Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sugar & Spice

Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner! I hope your weekend is going well for you and you are able to spend some time with someone you love!  I'm looking forward to having my sweet granddaughter Emma over for a long weekend and having some "girl time"! I'm thinking a movie and some scrapping time and maybe even some shopping!

It's my turn to post over at the Pink By Design Blog today and I thought I would share my project here with you as well.  I would love for you to stop over at PBD and leave a comment on my post there also if you have a minute!  And while you are there, be sure to check out the post about the new Design Team Call.  I would really love to see some of my talented bloggy friends on the new team!

Ok, on to my project!  How many times have you needed to wrap a gift (at the last minute) for a shower, birthday party or other occasion just to realize that you don't have appropriate wrapping paper?  Happens to me all the time!  So, I keep those plain white gift bags that you can buy in a bundle at most craft stores on hand at all times! They are perfect for making a personalized gift bag for any occasion.  I recently had a baby shower to attend for a special friend.  I purchased my gift, got home and once wrapping paper.  So, I pulled out my stash of bags, turned on my Cricut and got busy....

* Large Scallop - Grand Nestabilities - Scalloped Circles
* Baby Shoes - Cricut cartridge - Kate's ABCs (cut at 3.5 inches)
* Rattle - Cricut cartridge - Baby Steps (cut at 4 inches)
* Ribbon is from my stash.  I applied a strip of double sided tape to my white circle and gathered my ribbon as I adhered it to the white mat.
* Sentiment mat - Spellbinders - Grommet Tags
* Sentiment - Pink By Design stamp set All Girl 
* Pearls on shoes and mat are from Recollections
* I added Diamond Stickles to the rattle and embossed the tip of the rattle with the Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots
* For the trim at the top of my bag, I cut a 2 inch strip of my patterned paper and used a Martha Stewart punch to create a sweet little border.
* I used Distressed Ink in Worn Lipstick to ink up most of the edges

Here's a close up of those sweet baby shoes for you...

And there you go! Who needs gift wrap?
I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today!  As always, I love for you to stop by and I love to read your sweet, kind guys are the best!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to stop by and check out the Pink by Design Design Team Call!

Until next time,


  1. Wow!!! This is SO cute!! Those shoes are adorable!
    Laura :)

  2. This is just precious! I love the the whole design, but I really love how you ruffled the ribbon. So pretty!

  3. Love this, it is way cute! Those little shoes are so sweet, I love Kate's ABC's an the sentiment works perfectly with your gift bag!

  4. Adorable! I love it.

  5. Oh my cuteness!!!! How precious is that!

  6. I love these precious baby shoes. Your gift bag is just too adorable. The ruffled ribbon detail is so cute. Love that teddy bear rattle tag too. Just so cute. Have fun with Emma.

  7. This is a great idea. I have decorated bags for teacher gifts it makes the gift extra special to the one who receives it. This is adorable, I love the shoes, that is a great idea! I love how you gathered the ribbon, it looks awesome!

    Great job Tanya!

  8. saw this on the pink by design facebook and wanted to stop and say i love it..especailly the lace top

  9. This is just so sweet and adorable! I love those little patent leather shoes with the pearls! Any new mom would love just the bag!! :)Amy

  10. Ok... I have OCD... Cause I usually have some type of wrapping paper! LOL BUT.... I LOVE this idea that I'm totally gonna "CAS" it for a Baby shower I was invited to next week.... Now mind you.. I will be going to the store... but I'm totally gonna just make a bag like this.... Yours turned out soooo "STINKIN" CUTE! Mine will be for a boy so.. it will be different! :o) I hope you have a blast with Emma this weekend! Thanks for the great idea! :o)

  11. Tonya,
    This is so absolutely adorable!! Love those shoes.

  12. Your gift bag turned out just beautiful!! I love the cute little shoes and rattle. Great job Tanya!
    Sherrie K

  13. Oh my goodness, Tanya. This is just the sweetest gift bag ever! No need for a gift, the bag itself is a treasure. Congrats on your project recognized in the Chirp - your designs are always wonderful.

  14. omg this soo pretty


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