Genie Bag

March 19th, 2007

Wanted to share a fun quick project I made last night….it’s a genie bag! What’s a genie bag? Well it’s a concept introduced on SCS by Jen Del Muro quite some time ago – her sceeen name is genie1314 so everyone just started calling them genie bags! :) I love this concept because it is so very versatile! {Thanks Jen!} And I love that she does one each month in the Dirty Dozen Gallery!

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Starting with a white lunch sack of any size you simply cut cardstock to fit the front and back and use various punches to create the handle – here I used the word window punch twice. In the past I had only made the mini genie bags with the really small white lunch sacks, but I needed to wrap a little birthday gift last night and I saw some standard size white lunch sacks in my closet (I have a zillion from Smart’n’Final) and decided to do this larger genie bag. I cut down the top of the bag a bit and attached the cs and designer papers sized 6″ x 8″. I stamped the upper portion randomly with Polka Dots & Petals in Caribbean, Pixie, and Chocolate inks. The ribbon is from my Costco stash. Then I layered 3 Primas and attached with a big rhinestone brad (sheesh I think I’ve used those things on every project lately!) The letters were cut with my Cuttlebug and adhered with glue stick. To finish off and close up the bag I used my brand new SU tab punch – folded it over, stapled it and covered with a tiny Prima and rhinestone. Really a very quick project.

Oh and btw – thsi bag is for another friend named Jen who just had a bday! *wink*

9 Responses to “Genie Bag”

  1. Debra Says:

    This is so very cute! Perfect for Jen!

  2. leslierich Says:

    I love the Genie bags! This is darling, Jami!

  3. Lisa Johnson Says:

    This is really fantastic! love what you did on the closure!

  4. loricraig Says:

    Adorable bag, Jami! Love how bright and cheery it is!

  5. Michelle Says:

    Just adorable! I MUST make one of these!

  6. Jen del Muro (genie1314) Says:

    oooooh…i think i am going to be the 100th poster!! cuuuute bag jami!!! thanks for the plug. i still giggle at the name, tho!!

  7. waterpixie Says:

    This is FABULOUS!!

  8. andeecate Says:

    Jen is super lucky!!! Great bag, she will love it!

  9. Shelley Says:

    So pretty! I know Jen Loves it!!

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