Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gift Bag, matching card and ribbon flowers!

Good morning! Today I am a guest designer at "She's a Sassy Lady" and you can visit her here:

Today I am showing you how to decorate a gift bag, make a matching card and how to make ribbon flowers. This is what they look like  when you are done:

I bought a medium size white gift bag with handles.

I chose cardstock and cut two panels to cover the front and back of the bag.

This is what it looks like when it's done:

I glued some trimming to both sides of the bag:

I also tied ribbons all over both handles to match my paper:


I punched 3 circles sizes 1 1/4" - 1 3/8" -  and 2 "

Cut 8 strips of ribbon about 2 1/2" long

Glue unto the 2 1/2 circle.

Do the same with the 1 3/8 circle using a different color ribbon.

Glue on top of the larger circle

Put lots of tacky glue on the smaller circle. Start twisting your ribbon until you have covered the entire circle.

Glue unto center of layered flower.

Glue unto bag.

I made tags for the bag and the card using tag punches.

I also punched some butterflies.

I made a card using the leftover papers and embellished it with ribbons, a tag, a butterfly and embellished it with pearls.

Here is your beautiful final product.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  I also wanted to share these fun pictures we took on Monday night during our Card Ministry at church. It was so much fun!

And the bruised  knee did not keep me from smiling, from sharing, fellow-shipping and from making cards for the Hospital Ministry, Hallelujah to my Lord!!!!!


  1. I love this!!!
    I left ya some Sassy love!!!

  2. Beatriz... I love that you always have a smile!! you are one of the most positive people I know!! And I love the tutorial!! I already left you a comment over at She's a Sassy Lady... This project is wonderful!!
    Barb :)

  3. Looks like you girls had a bang up time making cards Bea!! Love the gift cute!!

  4. Hi there, i haven't seen my mum smile like that since she visited us in Holland in February !

    Thank you !

    p.s. good luck with the knee :)

  5. You are such a sweetie and what a wonderful ministry! Love the gift bag and card creation! We need to get that thing of your leg though, I know how much they can hurt so take it slow!

  6. Love seeing these fun pictures and glad to see that you are still having fun even with your injury. Your gift bag and card is lovely!! :)

  7. LOVE this bag, Bea! And those ribbon flowers are beautiful. But my favorite part is the photos of you and the girls. Ya'll look like a bag of fun!

  8. What a terrific idea! I love how this turned out too :) the flowers are so cute. Hope your knee is doing better and your resting so it will heal :) Thanks for adding my blinkie too :) You made my day :) YEAH!!! have a fantastic day!

  9. Love your creation... awesome!!! :) :) :) Looks like you had allot of fun!!!

  10. I am so beyond impressed by this set!!!! I never think to do stuff like that!!!

  11. Bea what a great gift bag and card and thank you for the tutorial. This wil be a great way to use up some smaler strips of ribbon.

  12. I just left you a comment over at She's a sassy Lady - love the colors, such a beautiful spring palette, the trim around the top of the bag and the bows on the handle!

  13. Great gift bags! Love the ribbon flower!!

  14. Q bellas las bolsitas... aun sin tener nada adentro son un hermoso regalito decorativo - verdad ?? Gracias por el tutorial de los ribbons

    Y q linda salistes en la foto con tu pierna... Se nota q la pasaron super.