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Friday, February 24, 2012

Festive Friday #4 - Repurposed Take Out Bag for Pretty Holiday Gift Giving

Welcome to the fourth installment of Terri Sproul's 2012 Festive Friday Bloghop! You should have arrived here from Amanda's Page. To get back to the beginning of the bloghop CLICK HERE.

Today I am sharing a quick and easy gift bag repurposing project...and you only need a few supplies.

This tote bag was a seasonal gift bag that my husband brought home from work containing a gift of  Columbian coffee {brought back from Columbia}. He has a lot of colleagues that are from Central and South America. Not only was it already sort of pretty - it smelled yummy, too! This decorated bag carried some handcrafted goodies to California for my official meeting with my "Fairy Craftmother" {you know...Terri Sproul} at CHA! This bag has earned frequent flier miles. And I'm happy to report that at CHA, I was standing near a trash receptacle and I noticed a lady preparing to throw away a holiday gift bag and I asked her for it so I could recycle it properly {artfully - wink, wink}. Of course it made the trip back to Florida!

I spritzed the bag with Stewart Superior Memories Mists "Sparkling Silver" and "Iridescent" shimmer sprays. These really brought this bag to life. I cut out and added some images from the T!m Holtz Holiday stack paper embellished with chalk inks. I finished the bag off with burlap trims from May Arts.

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As a gift on the First Festive Friday of 2012... I shared a FREE DIGI of my Melted Frosty for personal use to get a jumpstart on your Holiday Cards. Today I announce the winner of entries left via inLinkz. DRUMROLL PLEASE!!!

Congratulations Leslie Rayhe!!! Thanks Leslie for this lovely blue card featuring "Melted Frosty". You are the winner and I will be sending you some fun holiday themed goodies. : ) Sb

The next stop on the Festive Friday Bloghop
is Laura at Scrappin' Daphne - CLICK HERE.


  1. I WON!!! YIPPEE!! :) How cool is that! :) Thank you!! Love that digi!!

  2. love the bag., way to go Leslie.. love how you coloured the melted sm..I have coloured a few but just dont really like what I have done.....congrats...

  3. love that you recycled this bag, now it smells pretty and looks GREAT 2 - well done

  4. Wonderful job! I really like that image you used!

  5. I love it! The image is amazing :)

    I also love your melted snowman :)

  6. love the idea and you did a great job with this bag!!!


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