Hello, it's Barbara from Germany with a quick and easy idea for little gift bags.

You know these little inexpensive glassine bags? With a quick spin through the Big Shot you can transform them into very chic looking gift bags.

Textured Impressions embossed gift bag by Barbara Haane Textured Impressions embossed gift bag by Barbara Haane

When I created a scrapbooking layout (to view the complete layout please visit my blog) I used this embossed glassine bag as a photo mat, to give the layout more texture and dimension.

embossed glassine bag photo mat embossed glassine bag photo mat

And I thought: this would make a great little gift bag for giving away paper goods, tickets, or chocolate like in my picture. I ran a simple glassine bag through my Big Shot Express with one of the lovely Brenda Walton Textured Impressions folders. Put the chocolate in and shut the bag with a staple and two die cut hearts for decorations. Made in minutes, no glue needed!

embossed glassine gift bag embossed glassine gift bag

Products used:

Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Rose Vines & Trellis Set #658356

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Scribbles & Splat #660222

Sizzix Big Shot Express Machine #660850