the largest nestabilities' "labels eight" die is the perfect size for michaels' smaller shopping bags, isn't it? i fancied them up with chipboard trees, scraps of punched borders and my all time favorite stickers: old skool basic grey alphas!
this one is bigger, but equally simple:
(giftbag & tissue paper: michaels; patterned paper: basic grey, mme, fancy pants, ki lace paper, staples; alpha stickers:dcwv xmas stack; fancy fabric sticker: recollections; chipboard snowflake: maya road; paint: folk art; glitter glue: stickles; ink: colorbox; pen: copic outliner; adhesives: tombow mono runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
my favorite bit is the oversized scalloped "photo corners" that i improvised by cutting a square of paper in half diagonally and using a border punch on the long edges. i'd've never even thought to make those if the piece of patterned paper with the ornaments on had been a solid rectangle--but it had a big "bite" out of the upper left corner where i'd cut or punched something out of it and thus i had to innovate! the other papers are not even xmassy...in fact the white is plain copier paper trimmed with fancy scissors! this bag took approximately 10 minutes to make and i believe the recipient secretly liked it more than the gift! so instead of putting those leftovers away, why not sling them on a bag and practice blushing whilst being heaped with praise?! it's quite fun, actually! ♥♥♥
*admit it, you'd forgotten all about austin powers, hadn't you??!?! (me too! exactly why i revived him NOW in a papercraftin' context is still obscure...) :)