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!

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.

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.

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.


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!

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

So pretty!!!

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Barb macaskill May 3, 2017 - 10:37

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

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Virginia L. May 3, 2017 - 12:30

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

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janet May 3, 2017 - 10:37

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

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Shelly May 3, 2017 - 11:00

Oh my…absolutely beautiful, Virginia!

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Denise Bryant May 3, 2017 - 11:21

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

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Anne Sturgeon May 3, 2017 - 13:05

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.

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Harriet May 3, 2017 - 13:39

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

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Sue LD May 3, 2017 - 14:02

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

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Doris Jones May 3, 2017 - 18:49

Love the bag you created. Colourful and so pretty!

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Joan May 3, 2017 - 18:49

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

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Linda Whitaker May 3, 2017 - 20:12

BEAUTIFUL cards, Thank you for sharing your creations.

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Patt H. May 3, 2017 - 20:25

Awesome, Virginia! Love those bags!

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Teresa Doyle May 3, 2017 - 21:26

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

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Cristina May 4, 2017 - 04:29

OMG! These are so adorable…
Cristina
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Misty Elam May 4, 2017 - 13:05

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.

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Tracey Magner May 4, 2017 - 14:24

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

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Celeste Goff May 4, 2017 - 22:27

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

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MelissaF May 6, 2017 - 14:29

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

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Jackie P. May 11, 2017 - 17:22

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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