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No Peeking for Linzi!!!

This post contains part of my gift for one of my TA's birthday's next week, so if she's looking at my blog now, she needs to turn away otherwise it will spoil the surprise on Thursday!

This project is for Just Add Ink's Big Shot Challenge, Play Date CafĂ©'s Challenge #165 to use the gorgeous colours below and for Cupcake Crafts Challenge to make anything but a card. I really dislike buying gift bags from a card store as I much prefer decorating my own to match the gift, tag or card, so I bought a load of these plain white bags last year and had some left over - perfect for Linzi's birthday pressie to fit in (which I won't show until next week when she's had it, just in case she does peek in here!).

I pulled out some old retired DSP packs for this one and covered the front of the bag with a range of different butterfly die cuts and added a gift tags with a butterfly too. Her pressie also has (almost) matching felt butterflies on to carry the colour combo on.

And here's my bag and gift tag.


And that's all for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Loving all those pretty butterflies. Nice to see you at Cupcake again. X

  2. Such a pretty gift bag...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  3. Gorgeous project, thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
    Louise xx

  4. What a gorgeous way to pretty up a gift bag - I just love your matching tag and gift tag! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week Vannessa!

  5. Very sweet, Vannessa. I agree - a hand-decorated bag is so much nicer than a bought one, and I'm sure your friend will adore this. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink!

  6. Great idea - using DSP, I must remember this. I love hand decorated gift ideas too. This is lovely. Chantell JAI

  7. What a lovely idea Vannessa. I love the idea of tying the packaging into the gift. That flight of butterflies would bring a smile to anyones face! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  8. A great flurry of bright beautiful butterflies, a sure way to brigthen up a plain bag. Thanks for joining in our Blog Hop this week at Just Add Ink.

  9. I just love all of your beautiful butterflies! Thank you for playing along with The Play Date Cafe!


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