Presenting A Present

This post shows the second of my November DT work for Dezinaworld. I selected Shabby Cards 1

Three of the Shabby Cards were selected to create a focal for pretty packaging. The bags I used are new, bought with the intention of altering but any bag could be used or even better re-cycle bags. I would class this size of bag as medium at approx17.5 cm x 22 cm. Having used the bags for gifts I can tell you that a reasonable size gift can be tucked inside and the flap will close with ease.
Again this was a project where I minimised my supplies. I gathered:- French book text, ribbon, scraps of lace, fabric roses and Anna Corba French Phrases stamps.  On the bag above you will see I layered one of the fabric roses onto the printed rose in the image.
Shabby Cards 1 was printed onto canvas printer paper as this paper lends itself to the shabby style of the images.
A recent comment asked the question did I seal the printed images, no I don’t. I have an inkjet printer and I’ve not found the need to seal the printed images prior to working with them but that doesn’t mean to say that others don’t. Hope that helps.
On the second bag “merci” was stamped directly onto the Shabby CardThe final bag.The possibilities are endless with these images and you will see when I share the next Shabby Cards 1 post that I used them in an entirely different way. Later this month I will be sharing a project using images from Shabby Cards 2.
If you visit the Dezinaworld Blog you will find news of June’s Winter Sale offer and you will also be able to view my fellow DT members Shabby Cards 1 artwork.
I am linking this post to Beverley’s Pink Saturday.

52 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marilyn J. Rock
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 15:18:20

    I just adore these bags Patty! Elegant and so very creative! You’re amazing – but I new that 🙂 xxoo


  2. Dollys daydreams
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 15:25:06

    Hi lynne funny have just be making some little bags for Christmas ( not nearly as good as these, but can’t find easily little bags like these here in Greece. Would love some glassine ones but can’t get them anywhere ! I digress, these are beautiful and the images are perfect. The bag alone would be a beautiful gift. Hope you are well.



  3. CarolS
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 15:37:12

    Gorgeous bags Lynne! I love the rose you added to the first one it seems to just blend right in but at the same time pop out. Love it! Love them!


  4. june
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 15:39:30

    Lynne, thanks for creating these beauties. They are outstanding and I totally agree with Marie, they would be a gift all on their own.
    beautiful thoughtful work my friend and I am so proud to have the dezina images included in these pieces
    hugs June x


  5. lottie
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 15:49:13

    gorgeous –


  6. Marjie Kemper
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 15:56:18

    Beautiful! I’ve yet to try printing on canvas. You make me want to. Love the torn edges and your coloring.


  7. Ira
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 15:57:46

    Yes, I saw your beautiful bags on June’s blog and loved them then and now! These are gorgeous! Such a fab way of wrapping up small gifts!! Have a great weekend, hugs, Ira x


  8. Valerie-Jael
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 16:03:06

    Great idea with those bags! Valerie


  9. Rose McGuinn
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 16:05:20

    I can’t tell you how much i love these 3 little gems. They are really special.
    The sweet one in the middle is charming, but the on eat the bottom’s a favorite.


  10. Silvia(Barnie)
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 16:14:14

    Wonderful gift bags, really a little treasure for the ones who got them.
    Wish you a happy weekend.


  11. Penny
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 16:24:50

    These beautifully embellished bags are such a lovely idea and you have really inspired me to try making some of my own to give as gifts. Exquisite. thank you. penny


  12. Diane
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 16:44:17

    Love how you used these images Lynne. The little extra embellishments look beautiful, what a wonderful way to give a gift.


  13. Ephemera
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 18:04:11

    What a lovely idea. These decorated gift bags are beautiful and add that finishing touch to a gift. Brilliant. XX


  14. Gayle Page-Robak
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 18:06:43

    I love your presentation of these images with the gift bags. Wonderful idea, beautifully created.. Hugs, Gayle.


  15. Fliss
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 18:27:43

    These are gorgeous Lynne and I love the simple elegance of them. A great idea to print on canvas too, will have to try that as I really love texture as I’m sure you know.
    Also, I happily have a few more Stampsmith stamps on the way having found a stockist and being able to spend some birthday dosh.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  16. dorthe
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 18:42:24

    They are so sweet, dear Lynne-
    and very beautifully made with June`s wonderful images,– I love the stamped french words ,and the text behind, the images.
    A beautiful way to give a gift,-and a gift in it self.


  17. JeanFB
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 19:04:12

    A wonderful idea – what beautifully elegant packaging (a gift in itself)!


  18. Lesley
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 19:05:39

    Hi Lynne, what a great idea. I love the simplicity of this yet so elegant looking. Wonderful you are designing for DezinaWorld, June has such wonderful images to create with.
    Thanks for sharing, Lesley


  19. craftytrog
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 19:18:27

    These are such beautiful gift bags Lynne! What a lovely idea! x


  20. supersnooks13
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 20:12:33

    Oh my, oh my, these are so pretty !!! They must all be for me since they are in french Tee Tee Tee….So simple, yet so elegant and just perfect…I love those images…Your bags are gifts of themselves !!!


