Repurposing happy mail packaging: a decorated paper bag! (part 2)


Last month, I shared how I repurposed happy mail packaging into 2 cards, here is part 2 of the same happy mail from Lizzy Hill: a decorated paper bag. 

I started with this fun sturdy paper bag from Kikki K which had black handles and b/w stationery pattern on the sides. I cut some patterned papers to size, ran them through my Xyron Creative Station for an even layer of adhesive (and saving a lot of time) before adhering to the front and back of the paper bag.

Then I added this floral patterned paper with red doiley and cup with hearts diecut collage layer from the happy mail. I did distress the edges to add a little bit more texture. I also took the heart stickers and chipboard heart from another part of the same happy mail packaging to add a little more interest with some dimensional pieces.

Of course, I had to be a little "extra" I added bling and Maya Road diecuts (the words "with love"). And I further "blinged up" the diecuts with Ranger Stickles. *winks*

For the top part of the bag, I used some b/w washi tape and trim from my own stash before adding the gold glittered tape (from the happy mail packaging).

It was a little challenging trying to repurpose someone else's design and incorporate my own style at the same time. But I love the idea of passing happiness on to another person this way (cumulative happiness?)

P/s: Apologies for the crappy photos. It's been hot and sunny when I'm out and just dark and gloomy when I'm at home. 


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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! Loving the happy colors!!!!!!!!!!

Sharada Dilip acharya said...

This is stunning ! love it

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Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, elegant and fabulous!! I love the colors and sparkle!! So gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Lynn said...

Super attractive...well done! I'm sure the recipient will happily gift it to the next lucky person.

Radhika said...

It's soo beautiful

Audrey Pettit said...

I absolutely adore that you try to repurpose or recycle as much as you possibly can, my friend! This bag is so happy and fun! Totally glam!

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