Friday, May 26, 2023

DIY Kraft Gift Bags - Nurse Appreciation Week: Thanks For Taking Care of Me

 Hello, Crafty Makers!
I just started doing video craft along sessions with a few friends.  When my turn to present came along, I decided to kill two birds with one stone.  I made my streaming video about Gift bags I was putting together for the nurses at my infusion center.

This little note card is cute and so simple to create!  I made a separate short video showing how I created it.

I tried to coordinate the colors on the bags with the colors of the contents!
These are not the best photos, but they give you some idea of the final project!   I was pretty rushed at the end and forgot to take pictures of the bags with the tissue paper, etc.   I snipped these photos from the process video.
Each set included a reusable straw, reusable straw cover, and retractable badge reel.  One notebook, one ink pen, one graphic notepad, and one pen holder.  In my haste, I omitted the shower bombs and another ink pen that was supposed to be included in the gift.  I will take those next month! 

I stamped and then colored the nurse image.  I created the sticker using the scan and print function of my Cameo 4.
I added a pocket to the inside of the notebooks.  Behind the thank you card, and back cover, I added nurse themed stickers.  

Gift bags are fun.  There are so many ways to make your bag "Younique!" 
Chana Malkah
Our sessions often last two or more hours, but I was able to edit the video down to 26 minutes for my YouTube Channel.

Stuff I used:
Distress Oxides: Salvaged Patina, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Shaded Lilac.
Stencils:  The Crafter's Workshop, AALL & Create
Stamps:  AliExpress, Heidi Swapp, Misc. Amazon