I found the wood-grain mini bags in my stash, and I knew I wanted to make a gift card holder with one of them. They are the PERFECT size (4 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches)! I rubbed the edges of the bag with Vintage Photo ink.
I cut two scraps of background paper to create a decorative element on the bag. My background paper is Crafty Secrets digital paper, from the Patterns CD. I printed the chicken wire and the tablecloth check patterns at 8 x 8 inches onto off-white cardstock. I also rubbed the Vintage Photo ink onto the paper. I love the "aged" look.
I stamped the chickens (from the Crafty Secrets Down on the Farm Stamp Set) onto a mini, kraft tag with black ink. I edged the tag with Vintage Photo distress ink. I added some canvas "ribbon" to the top of the tag. I attached the tag to the mini bag and then added a tiny clothes pin to the edge of the tag.
I wrapped some cream lace around the bag and tag, and then I added some twine behind the bottle cap embellishment. The "milk-bottle cap" is an image that I punched from Farm Fresh Creative Scraps. I inked the edges and then glued the cap to a flattened bottle cap.
I stamped the birthday sentiment (Crafty Secrets Farm Chicks Stamp Set) onto cream cardstock with black ink. I trimmed the sentiment with scissors and edged it with Vintage Photo ink. I used foam squares to pop the sentiment off the bag.
Tuck a gift card into the bag, and you have a sweet, country birthday gift!
Here is a peeky at the matching large tag.
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I hope you enjoyed this Crafty Secrets post! Come back on August 29th for my next Crafty Secrets project! (And yes, it will be another matching project!)
Crafty Secrets products:
Creating with Vintage Patterns CD 1
Farm Fresh Creative Scraps
Down on the Farm Stamp Set
Farm Chicks Stamp Set
Mini bag: Jillibean Soup
Bottle cap: Bottle Cap Company
Mini clothes pin: Canvas Corp
Canvas Fringe: Canvas Corp
Lace: Really Reasonable Ribbon Jennifer Natural Crochet Lace
Twine: May Arts
Ink: Ranger Distress Vintage Photo; Memento Tuxedo Black
Circle punch: Stampin' Up
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue