Monday, March 15, 2010
Before & After Tote Bag
My brother is getting married this May and I'm so excited! I'm also in a friend's wedding in April, so that means between now and May I have a wedding shower to go to pretty much every weekend from here on out. This past weekend was no exception. I had purchased a gift for my brother and future-sister-in-law's shower that was on Saturday and was thinking I had some tote bag samples at the house to put their gift in. (When I was working full time for a gift company, tote bags were my all-time favorite product to design and I got to keep boxes and boxes of my samples- turns out they got packed up and put into storage...) Good thing I saved the shopping bag from American Eagle the other week. I added a little scrapbook paper, a button, some hot glue gun action and voila! Instant gift tote for less than $1! Not to mention it's "green," right? So, save those shopping bags for last minute gift wrap! Craft on, Sistas...
P.S.- forgot to mention earlier that I used the Martha Stewart Scallop Blade Rotary Cutter for the paper edges. I absolutely love this tool and you can find one here (the handle and straight blade come separately)