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An upcycled paper bag for the Maya Road & Xyron Design Team Swap


Maya-Road-Xyron-design-team-swap-altered-paper-bag-by-Yvonne-Yam

Hello friends! There is a Maya Road & Xyron Design Team Swap all week long. Do drop by the Maya Road blog to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the store!

My project is an upcycled paper bag. Here is a short tutorial.

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I was generously sent the new Creative Station Lite by Xyron [To date, one of the most generous manufacturers to design for ever. I remember fitting myself in one of those boxes of goodies they sent...that was how big the box was...*winks*] which is now my fave desktop companion. :)
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I started with a sturdy paper bag from YSL (I love the highlighter which conceals my dark eye circles so that no one thinks a panda is out on the loose...*LOL*), Prima patterned paper and some remnant lace. Once I cut the paper and lace to size, I ran them through the Xyron Creative Station Lite for an even layer of adhesive and a lot less mess.


I added a little more textural interest with these new pearl bits from Maya Road


They are lightweight with a pearlized sheen. You know I'm in love with these right? ;)


And who wants plain handles when you can have plaited ones right? 


I finished off with the Shimmering Pointed Petal Flower in Emo Black as my focal point for a really classy-looking gift bag.

What do you think?

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8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh this looks GORGEOUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE that lace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautifully Elegant !

Cindy deRosier said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is stunning!! The lace looks amazing!! I love, love this!! So gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lynn said...

Amazingly beautiful! You really changed that plain bag into an awesome one. Love the pearl additions and the classy woven handles. A black and white lacy bag is perfect for a memorable gift presentation. Thank you for sharing your elegant vision.

Mitra Pratt said...

oh love this! HUGS!

Lizzy Hill said...

That is very generous indeedy....... & it looks fabulous!!! Love those pearl 'drops' for the flowers:):)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, stunning! This is such an elegant and beautiful gift bag, Yvonne, and a brilliant upcycle, too! LOVE the text print with the lace, and the gems you added just put this over the top! Looks amazing with the charcoal color of that bag and the big blossom you used!

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