Hi there! It’s Mendi here with some fun ideas for summer gift bags using Pebbles Fun In the Sun collection along with the new Fuse tool & Gift Bag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. I don’t know about you, but I rarely think to prepare a fun gift bag on the actual day of an event so I love having some ready to go when I’m headed out the door to a special occasion.
I thought it would be fun to experiment with different shapes of shaker windows for each of my bags. Up first I have a circle shaped shaker that I created. To achieve this I added all my sequins to the circle shape before closing it up. I then slid the sequins over to create citrus slices by using the little metal ruler that comes with the fuse tool.
My next bag features a star window filled with multi-colored sequins. I cut an extra band of patterned paper to go along the top of my bag which I punched with a scalloped edge using a border punch. Make sure to keep reading because I share step-by-step instructions on how I created this fun window using the fuse tool.
My last gift bag is my favorite. It uses some of the fun watermelon print papers from the collection so I thought it would be really fun to create a heart window and punch out little raindrops to pose as watermelon seeds for my shaker.
I was amazed at how easy it is to create these little windows with the fuse tool and some basic supplies I already had on hand! Using an old page protector I snipped off a small section just a wee bit larger than my die. I then used the die as a template and traced it with the fuse tool, making sure to leave a small section open to slip my sequins and punches into.
After filling up the little pouch, I re-positioned my die and fused the remaining two edges with the tool.
I then trimmed around the star leaving a small border around it and added sticky adhesive tape to the side that I wanted to face out on my bag.
Using the same die I die-cut a window out of my gift bags. This was a bit tricky for my largest gift bag due to the width so I had to fold the bottom flaps under while running it through my diecutting machine.
I then taped the fused star pouch to the inside of my bag. Using the same sized die works well for this technique since most dies have a slight border around them.
Here’s one last look at my three different summer bags. I hope I’ve inspired you to create some shaker gift bags of your own. I am really loving how many different techniques that are possible with the fuse tool! 🙂
FUN IN THE SUN SUNSHINE 12×12 CARDSTOCK
FUN IN THE SUN WATERMELON 12×12 CARDSTOCK
FUN IN THE SUN LEMONADE 12×12 CARDSTOCK
FUN IN THE SUN POPSICLE 12×12 CARDSTOCK
FUN IN THE SUN BEACH TOWEL 12×12 CARDSTOCK
FUN IN THE SUN CHIPS DIE-CUT SHAPES
FUN IN THE SUN LAYERED STICKERS
PREMIUM SOLID GROSGRAIN RIBBON VALUE PACK
WE R MEMORY KEEPERS PRECISION GLASS CUTTING MAT
WE R MEMORY KEEPERS PHOTO SLEEVE FUSE TOOL
LIFESTYLE CIRCLE NESTING DIES
LIFESTYLE STAR NESTING DIES