Posted by: Michelle | February 20, 2010

Gift Bag for Mom

My mom is getting ready to have aortic bypass surgery on Monday so I am trying to gather some books and things to help her to pass the time while she is in the hospital and recovering at home. The other day, I saw how someone used a sketch as inspiration for decorating a gift bag, and I thought that was a really good idea. So, I combined several challenges and decorated a gift bag for my mom:

Here are the various challenges that this bag works for:

  • Cute Card Thursday – Metal Mania – I included to flower charms and a heart-shaped charm that says “Mom.”
  • Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge – Mother’s Day – The bag is for my mom and I included the “Mom” charm.
  • Stamp Something – Touch of Spring Somethings – I used a spring color palette with flowers and butterflies.
  • Stampin’ for the Weekend – Di’s Sketch – I turned the sketch on it’s side but other than that, I followed it pretty closely I think.

My mom loves butterflies so I wanted to be sure to include a couple of them on the bag. The hope is that they will make her smile a little bit. In the bag, I included a set of notecards with butterflies on them. Again, anything to make her smile. I am really optimistic about her surgery and believe that everything will be okay, but welcome any and all prayers for her as she undergoes surgery.

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Responses

  1. Very pretty gift bag!! Love the colours and the butterflies!

    Thank you for joining us at Stampin’ for the Weekend, Stamp Something and Cute Card Thursday πŸ™‚

  2. Such a nice project! I’m so glad you joined the STFW challenge this time and good luck.

  3. I am sure this will make her smile and it is so thoughtful πŸ˜€
    I am sure it will all go well and I hope she recovers soon.
    This bag is beautiful the butterflies are a perfect touch.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin’ for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  4. Thanks for the positive comments, everyone. I gave the bag to my mom on Monday and she absolutely loved it.

  5. Beautiful gift bag, your mum will love it πŸ™‚

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin’ for the Weekend.

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

  6. Fab gift bag! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamp Something this week. πŸ™‚

  7. SO beautiful! What a fun idea to use a sketch on a bag! Lovely! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

    Janna πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Michelle, great take on the challenge. Love the layout – great idea to incorporate onto a gift bag. Loving that flower!!

    Thanks for joining us this week a the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

    Mel X

  9. Wow, amazing take on the sketch. Love this bag and so sweet of you to give this to your mum.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
    Gunn πŸ˜€

  10. gorgeous gift bag, I am sure your mom will love it, wishing her a speedy recovery! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

  11. What a cute gift bag, Michelle:O) Love the pretty butterflies and charms, great take on Di’s sketch.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin’ for the Weekend, good luck!
    Nancy;O)


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