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Emma Project Sparkle – Gift Bag

Good morning crafters! We have the lovely Emma from Project Sparkle as another guest designer and I just love what she has created for us! Here’s what she had to say.

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Hello, welcome to the Pretty my Page blog, Emma here from Project Sparkle. I am lucky enough to be a guest designer today and am here to share with you this spooky cute treat bag using the Big Witch Legs cut file
As soon as I saw this design I knew I just had to incorporate it into my Halloween crafting this year! I had many ideas for it but settled on this little treat bag. 

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I used an SVG I already owned for the net of the bag and incorporated the Witches Legs file into the front side so that it all cut as one piece on my cricut. 

Next it was time to make it colourful! I am currently working on using up my scrap paper box, does anyone else keep every little scrap and the pile never seems to get any smaller!? I hope it’s not just me! Anyway I backed the legs with a green and white paper scrap, to look like tights and selected a plain purple piece which I turned into a shaker, using sequins and a clear page protector, before attaching it behind the design.

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I then went on to find a little Halloween word sticker (from Mrs Brimbles) which matched perfectly! I backed this several times on different scrap pieces of paper, adding a layer of foam tape between each one. The final 2 layers have fishtail banner edges and just before I popped it onto the bag I added a swirl of white thread, to look like the spiders had been up to mischief creating a web. My final touch for the front of the bag was to add the spiders, these are doodlebug stickers popped up on some dimensional tape, with thread behind to look like spiders web dangling from the banner piece. 

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Lastly I stitched together, on my sewing machine, a strip of black crepe paper and purple glittery tulle to make the ruffled trim you see at the top of the bag. I simply hot glued this around the inside rim of the bag net, while still flat and then used hot glue to stick the net together to make the bag, and VOILA! A fun spooky cute bag to fill with treats ready for my penpal to enjoy. You could also make these as Halloween party bags, or even to give out to trick or treaters, the possibilities are endless! 

If you decide to give this project a go, make sure to tag me and Pretty My Page, we cant wait to see what you create! 

You can see the whole thing come together in my process video here.

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