Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Happy Birthday Mice Gift Bags

The plain Daiso dotted bags were the inspiration for these gift bags.  Can you believe that the bags came in a pack of three for only $1.50!!!  I knew that the colors and simplicity of the dots would be great background to add on embellishments.
I have two Sizzix dies (from HMBFC) which I seldom use because of their large size, but they were perfect for these bags.  The Birthday Wishes words were cut from pearlescent light blue card stock and the Hooray was cut from a foil blue card stock. (Fancy card stock is available in packs from HMBFC.)
Both die cuts have small holes on the sides through which I strung the Lawn Fawn rainbow twine and tied it into bows.  Fabri-Tac glue was used to adhere the words and stamped circles.
House Mouse stamps were used to apply brown permanent ink to Sizzix die cut circles before they were colored in with Copic pens.  The edges of the stamped card stock circles were rubbed with Distress Ink and a little crystal glitter was added to the pink cupcake frosting.
The small circle tags were serendipitous additions because I found some House Mouse clear stamps at HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts that coordinated perfectly with the larger House Mouse stamps. (The small stamps were only $3.49....what a deal!) Fancy decorated gift bags are so expensive these days that it's economical and fun to make your own from 50 cent Daiso paper bags.  Yes, YOU can craft!  


1 comment:

yyam said... cute!