Saturday, August 27, 2011

First day of Kindergarten Gift Bag

I know I did not have to get my daughter a present for her first day of Kindergarten. I know that and I do not care. I had to have something special for her. I got her a small toy and a book about going to school (totally appropriate right?). Of course this means I had to have a fun gift bag to wrap them in...
I am super happy with this bag. I started with the fun background paper and used my ATG gun to stick it onto my bag. Next I found the fun pencil shape on Smiley Cards and decided I would take the confused looking face off (love that hide/contour button on the Gypsy) for my bag.

Once I had the pencil the rest of my design came together. I wanted to have notebook paper and her name: as if being written by the pencil. I had a small small notebook paper? SO...I made my own. I cut the scrap of paper in the shape I wanted than using a ruler, hole punch and my Zig Memory System pens in Candy Pink and Splash I created a mini sheet of notebook paper. I really did not measure the lines, just tried to keep them straight. The holes didn't matter that much either so I eye-balled it for what I wanted. I was very tickled with the results.
I decided on Simply Sweet for the lettering mostly because I had not used this cart yet, but it really did look sweet on the bag.
As you can see she was happy with her present and had a great first day of school.
This is my Thursday Link-up for Patches of Pink as well. The link is right here..


  1. Beautiful little girl holding a wonderful back-to-school bag! Great project!

  2. Ohhh I bet she loved it!! What a nice idea!! The bag is adorable and so is your daughter!!

  3. That is just too cute. Your daughter looks very happy with her bag, beautiful little girl!

  4. Such a cute bag and easy for me to scraplift, I just have to change the e in Sophie to an a for my daughter! TFS!

  5. This is a sweet bag. And how cute your daughter's name is Sophie.

  6. What a fun bag, that paper you made looks perfect!! She's so cute, glad she had a good first day!

  7. She loves it! So cute. That big fat pencil looks great. x


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