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Shaker Gift Bag

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to show you a project I made with a gift bag from a jewelry store. It was a quality black bag (that held my 25th anniversary ring!) and had the store name on just one side. So, I did some easy trimming and taping and got a shaker gift bag to give for Christmas. Classy upcycling!

Step 1: Trim off the store name from the front of the bag.


2. Trim a plastic bag to fit the hole and fill with a stamped sentiment and sequins. The flat sequins don’t move around as much as the cupped sequins. You can add other stamped images such as stars or hearts or more sentiments.


3. Adhere a piece of pearlized silver paper to the inside of the bag to cover the hole and then place the sequin bag over the front of the hole that you cut.


4. Use glitter tape to tape the sequin pack to the front of the bag and cover the edges.

IMG_8111 5. Give a gift to someone special.

IMG_8136I really hope you’ll join us this month for the Hero Arts and Shaker Card Challenge to try to win the $25 gift certificate to a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and don’t forget to check us out on Twitter and Facebook  for great deals, ideas & maybe even a giveaway!


Home Baked Stamp set

Pearlescent Paper (silver)

Blue Glitter Tape

Snow Sequins

Mixed Sequins

Recycled Gift Bag and Acetate Packaging


I’m ready for a bit of Christmas

Sometimes you just have to be a traditionalist and use red and green on white.  When I printed the trees out, I knew I’d use them, but just didn’t know how.  I think the trees are perfect for a shaker card.  The white beads are fun and remind me of liquid snow… what?  water?  well, I guess that was strange.   I hope you’ll forgive my imagination.  I do like the simple scene.

A2Z Trees Merry Sept 4, 2015

Close-up of beads and trees.  I printed out a row of trees and found this makes a delightful scene of red, green and white.  The trees show up so well against the white.
A2Z Trees Merry inside Sept 4, 2015

Since the challenge is to make a Shaker card, I had to try my hand at it.  I’m at A Bit of This and That.

Hope you’ll join in our September Challenge and make a shaker card with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

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