Wednesday, 18 June 2014

"Gift Bags"

Hello Blog friends, what a fantastic afternoon we had.  Morning was a bit undecided but boy! oh! boy! once it made the decision it was "HOT" and I loved it.  When Audrey popped in to pick up the boys she was telling us a  few miles up the road in Arbroath they had horrific thunder storms and weird is that???
Boys were here for tea this evening, man can those two eat.  Great to see it, they refuse nothing but "blows" those two.  
Thomas who will be 10 in September is very tall at already 5`1" was telling us that the new ruling is for 7 portions of fruit and veg per day rather than 5.  Thomas was saying he would find that difficult as he was not that keen on many children are??  Me in my wisdom said "oh! Thomas you will have to eat your vegetables they help you grow" ......  I wish you could have seen the look I got before he said  "Granny have you seen the height I am"????? this of course caused a great deal of laughter.
Anyway back to to today`s offering.  Hazel has the XCut Die for this wonderful Gift Bag.  She cut me a few, here is what I did with 2 of them the rest have been used and of course ....  I forgot to photograph them.

These bags are a great size, they hold a nice selection of Mini Products and of course a good selection of Homemade Goodies
Each bag uses 2 sheets of A4 card.  The card has to be thick, at least (350gsm) otherwise the Die cuts right through where it should just crease for folding
SB Blossom Five for the Roses
SW Classic Rose Die for some of the leaves
Cheery Lynn Die For the large Scroll
MB Die for the frame, I added a few little flowers.  
Organza ribbon for the bows to finish

That`s it for today
Thank you for calling by I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia  xxx


  1. Fantastic gift bags Patricia, love the frame (on of my favs) and gorgeous flowers..It really does look a good size for gift bags.

  2. Gorgeous gift bags Patricia. Really good size. Very useful.

  3. I love these gift bags, and after seeing them on your sisters blog I had to order this die. as yet I have'nt had the time or inclination to use it, but seeing the bags in all their glory with flowers on your blog. I am definitely going to use it for a few gifts I have to make. Thank you.

    Love Tina XX

  4. Super gorgeous gift bags your baby card below this post too...sound like you all had a lovely time too.xx♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

  5. Really pretty gift bags Patricia. I like the contrast of the dark bag with the light embellishments. Have a great day.

  6. This die looks interesting, your gift bags are lovely. Your grandsons serm to be growing into young men, amazing how soon they grow up.

    Wilma x x

  7. Your giftbags look great.


  8. Morning Patricia...these are gorgeous!!! Loving the way you have decorated them. Your details really pop against the dark card...very elegant! Hugs Carole Z X

  9. Morning Patricia,

    Beautiful bags. You have decorated them well, the embellishments look great against the dark background.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. lovely die, great bags and a fabulous story! Have a great day Patricia xx

  11. These are so pretty Patricia, great idea for Christmas gifts too, xxx

  12. Morning Patricia,
    These bags are gorgeous, never seen this die will have to look for it, would be very useful for Christmas.

  13. Gorgeous bags and luv the embellishments you have used - and as always you fab flowers xx I have bought this die after asking Hazel about it and I know what you mean about it cutting where it should crease if the card isn't thick enough but luv it and the tag and the bow die that comes with it - good value I think - the weather the same here yesterday - overcast most of the day and then the sun came out in the afternoon and it got hotter and hotter and it was warm enough to still sit out at 10pm - not very often that happens here - lets hope it turns out the same today xx GailT xx

  14. Very pretty little gift bags Patricia beautifully embellished..


  15. These gift bags are amazing! I love, love, love your flowers!

  16. Pretty gift bags Patricia and I love the flowers ... they would be really nice with Choccies in them !!

  17. Hello Patricia, your little bags are delightful, and as usual the flowers are gorgeous. Wonderful for little gifts, chocolate perhaps, hugs Kate x

  18. Afternoon Patricia, Gorgeous gift bags, they look a good size too, of course your embellies are stunning, as always.
    Talking about the 7 portions of fruit and veg, I have started 'juicing' loads of fruit and veg at breakfast, and it is a fabulous way of getting them.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Ooh these are gorgeous! I really want to try something like this so I'll have to look out for it. Love how you've decorated the bags - really pretty!

  20. What a hoot! Your Thomas sure has a great sense of humour, clever little chap ;-) Your gift bags are a gift of their own Patricia, so very feminine and beautifully made! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  21. Wowsers! You have some nifty prezzie bags, and your decorations have sent these just right over the top. So very pretty & what a lovely gift packaging this will make. You & Hazel are so lucky to be able to share your supplies. If each of you has different 'schtuff', look at your inventory!!! TFS & Hugs. (enjoyed your grands story. How cute).

  22. Love your gift bags Patricia, fabulous embellishing. I was interested in the type of csrd you could use so great to know it can be that sturdy. Fabulous to enjoy this hot weather. Flora xx

  23. Fabulous gift bags Patricia and its been really warm here too for a change lol huggles Sue xx

  24. I completely know where you are coming from with feeding growing males - mine are all taller than me and are much like a plaque of locusts!
    Love these bags Patricia. Cutting them in black makes them look really special and helps your beautiful adornments pop. Very expensive looking. Jenny x

  25. Hi Patricia,
    Did wonder how I missed this yesterday until I saw what time you posted it lol!
    Your gift bags are superb. Very classy. Love the embellishments. Wonder if you could use thinner card with an extra layer of card under the creasing bits to stop it cutting through?
    Rushed home from work to catch the second half of the footie and wished I hadn't.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  26. Hi Patricia the bags look gorgeous especially in black! I love to see children with good appetites and not "pickers". When mine were young they ate everything more or less! Susan xx

  27. Lol. Out of the mouths of babes. My youngest announced that also this week and I struggle to get a couple in him. Boys!
    Love your gift bags very smart and elegant.
    Hugs Erika.

  28. It's great to be able to swap about with your sister. I like this little bag die. It can look so different. Glad you are enjoying good weather. Hugs Christine xx