To decorate the bag I used a large Manila #10 tag I inked it with three colours of Distress Inks, Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky and Victorian Velvet. Next I cut a piece of Manila Paper with one of my dies, coloured it with the same three Distress Inks, stamped the Calligraphic Mat 12 stamp over it in Stormy Sky and added it to the top of the tag. Next I stamped the postcard stamp from the Katie Fox Carte Postale set on a bit of scrapbook paper with Cobalt Blue Archival Ink, distressed the edges and adhered it to the tag. Now for the sewing elements, they came from the Katie Fox A Stitch in Time set and the Tim Holtz Attic Treasures set. All elements were stamped in Cobalt Blue Archival Ink again on various bits of scrapbook paper, cut out and adhered to the tag as shown with some flowers, cheesecloth and a bit of lace..
After doing the front, and adhering it to the bag, I decided to do another tag for the back, using the same stamp sets:
The little banner was created with the help of the great Scrabble and Tags set and everything was finished with another button, some ribbon and a little rose.
Here you can see both sides together:
I inked around the edges of the bag with some Vintage Photo, punched holes at the top for some string and the gift bag was complete.
Hope you liked it and have found some inspiration, and if you have not done so yet there is still a chance to play in our challenge. All you need to do is use words somewhere on your project.