Tuesday, November 5

Easy Gift Bag: Brown Paper Bag and Coffee Filter

Hey there Blends and 3 Girl JAM-mers

Today is my Design Team Day and 
I am sharing a fun little tutorial on
how to turn a simple coffee filter
and brown paper lunch bag
into a Marvelous Gift Bag
with the help of some
3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon
other products.

If you are up to creating something amazing
and plan to use Ribbon,
you should LINK UP to the
Current 3 Girl JAM Challenge
taking place NOW . . .

Now, onto the project sharing ;) . . .

I made this Get Well Bag a while ago
when my Sweet Friend Forever (SFF), Heather Lynn
was not doing so well and
was making many trips to the Hospital.
She was very ill and I just wanted to do something
to brighten her days!

First I stamped the Brown Bag using
this beautiful Wishing Well and Sentiment Stamp Duo by SweetStamps
and some Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.

Next I took my coffee filter and gave it a good "wrinkle up".
As it was balled up (with zero uniform....lol), I lightly dabbed
parts of it in an array of Fall Colored Distress Inks.  I
turned the filter inside out and wrinkled it up a few more times,
following the same steps with each color of ink.

After the inking was done, I folded it into a cone shape
and trimmed the ends (roughly, and again without uniform)
using my zig zag shears.

After placing the gift inside the bag, I folded the paper bag
down a few times, then placed the coffee filter
over the top and used Glue Dots to hold it in place.

To accent the bright colors on my filter, I chose to use
Hot Chocolate Crinkle Ribbon
from the Hot & Cold Bundle
 and tied it in a knot with two tails of ribbon dangling.

The small flower adorning the ribbon
is from the Pinque Peacock Shop.
It is a Small Layered Garden Beauty made from the
Nana's Pillowcase Fabric and Wild Oak Burlap.

Each LGB flower you order can be
adorned with a Flat Back Pearl or Rhinestone
from Miriam's Crafting Supply.
You can order the LGB sets
in any of the Fabric Options available
in the Pinque Peacock Shop.

This is a quick and easy way to create
a unique and personal gift bag for any occasion.

Now, before you leave, I want to share another quick project
I created over the weekend.

I used one of the darling Muslin Bags
by Stateline Bag Co., which you can purchase
at the 3 Girl JAM Shop as well!!!

So, if you need any ideas
on how to create something fun and unique,
using these fun bags,
peek around the Blog while you are HERE,

visit the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog for ideas,

3 Girl JAM Challenges

or you can check out
the 3 Girl JAM Pinterest Boards!

Here is my project with a brief description below :)

I started with a Small 3.25" x 5" Muslin Bag (from 3 Girl JAM) 
and stamped the Turkey image and sentiment 
(by My Creative Time) 
with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. 
I then stamped the image on several card stock 
and patterned paper pieces (all from my scraps) 
and began fussy cutting.
 I layered the feathers directly on the muslin bag, 
then popped a few up with 3D foam, 
and then layered a set of feathers behind the turkey body. 
The leaves were cut with the Leaf Die (also by My Creative Time). 
The rosette was adorned with a brown button. 
I simply wrapped the dark brown J
ute Twine (from Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions) 
around the bag and tied the bow. 
To finish the project, 
I wanted a little "Wobble with my Gobble"
and put the turkey on an Action Wobble!

Thanks for Stopping In Today

Thanks for Stopping In Today

Stop by 3 Girl JAM
to shop around
and place an order
for this Beautiful Ribbon!
or some State Line Bags!
or some adorable FLAIR Buttons!
or any of the other amazing products that are
a MUST HAVE in your stash!

to Keep 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
:O) Jessica


  1. Fun projects Jess! Great tutorial too :)
    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Love both of these projects, Jessica! Thanks for that coffee filter tut…what a great way to make a friend feel better! I have wanted to use filters for a long time…you've motivated me! Love your little muslin bag project too…what a cute lil turkey! Wobble Wobble my friend!

  3. Love your projects! They are great ideas for gifting! I especially LOVE the turkey bag!

  4. Hey Jessica! These are super fun projects! I love anything with distress inks, but I never wear gloves when I use them LOL!! Hope all is well! :)


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:O) Jessica B.
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