  21. Susie Jefferson
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 20:32:22

    How nice you’re designing for Dezinaworld – I did June’s Dezinaworld blog background & header etc for her. Small world! Your designs are lovely, and the gift bags are a great idea.

    Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!


  22. Yvonne Whaley
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 20:44:13

    The gift bags are gorgeous, I would think them the gift as much as the contents.
    Yvonne x


  23. trisha too
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 21:22:07

    Charming, Lynne–so pretty!



  24. my pink pretties
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 23:10:36

    These bags are lovely. Thx for sharing.




  25. Charo
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 00:04:30

    So creative and beautiful bags!!! Love them all!
    Happy Pink Saturday!


  26. michele s
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 00:20:16

    these are so beautiful, refined, neat — just perfect. i don’t know if i can pull this off but i really need to try it. xo


  27. Lynn @thevintagenest
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 01:48:30

    Lynne your bags are so pretty. Love that ribbon ~


  28. Sherry
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 02:52:47

    Happy Pink Saturday Lynne Sweetie…
    What a beautiful share today. I so enjoy your bags, with the french flair. They are absolutely gorgeous, and I love the little text behind the graphic as well.

    Someone will be SO happy to receive their gift of love in such a gorgeous bag. Your detail is exquisite.

    Country hugs and much love, Sherry


  29. Barbara Moore
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 02:58:22

    I love those cards!! And of course your bags are fabulous!!! Your creativity is amazing.

    Hugs XX


  30. Ms Burrito
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 04:47:09

    Simply beautiful!

    My Pink, have a nice weekend!


  31. Kandy
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 05:45:59

    Thankful for a warm house and cups of coffee…children running and laughing through this house..pray you are having a good day!


  32. cheryl
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 07:36:12

    oh wow hun this is just stunning the detail is just amazing so delicate,beautiful work hugs cherylxxx


  33. Sharon
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 11:49:33

    Very classy looking bags!!! Love those new images from Dezinaworld.


  34. Treasia
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 14:04:52

    Love those little bags. So sweet and vintage.


  35. crafty dawn
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 15:16:49

    What a lovely idea ;0)


  36. Debbie Kaste
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 16:17:56

    So pretty, so elegant and so you, Lynne! Love them.
    Big Hugs,


  37. Cindy Adkins
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 16:31:53

    These are totally beautiful, Lynne!!! I adore what you did with these precious images!!! If you get a chance, pop over to my Shabby Chic Girls’ Club…Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


  38. Kim Dellow
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 18:46:45

    So very pretty, gorgeous makes. Kim


  39. jeanne
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 21:20:42

    Gorgeous bags to share. Very clever ideas as well. Thank you for sharing how you did these.
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Hugs, Jeanne


  40. Dot Hay
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 21:27:59

    These are so pretty Lynne love them


  41. Sarah Coller
    Nov 13, 2011 @ 02:13:15

    Very pretty!!

    I would like to invite you to participate in my weekend linkup. It involves anything related to homemaking: recipes, sewing, decorating, crafts, DIY, a story about what you did today, etc! There’s a button at the top of my sidebar you can grab to help you to remember to come back each week. Just go to Thursday’s post titled, “Vintage Pilgrim Print & Homemaking Link-Up Weekend” for this week’s link up!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!


  42. Martina
    Nov 13, 2011 @ 12:16:17

    Such a lovely idea, Lynne! Really beautiful bags!


  43. Shelly McGovern Schmidt
    Nov 13, 2011 @ 19:48:32

    Your projects are so pretty- I would love to receive a gift in a beautiful bag like one of these!


  44. gerri herbst
    Nov 13, 2011 @ 22:55:44

    So sweet and simple.You know how I love your style!


  45. LisaKay Balazs
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 00:26:36

    Lovely. Do you create the digital designs? I love making paper crafts. Have a Happy Pink Saturday.

    Hugs, LisaKay Belles Roses Romantiques


  46. Lynn Stevens
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 06:19:42

    SO delightful Lynne. I love the idea of your gift bags.The images look so pretty too! I saw the pieces you did in Somerset, Gorgeous as well, your so creative!
    hugs Lynn


  47. Hazel
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 08:04:13

    Beautiful bags and a lovely idea for a gift. I love them.
    xxx Hazel.


  48. Jack
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 16:40:11

    Beautiful bags, I can think of a million things to put in them. xx


  49. Lillian Mederak
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 18:13:24


  50. MarieS.
    Nov 16, 2011 @ 20:20:14

    The bags are just so lovely,Lynne.Thanks for sharing.


  51. The Scrap Yard
    Nov 27, 2011 @ 21:25:15

    What a lovely gift presentation! Simple but pretty!


  52. Penny
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 21:56:06

    Such a great idea for such a simple embellishment for the bags that makes them look tres chic!


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