DIY Floral Gift Bag, Tag and Card with Build A Flower Aster

by Virginia Lu

Hello, dear Altenew friends! It's Virginia here and I am super excited to share a DIY project today.  Like you, I am a huge fan of our monthly Build-A-Flower feature. The last two months' flowers (Camellia and Aster) are hugely popular and here's to add another reason why they are your ESSENTIAL craft supplies!

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Due to the larger size and convenience (with the matching die), these flowers are ideal for creating a DIY projects! Need a bag in a jiffy and don't want to rush out to buy one? All you need is a plain paper bag and you are good to go. You can readily get these plain bags from your local dollar store or craft store.

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I took the easiest approach to create these flowers in the following steps:

1. Spray Metallic Shimmer Ink on watercolor card stock. Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Ruby Red, Frosty Pink, Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf were used here.

2. Spray a few spritz of water would help spreading and blending the colors. Let dry or dry with a heat gun.

3. Emboss Build-a-Flower Aster in white, make the die cut.

4. Stamp leaves on gift bag and assemble the flowers with double-sided tape.

5. Add tiny splatter with Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf

6. Add a touch of shimmer with the Gold Glitter tape from New Day Card Kit.

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Since I have all the supplies out, I may as well create a matching tag (see top right corner)!

While I was still having so much fun, I made a square card! This time, I gold-embossed the sketch image from Aster onto a piece of heat-resistant acetate.

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Adding a piece of Gold Foil Card Stock also helps brings out the colors and shine.

I hope today's post inspires you to create your own floral gift bags, tags and cards!
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And it certainly is hip to be square as this square card says it all. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tara Prince May 3, 2017 - 10:14 AM

So pretty!!!

Barb macaskill May 3, 2017 - 10:37 AM

I just got this set and LOVE ❤️ it! I also love your fabuliscious cards! Absolutely stunning! Thank you for the awesome inspiration!

Virginia L. May 3, 2017 - 12:30 PM

I am so glad that you love the set and find this post is helpful! Thank you!

janet May 3, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Beautiful :-) The bag is a present in itself!

Shelly May 3, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Oh my…absolutely beautiful, Virginia!

Denise Bryant May 3, 2017 - 11:21 AM

Pretty color combo on the gift bag! Love the asters!

Anne Sturgeon May 3, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Virginia, these are not only beautiful, but a great idea!! I have a bunch of these plain gift bags. I could do the flowers ahead of time and viola. Thanks for sharing this.

Harriet May 3, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Beautiful….with such a lovely gift bag who needs the gift?

Sue LD May 3, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Very pretty with the colorful flowers and the strips of gold.

Doris Jones May 3, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Love the bag you created. Colourful and so pretty!

Joan May 3, 2017 - 6:49 PM

So beautiful, Virginia! Love how you made the bag, card and tag. These are so cool.

Linda Whitaker May 3, 2017 - 8:12 PM

BEAUTIFUL cards, Thank you for sharing your creations.

Patt H. May 3, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Awesome, Virginia! Love those bags!

Teresa Doyle May 3, 2017 - 9:26 PM

What a beautiful gift bag, tag and card. The card is especially beautiful with the gold foil cs.

Cristina May 4, 2017 - 4:29 AM

OMG! These are so adorable…

Misty Elam May 4, 2017 - 1:05 PM

I absolutely love your bag, Virginia! And the matching tag to go with it is just the icing on the cake! I love seeing what you create. You always make me think about the products I have in a different way. I never think about doing square cards. I think I kinda get in my groove and forget to think outside of my little bubble. So thanks for always inspiring me to think creatively.

Tracey Magner May 4, 2017 - 2:24 PM

This is so AWESOME,what a GREAT idea, I love this and it is so beautiful !!!!!!!

Celeste Goff May 4, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Wow, what a gorgeous trio!!! Love them all!

MelissaF May 6, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Beautiful bag, tag and card, from plain bag to gorgeous!

Jackie P. May 11, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Wow, your projects are gorgeous!! The aster stamp and die set is at the top of my wishlist. It’s such a beautiful and versatile set!! I just bought several things from Altenew and really wanted this but with a gift, something I needed, and one that I wanted a little more I had to let this one go. Next time, I guess.


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