Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Fishing Vest Gift Bag

This is just a project that I created to jazz up a very boring gift bag for my dad.  I don't like buying wrapping paper or gift bags at a high price, so I get them on sale and use my creativity to jazz them up.  For this gift bag I used the free fisherman's vest file  from SVGCuts.
I embossed different parts of the vest, used brown chalk around it and added real buttons to make it even more unique.  For the fishing pole I went out into my yard and found the perfectly curved stick :)  I added the twine, bobber and lure to finish it off.  The papers are from K&Company.
I really like how it turned out and I hope you do too!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Top 3 at Craftin Desert Diva's!
Winner of My Sheri Crafts Challenge!

Winner of Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge!

Entering here:
June 5 C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
June 5 Word Art Wednesday
June 6 Crafts 4 Eternity (brown, blue, bobber, bag)
June 7 My Sheri Crafts
June 7 Lisa Somerville
June Glitter N Sparkle  (blue, bobber, brown, bag)
June Love to Create
June 8 HIMCR #100B
June Pink by Design
June Simon Says Stamp & Show  (Stick, stitching)
June Tammy Scrapin Corner
June Craft Spot by Kimberly
June 9 Craftin Desert Diva's
June 10 Party Time Tuesday
June 10 Tues Throwdown
June 10 Victorine Originals
June 11 Pink Cricut Link Up Party
June 11 Simon Says Stamp Challenge
June 11 Party Time Tuesdays
June 12 Cut It Up
June 12 Paper Crafting journey
June 13 Cardz TV
June 14 Creative Inspiration Paints
June 15 Chalk-Ah-Lot
June 17 Anything Goes
June 17 Clear It Out Theme (used a metal fishing lure from my stash)
June 28 Chalk N Stock
June 30 Scrappy Mom Stamps
June 30 2 Creative Chicks


  1. Great masculine card! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  2. Beth...your fishing vest gift bag is such a clever idea and one that I'm sure people will use for Father's Day. Love your colors and the papers you've chosen. So cute yet not "girly". Love the little bobber hanging from the pole. I love dimensional, interactive things on pieces! Very cute, original gift bag! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. A lovely card, thanks for sharing.


  4. This is just ADORABLE, Miss Beth! You are so incredibly creative, and I greatly appreciate your participation in our challenges. I feel so blessed that you share these amazing creations with us. Hope you're having a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Lovely job on this bag, like all the embossing. Thanks for joining in over at MSC this time.


  6. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge your card is wonderful hope you stop by to play again LYNN B <((><

  7. What a darling gift bag! LOVE that fishing vest! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!


  8. Great Job! Thanks for playing with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!

  9. brilliant gift bag love the vest and brilliant ide to use a real stick-thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

  10. Very creative and super cute idea! Love all the fun elements you used! Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  11. What a fun and adorable card!
    Love the design!
    Love all the details you added!
    Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations paint challenge!
    Michelle, dt team

  12. beautiful card. Love your take on the letter b. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Hugs Shelly

  13. Wonderful gift bag! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  14. Fabulous project. Love how you used the stick for a fishing pole. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz TV.

  15. Gorgeous Male card, love it, thank you for playing along with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxx

  16. Such a beautiful creation with great details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 600-Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much if you already have entered and good luck.}
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  17. Wonderfully decorated gift bag! Great embossing! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  18. That is a very cool fisherman's vest. I don't know much about SVG cuts. What cutting machine do you use?
    Anyway, may I Post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? I share links to masculine cards with my readers. Many card makers find guy cards challenging. Your card would be a perfect addition to the cards I already have set for this Monday. Do let me know if that is OK with you. Thanks

  19. Awesome masculine card, Beth. Thank you for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog. Good luck!

    1. Beth, I meant to ask you about the challenge list you have and how the past ones are crossed off. Is this done with code or do you do it manually?

    2. I came back again to thank you (since I don't have the reply feature on my blog) .. for both the compliment on my freebie sentiment as well as for answering my question. I will let you know if I find anything automated. Have a great weekend! :-)

  20. Loving this gift bag. What a great masculine design. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  21. This is so CUTE &COOL! Love it!! Awesome job!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut it up Challenges.
    Thank you for playing at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  22. How Adorable, I love this Design
    We are so pleased you came over to enter our challenge. 

    Thanks for visiting and entering this week's challenge.
we hope to see you back next week.
Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrappin Corner

  23. What a fabulous card! Your fishing vest looks super and I LOVE that tiny little bobber!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  24. Great card-- LOVE that tiny little bobber would love to know where that is from! Thank you so much for creating with us at CardzTV!

    1. I had the bobber in my stash from a few years ago when I bought a variety bobber pack from Wal-Mart. LOL! Not very helpful am I! The diameter is approx. 3/4 inch.

  25. This is such a wonderful gift bag. The colors and textures are fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you next week.

    Kim - PTT DT

  26. What a great bag! I buy gift bags on sale, too, so I can jazz them up. Fun project! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  27. Fabulous card for our chalk challenge at Chalk Ah Lot. Hope to see you again soon.

  28. Fabulous card Beth, so creative and cute, great idea.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    Mandy xx

  29. Very cute card. Perfect for any fisherman!Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock June Challenge.