Have you seen these Paper Mache Gift Bags? I LOVE THEM! They are hard sided and just wonderful to decorate and alter. They are really more like a box they are so sturdy. And even better... this one retails for $1.99 and we all know how often the box stores run 50% off on things so I got this one for 99 cents!
Gillian Roberts Bear and Robin image with my Copics, then used a Marvy Uchida Snow Marker for the fur on his hat and a snow base. I have had this pen for over a year now, and I am just now using it correctly! Helps when you read the instructions. I have always heated it to make it dry and "pop" and never got the effect that others did. I was suppose to be letting it dry naturally... once completely dry then heat it with the heat gun. And WOW it really puffs up then! I then layered it with rounded corners on lots of layers of kraft paper and red card stock. One layer of the red card stock is cut out with the new Nestie Lacey Squares. I inked the edges of all the layers. And then attached to the front of the bag.
I started to add lots of flowers, and embellishments, and then decided I really liked it more simple. The paper is so luxurious that I don't think it needs more. And really as a gift bag, to much on the outside, makes it really hard for me to get it anywhere and not destroy it. I am really hard on things when transporting... LOL
Hope you enjoyed. I am going to run out this afternoon and see about getting a few more of these box/bags for Christmas Gifts...