Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pebbles Inc. Fun In The Sun Summer Gift Bags

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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). 

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  1. They are just beautiful!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  2. Mendi, these are so awesome. I love gift bags, and yes your right, I wouldn't have the time that day to make one. I'm going to try this out for sure so I'll have some on hand, the possibilities are endless. Can you tell me what punch or die you used for the raindrops? Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

    1. Thank you! I used Fiskars Tear Drop Hand Punch. I think it may be discontinued, but I did find several of them available on Ebay here with free shipping. :)

  3. Mendi, thanks for getting back to me and posting the listing for me. I'm going to try and make some bags for sure. They'll be so great for the holidays.Thank you again:)

  4. Mendi, I got it, yayyyy! Thanks for taking the time and finding it for me.

  5. Wow these bags are adorable! Totally love that you created them into shaker window bags too! Brilliant!

  6. I am super impressed and in love with these awesomely cool, yet HOT bags for the Summer treats!! I love everything about these - especially the little shaker element to each of them!! You just delight me ALL the time!! Hope you will have a happy, fabulous and successful week ahead!! Hugs to you!!


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