Monday, August 15, 2016

Butterfly Tag and Gift Bag

Hello, everyone!  Today I am sharing something a little different!  This is the first time I've made a gift bag and coordinating tag!

I have been wanting to join Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge lately since I've missed the last few challenges. The theme this fortnight is V for Vases and/or Vanilla plus a Butterfly. I've got all three! At first this theme stumped me - I only have one vase stamp in my stash - so I searched my digital files and found this gorgeous image from Gecko Galz.  It was on their Floral Fantasies Collage Sheet (I believe this sheet is no longer available).

I die-cut the image with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles and fussy-cut the vase so I could pop it up with foam tape.  I added a couple more layered rectangles and mounted on a die-cut tag (My Favorite Things Stitched Traditional Tag Stax). The cardstock for the tag is Stampin' Up Very Vanilla (my old stash), which I dry embossed with Darice Butterflies. I added two die-cut butterflies (no-name dies from ebay), embellished with purple gems.  The tag is tied with beautiful ribbon that I won in a candy from Brenda last fall (thank you, Brenda!).

The gift bag was made from a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper (K and Company) and I followed the video tutorial here. I added a die-cut butterfly border (Joy Craft) along the bottom, embellished with purple gems.

My tag and bag fit the challenge over at The Unstampabelles, which is Anything But a Card, with a twist of add a tutorial or a link to a tutorial as to how to make the project (I've got both, plus no stamping!).

I would also like to support these challenges (listed alphabetically): 613 Avenue Create AG 4/8; Allsorts Butterflies 1/3; Brown Sugar AG 2/2; Come and Get It Punches and Dies 1/3; CRAFT AG 2/5; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August UE; DigiStamps 4 Joy AG Optional Add Roses 1/3; DL.ART August Linky AG 1/day; Doing Life AG 1E; Dragonfly Dreams More than One Fold UE; Dragonfly Journeys A Rose is a Rose UE; Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Facebook Group Tag; Glitter N Sparkle AG 1/3; Hiding in My Craftroom Happy Blogiversary Super Scraps Saturday (all die-cuts from scraps) 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lunagirl Moonbeans AG 1/3; Mod Squad Sew Easy 2/3; Not Just Cards August AG UE; One Stitch at a Time Bags or Boxes UE; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for all of the die-cuts 1E; The Outlawz Saturday PAM Anything but a Card 1E

I would also like to support these two challenges (back-linking permitted):
Just Keep On Creating AG UE
Love to Scrap No Rulz 2 Challenge and Blog Hop UE

Please join my celebration candy here
There are two giveaways to be won!

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awwwww.... Such a sweet and vibrant bag!!! I just ADORE it!! And I have pinned!
The colours make me blow up! And these butterflies on the border look wonderful! Love the tag on the bag, so delicate with the vanilla embossed background and the lovely vase of flowers! The ribbon you have won from Brenda it's just perfect to compliment it! Adorable work, my friend! Your talent always shine!

Hetty said...

What a beautiful tag with the butterflies matching the ones on the bag.
Great gift bag.

Unknown said...

Oh what a beautiful creation love the tag and your coordinating gift bag! Such a beautiful set!!! Love your stitched dies and your beautiful butterflies! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

Eekers said...

Lovely bag and such a great idea for a 12x12! Butterfly die is so pretty in purple and the ribbon is gorg! :)

Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning!! I love the bag with the coordinating tag!! The colors and butterflies are beautiful!! So elegant my friend!! Love them!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Mrs A. said...

Beautiful gift bag and a lovely gift tag. The vase of flowers was a great find . Butterflies are gorgeous and I love the purple with the vanilla. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge where your bag and tag will be e there's twice for the prizes. Hugs Mrs A.

cotnob said...

Such a pretty gift bag and matching tag Kitty, lovely colours.

Wendy L said...

This is so pretty, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Monika Reeck said...

oh Kitty
purple is my fav color
and butterfly too
so adorable DIES you have
how lucky you have many dies from bfly
I have much stamp hehe LOL
see you on my other post sweety

Lori Kobular said...

Oh this gift bag and tag are gorgeous! I love the purple colors and the butterflies! Everything about this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART August Linky Challenge!

terrie said...

Kitty, your gift bag turned out beautiful...everything goes so well together...the tag that you fall perfectly unto the bag.
well done on the color combo.....hugs

Sammy said...

This is really lovely. The butterfly border is a perfect touch. x

Sheryl said...

This is so pretty, what a perfect way to give a gift. Love the butterfly border.
Glad you joined us at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

New Creations said...

Pretty gift bag in purple! Love the butterfly border and cute tag, turned out so well!

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

How pretty! I love that you used your supplies to make this. You made a beautiful bag and tag! :)

ike said...

Super beautiful - I love the embossing on your Tag :-)


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brenda said...

SO pleased you told me as I did miss this one Kitty - still having to be economical with the typing. Lovely colours for your pretty bag and a perfect entry for our Allsorts theme, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Susan Hogan said...

Clever you Kitty! Yes, beautiful objects and no stamps. It can be done well as you show us here. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles.

Desire Fourie said...

Wow what a gorgeous little gift set all in such lush purple hues. Its perfect for our 2nd ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
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Michelle said...

Great this set. Lovely colors.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

Sarn said...

Wonderful creations. Pretty colours too.

I'm on the sun loungers behind the Playground bike shed . . . if you feel like a little lite refreshment, come find me!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Fikreta said...

this is so pretty gift bag!
pretty colors !
love it!
lots of hugs

Patti said...

Oh Kitty! this is really lovely! I love the colors you selected!


Barbara Godden said...

Very pretty gift bag and tag, pretty no name butterflies. I have some of those collage sheets and they are awesome.

Lisa said...

Oh wow... these are beautiful!!! I haven't tried a gift bag yet... must give that a shot... love those sweet flowers and beautiful butterflies...

KraftyKoolKat said...

Both are gorgeous Kitty. The gift tag is awesome.

Karen Lunagirl said...

Beautiful! Love the color. Thank you for joining my August challenge at! ~ Karen

Sheila H said...

So delicate and pretty! Thanks for paying us a visit at 613 Avenue Create.

Carla's Cards said...

Lovely gift bag and tag, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Di said...

Hi Kitty! What a fabulous bag and tag - really lovely colours and super-pretty.


Di xx

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Beautiful gift bag and a tag!! Great coloures!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful Fiki
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck


Mummylade said...

Such a lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Jeannie said...

Hi KT! This is really beautiful and stunning colors together too.
Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Diane Louise J said...

Hello.… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely project. Great colouring of a lovely image… Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again next time.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with your gorgeous little bag. Love the colours and butterfly and thanks too for the tutorial on making it.
Jennie DT xx

Catie Cuddles said...

How sweet. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges. Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

marion said...

What a wonderfull tag and giftbag, they really look so nice together, this is a treat to receive on its own, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your lovely furbabys, xxx, Marion

Pia S said...

How beautiful! First time? Wow! It's practically a gift even without any content.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag and bag. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

Cards by Beckie said...

This is so beautiful. I love your choice of colours. Thank you for sharing at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper. Beckie x

suzARTe said...

This is so so pretty, I love the colours and the butterflies add so much dimension.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Lillian A said...

This is really cute, Kitty, and I love your ambition, as I've seen your other entries on our blog hop at Love To Scrap. Thanks so much for participating!

Natalie said...

beautiful tag! Love the color and butterfly.
Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.