Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's A Wrap Blog Hop - Clownin' Around Birthday Bag

Welcome to the It’s a Wrap Blog Hop hosted by Cool Beans By L.B. Do you like to receive gifts? How about give them? Well this hop is all about the outside…the wrapping; Gift bags, boxes, baskets and more. There are 22 wonderful stops on this hop and we hope you will take some time to stop in and see everything we have created for you.

You should have arrived here from, Everything Digital Scrapbooking. If you are just finding our hop in the middle you can go to the beginning at Cool Beans By L.B.

For my project I made an adorable clown gift bag.  I recently went to my friend's twin's birthday party and needed a gift bag for their gifts.  The party theme was circus so I made this clown bag.

Carts and Materials
  • Birthday Bash- clown hat, pennant
  • George and Basic Shapes - circle, oval
  • Once Upon A Princess - heart for the lips
  • Paper Doll Dress Up - clown head, hair base
  • Tulip Puffy Paint - for clown hair
I cut a head from the Paper Doll body at about 4.5 x 5.  I cut just the head on my Gypsy by having the rest of the body hang off the mat.  There is a clown outfit on this cart and one of the accessories is hair.  So used that cut for the base.

I looked up clown faces on the internet to decide what I wanted him to look like.  I don't have a cart with lips on it so I decided to use a stretched out heart as my lips.  I added pink cheeks and ovals for the base of he eyes.  I then found some oval googly eyes that were perfect.  And no clown is complete without a pom-pom red nose!  I used some ruffle I had in my stash for the fluff around his neck.  I love the ric-rac and the look it adds.

These just may be my 2 favorite parts of the bag - the hair and the ruffle on the party hat.
For the hair - I used Tulip Puffy Paint.  What you do is you add a generous amount of the paint to your base.  Once you have covered the entire thing, you then heat it up with your heat gun.  After a few seconds, it will puff up like popcorn and give your project great texture.  Try using white in the Winter for snow!

For the hat ruffle - I used a couple of pieces of crepe paper (use the old fashioned rolls we used for streamers) and folded them in half.  I then stapled them to hold them together.  I pulled out my MS Fringe Scissors and cut the fringes.  I attached it to my hat with glue and fluffed it out.

I added a yellow pom-pom to the top of the hat, added the birthday pennant and this bag was complete.  I really hope you liked my project and leave me come blog love!
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Thanks for stopping by on this fun hop. Your next stop is Gamma's Creative Corner.  Until next time...



  1. Oh my goodness this made me laugh and smile all in one. What a cute clown. I love the ruffles and hair great job.


    Terri_ski at yahoo dot com.

  2. I love the ruffl shirt on the creative. Thansk for this cute project

  3. What a fun gift bag! Love how you made the clown, and the googly eyes are perfect. Thanks for explaining how you made everything!

  4. What a fun wrap this is. Anyone would love to get a gift in this cute little bag. TFS

  5. ADORABLE!!! I love your clown!!

  6. Very creative. Love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

  7. You sure are creative! I like your idea of using the puffy paint for the hair and the fringe on the hat is adorable! Where did you find oval shaped googly eyes? I've never seen them before. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  8. Super fun gift bag. I love the papers you have inside the bag sticking out, really makes your bag pop. New Follower

    Smiles Sher

  9. Wow!! You are super talented and Creative!! Such a cute Bag!! Love how the clown is put together!! TFS!! I have been a follower!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  10. New follower here. Love the clown and your embellishing.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  11. How cute! I love that you themed the bag to match the party! And the clown's little ruffles... sooo adorable!

  12. Awe, your clown is so cute. I have a smile from ear to ear. Adorable. Cindy

  13. The clown bag is so cute and creative!! TFS!
    justina1218 at aim dot com

  14. so so so cute!! love the "love" you put into it!! I'd keep that bag forever :) I am hoping you can get e-mail so i can keep following you. so many awesome blogs - so little Doris memory LOL let me know please :)

  15. Super cute! Love all the details like the ruffle collar and those wiggle eyes.

  16. Adorable!!!!!!
    iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

  17. Very cute bag!
    ♥ Laura ♥

  18. love your bag! I'ma new follower

  19. I have been hearing twins so much lately! :) I bet they loved it!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

  20. great clown bag,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  21. so cute! thanks 4 the tip about the puffy paint & heat~ so cool! thanks!

  22. What a cute bag. Great job on paper piecing. I am a new follower and can't wait to see more of your creations!


  23. This little clown makes me smile just to look at it. Thanks for the tip on the puff paints. Too cute for words.

    jvilla95ar at gmail dot com

  24. Cute bag I love the clown......

    mreyes2710 at gmail dot com

  25. Can I just say....WOW! What an amazing gift bag!!! The clown was awesome!!

    I'm a new follower!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  26. So cute! Love the bright colours and the flag off the side looks great! x

  27. That clown bag is too cute! I love how you added dimension with the material!

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the inspiration!

    Also thanks for a chance to win some awesome blog candy!

    Melanie (your newest follower)
    melanie_mason87 at

  28. I love how you pulled from several carts to create. It's been great hoping with you!

  29. Oh, how cute! Most kids love clowns so what a great idea to have in my stash, TFS! Love it!

    Find me (your newest follower) at
    or bradshan2004 at hotmail dot com