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.

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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.

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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!

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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