I just couldn't resist turning this Ethel M gift bag into a special bag for a future home baked gift. It was started by cutting in half a 6x6 Whimsy dessert printed card stock (from a pack). Next I stamped and colored some images from a Whimsy stamp set. To add some realism I frosted the desserts with white dimensional paint (in a squeeze tube). and decorated with some fake candy sprinkles. Once the dimensional paint was dry, I fussy cut out the desserts and attached them with adhesive dots. The 'But First Dessert' words were stamped and heat embossed in dark brown.
For the back of the bag, I die cut the word 'Sweet' using a Whimsy die and some frosted/foil card stock. The dessert images for the back were prepared like the ones for the front before they were attached with foam adhesive dots. I was going to leave the sides of the bag undecorated until I noticed that the Ethel M name was printed along the center of the gusset fold. Sigh....so I folded and glued down two paper doilies to the sides (The part that extended beyond the sides were folded under because cutting would leave unsightly rough edges. I think they coordinate well with the overall look I was trying to achieve because doilies say 'fancy treats' to me. LOL! Recycling bags make me happy because I can imagine their life extending far beyond the usual one and done use. I have a second bag twin that is telling me to turn it into an autumn goodie bag. Please visit again to see how it turns out!