On to the project! I just love that Miyoko is holding a cupcake. What's a party without cake right? Her pose is just too cute and sassy too! I decided to make another easy peasy project for our upcoming make 'n takes. This gift bag is actually the brain child of Debi. Way back when I first met Debi, she shared a project using a paper bag that was covered on either side to be used for gift giving. So what I did here was cut a paper bag down to 5" x 5". Then I covered each side with 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" cardstock, punched holes and added ribbon for the handles. Voila! Instant gift bag! You could change up the size depending on how big your gift is and how big your bag is.
I cut a washi paper strip about 3" wide to go across the bag, then added my Miyoko image mounted on a Spellbinder oval and lacey oval die cut. The bag looked a little plain, so I added in a Happy Birthday sentiment from an old Hero Arts stamp set. The stamp was originally all horizontal, but I cut two strips of 3/4" cardstock in pink and stamped Happy on one and Birthday on the other and then cut the ends to look like a flag/banner. Added in the crystal flower accent which I picked up from a local craft store (sorry no manufacturer name was on the bag). Then added a heart flourish by DooHickey dies (Magnolia) and some cherry blossoms by Wild Orchid Crafts.
Here's a close up of Miyoko. Do you like how I colored her hair? I saw past DT member Amy Young color up Akemi this way and I love the way it came out!! Thanks Amy!
And now for more candy! Follow the same rules listed on the Mariko introductory post (see yesterday), and tell me what your favorite cupcake flavor is. I think right now at this very moment, I'd have to go with the Chocolate Haupia cupcake from Cake Couture. All of their cupcakes with chocolate ganache are to die for!