Sunday, December 23, 2012

FUNNY Gift Bags

 I love when people laugh.  The internet is full of laughs.  After a bit of surfing and saving, I found these awesome cartoons and then some.....not blog appropriate!  I have to admit that some of this was done last year.    There are a few I have printed this year and added to the ones from last year.

I sprayed a piece of 8x11 1/2 paper with spray adhesive.

I cut some white broadcloth to the same measurement as the paper......

Ironed the broadcloth to the sticky side of the paper. 

Positioned it in the printer.....

Found my saved cartoon and set it up for printing.....

Printed it using the high quality setting.

Peeled it off the paper.....(which I reused 5 more times)

Final product!  Ready to sew into gift bags.  Cartoon says....Santa!  Just Another Guy Trying To Get Into Your Stockings!

Trial position.  (Poor Mr. Potato Head left his most valuable part at home)

I ironed down the hem so that I could sew along the crease, to keep everything straight.

Pinned it into position.  This bag is for my Dad's gift.   I had to leave the white border on this one so that my gift would fit inside.  If I was stockpiling gift bags, I would have made a smaller bag.

Sewed along the crease.

Sewed the back to the front with right sides together.

Ironed the top over for a finished edge.

Stitched as close to the edge as I could.

Zigzagged all the inside seams.

Pulled Ribbon through at the seam.

This bag has a button hole for the ribbon.  I used the side seam to pull the ribbon through on all the other bags.  That's what happens when slackers sew!

I had printed this picture last year and used my glitter paint on the left edges of the tree.

These two will be be gift bags for the Lavender Heat Bags that I make annually for my Dad and a few others.

I turned this printout into a wine gift bag.

Happy Bag Making!

This will be my last post until the New Years.  I am looking forward to many more projects completed in 2013! 
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and good cheer to all others celebrating at this time of year!  I hope 2013 brings Peace, Love, Health,  and Happiness to all!

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  1. They are all very pretty... and funny! I'm already considering making some next year! Merry Christmas!

  2. Wow, that's amazing! What an awesome technique! I need a craft room badly!! This looks like fun to do!

  3. I envy your talent for seweing and creativity. These are adorable and I would never have thought of something like this but I want one! :)

    Thank you, Mahalo so much for linking up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop last week. I am following you back by the way. :)

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  4. Those are cool! I love the Mr. Potato Head cartoon. :) These are so great because you can personalize them~my sister would love the Santa cartoon

  5. Amazing!!! Love the idea! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. Those are so cool! And hilarious! I am going to have to pin this for next year :)

    Stopping in from the Aloha hop. Happy to be your newest follower!
    Theresa’s Mixed Nuts

  7. Great ideas. I found you through the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. Have a great day. :)

  8. New follower from the blog hop! Love your blog & can't wait to get to know you more :) Have a great day!

  9. I just found you via the aloha blog hop!

    this idea is great!


  10. Wow -- what a gift you have! I found you through the Aloha Blog Hop and so glad I did!
    Your newest follower,

  11. hi there! Here from the Blog hop. You can find me at . New follower! Happy Holidays :)

  12. wow!!this is really interesting!!Great idea for a gift bag!!

  13. I just wanted to stop by & say, "Hi" Thanks for the lovely comment on my Christmas tree. I don't know if I was supposed to reply here or on my blog...I'm slow too. Have a very blessed New Year & keep the projects commin' girl :O)

  14. Wishing you a great new year, new follower from aloha

  15. Happy New Year Karen!!! I totally love the WE wish you a merry christmas bag. i love the idea of putting the gift in a personalized bag.take care this holiday season. I wish you a fruitful 2013.

  16. Sure wish I had been by your blog before Christmas as this project would have been so fun to do. But at least now I'm ahead of the game for Christmas 2013! Thanks for sharing your idea! Happy New Year!

  17. Such a cute blog! Found you through Aloha blog hop. Now following you on Linky Friends! If you have a moment to stop by my new blog and follow back that would be wonderful! You can find me at

  18. These look SO good!!! Impressive my friend!

    Love, The Skinnys

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