the ChipArt tool in crayon wax! Love this.