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Today I have some fun ideas for summer gift bags using Pebbles Fun In the Sun collection along with the new Fuse tool and Gift Bag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. I don't know about you, but I rarely think to prepare a fun gift bag on the actual day of an event so I love having some ready to go when I'm headed out the door to a special occasion.
I thought it would be fun to experiment with different shaped shaker windows using various nesting dies. For my first bag I wanted to mimic the look of the citrus slices found in the patterned paper. To achieve this I added all my sequins to the circle shape before closing it up. I then carefully slid the sequins over a little bit each time to fuse the straight lines.
My next bag features a star window filled with multi-colored sequins. I cut an extra band of patterned paper to go along the top of my bag which I punched with a scalloped edge using a border punch.
My last gift bag is my favorite. It uses some of the fun watermelon patterned papers from the collection so I thought it would be really fun to create a heart window and punch out little hearts and raindrops to pose as watermelon seeds for my shaker.
Make sure to head over the the Pebbles Blog where I share step-by-step instructions on how I created these fun shaped window shakers with the fuse tool and some basic supplies I already had on hand. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)
Interested in the products I used to create my projects today? To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included).
Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)