I saw this idea by Kim Evens last year, but it took until this year to incorporate it into one of my own classes! I loved the idea of taking an inexpensive gift bag and turning it into something special! Just run your Sizzix Snowflake #2 Die through your Big Shot Machine inserted right inside your bag! Works like a charm! Then, I took the snowflake that came out of the bag and turned that into a matching card . . . but more about that later!

To make the snowflake area on this bag really shine, I inserted a panel of Kraft paper the same size as the bag front. I did not adhere the snowflake to this panel. I like the more flowing look of the snowflake when it is not glued down – – – the shadows give it depth.

Above, you can see a tag that I made to put on the bag. I used Stampin’ Up’s Table Setting Die that you can purchase from the Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini Catalog. I love that you can use this piece as a tag in addition to it being a napkin ring. The snowflake mimics the shape of the larger snowflake die cut into the bag. This snowflake is a part of a Sizzlit 4-Pack.

Above is a close up of the card that goes with the bag. I love silver, Burgundy and kraft together – earthy . . . yet elegant!! My customers who come to my Big Shot Basics & Beyond Class that I am having at the end of the month will get to make this bag/card duo.
Stamps: Many Merry Messages (116586)
Paper: Bravo Burgundy (105123), Kraft (102125), Brushed Silver (100712)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy (105214)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Snowflake #2 Sizzix Die (113460), Snowflakes Set #2 Sizzlit 4-Pack (113449), Table Setting Die (116819), Crop-a-Dial to set eyelet (108362),
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144), Metallic Eyelets (105319), Silver Elastic Cord (109866)
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755)
Misc: Gift Bag . . . mine is 5.25″ wide by 8.5″ tall, Tissue Paper
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