Friday, 15 August 2014

Weekly Blog Project - Sunflower Altered Gift Bag

Hello, Heidi here to share a blog project with you today.
I have altered a gift bag using the gorgeous August Club stamp set - 'Sunflowers'.  If you are a member of the club, you will have already had your stamps to play with, they are so lovely to colour in!  These are my most favourite flowers, they always make me smile!

Here are the products I used to decorate my bag.

Little Claire 'Sunflowers' Stamp set
White, Brown & Blue card
Kraft Gift Bag
Versafine 'Vintage Sepia' Inkpad
Promarkers : Mustard, Tulip Yellow, Sandstone, Caramel, Pear Green,
Denim Blue and Pastel Beige
Large Square Scallop Die
Butterfly Die
Brown Check Ribbon
Brown Baker's Twine
Clear 'Wink of Stella' Glitter Pen
Sunflower charm
Brown Pearls

(Bag front close-up)

Project Instructions :

(1) Die-cut large scalloped square, stick to front of kraft bag.
(2) Cut a square to fit die and stamp around each four corners with 'Sunflower' stamp.
(3) Colour in with Promarker's and colour centres of flowers with 'Wink of Stella'
(4) Edge with ink pad.
(5) Stamp up sentiment and matt onto brown card, ink edges and stick together.
(6) Stick image down onto front of bag.
(7) Die-cut butterfly from blue card, stick together.
(8) Attach ribbon and tie a tight bow.
(9) Attach sunflower charm using baker's twine, tie a knot.
(10) Stick butterfly to front of bag, add brown pearls.

I do hope you have enjoyed my blog project today.

You can go over HERE to the website, where you can pick up these gorgeous stamps and lots of other goodies, fill your basket!

Our brand new challenge goes live on the blog tomorrow morning, there will be a great prize on offer if you join in.

Heidi and
The Little Claire Design Team



  1. Delightful gift bag, love it and a great Sunflower stamp. Little Claire Designs are beautiful stamps, have bought a lot off Steve at GNPE, will do again in October. Debbiex

  2. Oh that's gorgeous Heidi! You've made some wonderful things with this stamp set. The sunflowers look great as a frame for the sentiment and I love the butterfly and little charm. Debra x

  3. This stamp edition has captured my imagination, probably because the sunflower is such a joyous flower.

    Your project is inventive, Heidi. Remembering to ink up the edges makes such a difference too. I have some plain gift bags waiting for me to do far more altering than I've achieved so far when gifting them. This is a lovely idea. It wouldn't be hard to make some wrapping paper too - for a small present.

  4. such a pretty make Heidi - I love the design - its brilliant xx

  5. What a beautiful gift full of happy flowers and that butterfly is gorgeous. Your metal charm and gingham ribbon are the perfect touch.

  6. Such a gorgeous bag Heidi and Lynn is right, the metal charm and ribbon add the finishing touch x