Thursday, March 3, 2016

Technique Junkies Decorated Gift Bag - Stamping on Fabric

Hello Everyone!
Hope you are having a great week.  The weather here is crazy: spring one day; winter the next.  Spring is on the horizon.  The robins are here and that's a sure sign of Spring.
Today's post  showcases Technique Junkies March Releases.  I have used one of the new stamps from the Palettini Collection [Vintage/shabby chic lovers dream stamp collection--by the way!!] to decorated a simple gift bag.  I used lots of laces and trims from my stash to turn the plain bag into a shabby chic delight. LOL

Materials List:
Ink: Black from Memories
Kraft Gift Bag (I used a bag 8" x 10.5")
CS: dark brown
White Muslin (100% cotton)
Vintage Doily
Brown Lace
Burlap Trim
Leather shoe lace
Sheer Brown Ribbon
Paper Flowers
Fabri-Tac Glue

Make It:
Note: use Fabri-Tac glue through out to adhere all pieces

  • Tear or cut a piece of muslin fabric to desired size about 4.5" x 6"
  • Iron the fabric to remove all the wrinkles
  • Stamp the image on the fabric with the Memories ink---Note: this ink is good for fabric even though it is a dye ink.  
  • Protect ironing board with a press cloth, lay stamped fabric down and cover with a press cloth and iron (no steam) 
  • Pressing with the iron will heat set the ink.  I will not be washing this project obviously, but now the ink will not smear.

  • Glue the fabric piece to dark brown CS--set aside
  • Cut the corner off  a vintage doily.  Note:To keep the edges together, before cutting lay down a strip of tape in area where you want to cut; cut through the tape.  Now, each edge of the doily will not unravel.
  • Glue doily to bag   
  • Now add the stamped fabric piece

  • Glue all the laces and trims to the bag
  • Add the flowers and ribbon
  • Tie lengths of brown sheer ribbon to the handle

I can fill this bag with home baked goodies, a gift, or use to store stamp supplies. Thanks for stopping in today.  Check back later in the month for a second stamping on fabric project, Spring Tulip cards, and much more!!  Love ya.

Try It on Tuesday: feminine and fancy
Whimsy stamps Challenge:anything goes
Just keep on Creating: anything goes


  1. Karen, this is so adorable. Love the doily, trim and flowers. Very shabby chic.

  2. This really is gorgeous! This really will make someone feel special! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  3. Amazing! Thank you for joining TioT's! oxo Susi

  4. Fab project Karen! Isn't this release amazing?

  5. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

  6. Love this gift bag, Karen!! It's rustic and posh all at the same time!! XOXO-Shari

  7. I'd love to receive a gift in this gorgeous bag. Beautiful creation.

  8. A beautiful vintage style project, thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  9. Such a lovely vintage project, such lovely details.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes March link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx


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