Party Bag with Sizzix

Hello my Sweets! I do hope you all had a very wonderful Easter holiday. Ours was very quiet, but still very nice. Mr. Pete is enjoying himself so much at college these days that he didn’t even come home this weekend…and that’s okay. Kiddos grow up, that’s all there is to it. And even though we’ve outgrown the old Easter traditions of egg dying, egg hunts, and Easter baskets, I do still firmly believe that Easter does require at least a little bit of chocolate. I mean everyone loves chocolate, right?

Audrey Pettit Sizzix HappyEasterBag

So of course I got my little Missy Nik some last minute chocolates, and of course I needed some last minute quick and easy gift wrapping idea to package them up. Fortunately, it is super easy to create your own brown paper gift bags using kraft paper on a roll. Love that you can make them any size you need to perfectly suit your gift, without having to keep a huge assortment of store-bought bags on hand. And love how easy they are to dress up for any occasion or holiday, thanks to the help of a few Sizzix dies.

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For this little project, I used my favorite Sizzix Tim Holtz Easter Alterations die in a slightly unusual way, by creating a stencil and filling in the negative shape with paint. It’s a totally different look for your die cuts, and is really fun and easy to do. And although Easter is now over, this technique can be used with pretty much any die, for any theme or event at hand.

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Here’s a few quick tips on using your dies as a stencil.

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First die cut a piece of scrap cardstock using the die of your choice. Remove the die cut and set aside for another project. Take the negative leftover from the die cut and place onto your surface, in this case, my handmade kraft bag. Then using an up and down pouncing method, apply paint over the entire surface. I used a paint dabber, but a foam brush will work equally well.

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Immediately remove the stencil and allow paint to fully dry. Once the paint is dry, you can add an outline around the image with a marker, and embellish the image however you choose.

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I like dimension, so wanted to add some 3D details to my otherwise flat bunny. I created a quick bow tie using the new Alterations Bow Tied Decorative Strip die by Tim Holtz. Love that this die comes with three different sizes of bows for lots of options. I used the smallest bow die cut here.

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To give my bag even more dimension, I added curly strips of grass die cut with Tim Holtz’s Tapered Fringe Decorative Strip die. I just rolled the die cuts gently around a pencil to create a bit of natural curve, then adhered two layers of grass to the bottom of my bag.

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Glittered buttons tucked into the grass make sweet little Easter eggs. Then I just added a quick stamped sentiment and a Tim Holtz memo pin to finish things off.

Sweet and simple!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

 

Supplies:

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Sizzix Bigz Die – Easter Elements

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Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die – Bow-Tied

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Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die – Tapered Fringe

Patterned Paper: BasicGrey Herbs & Honey Collection
Paint: Ranger
Buttons: American Crafts
Ink: Clearsnap
Stamp: Stampin’Up

16 thoughts on “Party Bag with Sizzix

  1. So cute, I love the bunny!! Mine Easter was quiet….we celebrated on Saturday because my DIL had to work yesterday 🙂 I died Easter eggs with the Grandkids on Friday and that was fun!

  2. I think you know this would capture my heart and I am pretty sure your daughter just adored the sweet packaging by her sweet and talented mama! Love that bunny so much! Have a GREAT week!

  3. Adorable bags, Audrey! Love that bunny die, it is the perfect size and there’s so much a person can do with it. Thanks much for the little tags:) You are too sweet! Happy Spring!

  4. This is adorable! Love the eggs hidden in the grass. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.
    And tell the kids – you’re never too old to dye Easter eggs!

  5. Oh, my goodness! Your creativity knows no bounds! Love this Easter bag with the sweet bunny! Great idea with the kraft paper on a roll! And, I’ve been eyeing a bow die for awhile now. I just might have to purchase it!:-) I have not outgrown the egg dying. It’s the kid in me! Have done it every year…love it…hehehe! Take care, hugs!

  6. What a clever way to use your die. I thought it was a stitched muslin bunny at first glance. I love the big bow on Mr. Bunny! Sweet as can be. I will have to try this stencil technique on my huge supply of brown Kraft bags! Love it.

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