Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Just Because with Aphra

May is a month of many gift-giving occasions. Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, Graduation, just to name a few. To help dress up some of the gift cards that I plan to give soon, I create a quick, easy and super cute gift bag.

Just Because Gift Bag

The bag itself was cut from kraft cardstock with my Cricut Expression Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. It only takes one piece of 12" x 12" cardstock to cut this little cutie. The finished dimensions are 4" x 6" x 1.5", perfect for a gift card.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Girls' Paperie Jubilee, Jillibean Soup Staples; Stickers: Girls' Paperie Jubilee; Button: Jenni Bowlin; Ribbon: May Arts; Twine: Divine Twine.

So, let's talk about that fun layered flower, shall we? It is easy, easy, and really packs a lot of punch. To start, I used a journal sticker from the Girls' Paperie Jubilee sticker book. Then, I took a piece of 1" x 12" pink polka dot paper, scrunched it up, attached the two ends together and formed a circle. I attached it to the back of a punched scallop circle and layered it onto the journal sticker. I layered on another Jubilee sticker and then my button, tied with twine, of course. That's it. Ahhh . . . it makes me happy!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy May!!!


  1. Great job Aphra! This is really cute and I had no idea this was on the plantin schoolbook cartridge. Thanks so much for pointing it out.

  2. Beautiful layered flower! I will have to try this out.

  3. So cute! I have that cartridge too ... just not an Expression