Tuesday, 2 February 2016

25th Wedding Anniversary Gift Bag

Hi Everyone, today I am excited to be sharing this 25th Wedding Anniversary bag for my DT post with Craft Consortium using lots of their amazing new craft goodies, which have been recently released. Let me take you through the stages.

This is what the bag looked to start with.

I started by tearing sections of my Decoupage Paper and crushed the sections, unravelling and gluing in place. Once dry I rubbed over the raised silver areas and sides with Archival ink and heat set. This gives a great aged effect to the paper.

Here is a close up of the finished effect which I rubbed a little gold gilding wax over.

Next I started to work on my front and back sections. I tattered the edges of my patterned paper and rubbed over lightly with my Embossing Ink Pad and heat set Silver Embossing powder in place.

My die cuts were also heat embossed with silver and lots of sparkly gems added.

My flower centre was made using a Diamante Round Buckle which has a bar to thread ribbon through. I glued onto my flower and hid the bar by adding micro beads into the centre, I love the look this has given my flower.

The handles of my bag I folded my ribbon around and stitched in place with a running stitch, gathering it to give a puckered effect.

I made my bow and finished off the ends by running the flame of a match over them. This seals them to stop them fraying. Please be careful doing it ! Finally I stitched my bow in place.

My ribbon and stunning Heart Cluster embellishment I held in place with a few stitches as I didn't want glue bleeding through the Satin Ribbon.

A full view of the back of the bag.

Many thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out Craft Consortium to see their full range and on Facebook for inspiration and regular giveaways. You will also find them on Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

Crafty Hugs, 


  1. What a stunner it has turned out to be Julie
    Dr Sonia

  2. WOW!!! Breathtaking creation Julie!! So many pretty details so tastefully arranged, just gorgeous!!

    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. Absolutely stunning, Julie - love the weathering of the ink over the crushed metal - and the photo is perfect for a special anniversary gift - magic!
    Alison xx

  4. What a beautiful bag Julie, so many lovely textures. It's a gift in itself! x

  5. Wonderful piece Julie, the metal effect and other details are superb, a fantastic piece,perfect for the occasion, just stunning!!

  6. This is uttrly delightful Julie - such a wonderful bag and one that anyone would love to receive.
    Love your card (

  7. This beautiful bag doesn't need a gift in it--it's a gift in itself!

  8. A simple bag turned out to be a stunner. Loved all the silver hues and the way you have embellished the bag.

  9. Very interesting aged affect! Awesome sauce use of the silver and the EP. Your flower is gorgeous with the micro beads. Wondrous desgn with so many details! Wowzers! ~Niki

  10. A gorgeous giftbag!! I love the vintage look and thank you for your tutorial on the make. An idea to remember!! Marlies

  11. Wouw Julie...thanks for all the pictures and the tutorial!
    The silver folie, gives a amazing effect! Also I love the vintage look
    and design!!!
    xx Gerie

  12. Gorgeous gift bag , fantastic texture and I adore your co,our choice, so classy and elegant. Tracy x

  13. Wow, this is breathtaking Julie! Best use of tinfoil ever!! I love the soft tones with the laces and all the bling, so feminine and romantic! The microbeads as the buckle center is genius! LOVE IT! hugs :)

  14. OMG, Julie, it's absolutely stunning! I adore every single detail here and your fantastic texture! Marvelous design with such awesome vintage feel to it! Brilliant! Huge hugs! Branka xxx

  15. Julie, that is so beautiful, what a wonderful and special gift for a 25th anniversary! Deb xo

  16. WOW - this is gorgeous! Fabulous vintageness :-) Love that beautiful flower centre too! TFS

  17. This is unbelievably cool!!! The textured aluminum is amazing!!! I love the gorgeous layers on the front and the back and the gathered handles are just the greatest detail! Stunning design. Hugs, Autumn

  18. Oh my! This is gorgeous! Great texture! Hugs, Chrisx

  19. GOR-JUSSS! At first glance I thought that was aluminum foil you used, but on reading that it is paper, my jaw just hit the floor! Love that aged metallic look and everything about this gift bag is just stunning! Pinned! Hugs!


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Julie x


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