Monday, February 24, 2014
The first bag uses Stampin' Up! Crisp Cantaloupe 12 x 12 paper from the In Colour DSP stack. The sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned set and the framelit die is from the Apothecary Accents set. I used Memory Box and MFT dies for the design on the front of the bag topped off with a bloom from Prima.
I decorated the front with paper and die cuts from My Minds Eye Hip Hooray range.
The bags measure Imperial 5 3/4" x 2 3/4", Metric 14.6cm x 7.1cm, you will need two sheets of 12 x 12 paper . I reinforced the bottom with a piece of card. For handles I have used ribbon. I measured the size of the handle I wanted, cut the ribbon to length and the stapled each end to a piece of card 3/4" or 2cm square.
On the photo below, you can see the inside of the bag and the top fold. I made 4 cuts (3/4" or 2cm long) on the top fold line where I wanted to position the handles. I then inserted the square piece of card (that the ribbon was attached to) through these cuts. The squares were then firmly attached to the bag. The fold was then secured to the squares and the bag. When finished the fixings are neatly hidden.
I hope this all makes sense, if you are confused or want clarification just leave a comment and I will try to answer your query.
Friday, February 21, 2014
I had been coveting these Stampin' Up! stamp sets ( Simple Stems and Hardwood) as soon as they started appearing on the US demonstrators blogs.They along with the gorgeous Fresh Prints stack were eagerly purchased when the new catalogue was available here in Australia.
The leaves and stems (Fabulous Phlox and Norrland Flower) are dies from Memory Box available here
With the first card, I stamped Hardwood in Crumb Cake on White, which I think gives the wood a lime washed effect, that I really love.I tried lots of colour combos for the wood but white and Crumb cake are my favourites which ever way round you use them. I stamped the blooms in Real Red and used the Tiny Tags stamp set and punch (both sadly retired) for the sentiment.
For the second card, I stamped the flower in Coastal Cabana and then highlighted the stamens in red.It looked a bit bare at the bottom of the bloom where there were no stamens, so I added a few extra. Here I have stamped white on Crumb Cake, quite a subtle effect which doesn't detract from the flowers.
Monday, January 27, 2014
I have used Pistastio Pudding for the box and Old Olive and Pear Pizazz for the leaves and label base. The Dahlias are stamped on Strawberry Slush and accented with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler.
The lattice is Memory Box Piestra Tile, I have used this to back the dahlias and also layered it up to mimic a patterned ribbon.
I also made a plain Crumb Cake box and stamped it up with PTI Rosie Posie, and added Cherry Cobbler seam binding.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
JAI means "Just Add Inspiration" and today I got mine from Christine. I don't usually enter challenges but I love what Christine has done and although I don't have the Zoo Babies stamp set, I do have a similar one which I have used.
I was enjoying myself so much, I got carried away and made four cards altogether. I asked my daughter to pick her favourite ( the lion) and that is the one I am entering in the challenge.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Love this stamp set - Delightful Dahlias (and the additions set) another Papertrey Ink design. Stamped on Stampin Up! cardstock, Pink Pirouette with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler as the accent colours. The leaves are Lucky Limeade and Old Olive. Die cut leaf swirl from Fancy That dies.
I will have a gift box to show you soon using the Delightful dahlias stamp set.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
I stamped the background and then layered up stamped images from Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie additions sets. The dies cut images are from MFT. Sentiment from Flourishes (I think).
I made a matching tag to go with this bag, I used the Rosie Posie stamp again and a sentiment from PTI. The leave die is also PTI cut once in white card and again in Shimmery vellum. I got the idea from here, Debby Hughes makes some fantastic cards and crafty projects. Her personal blog is here.
For the last bag, I used the tag again (with a bow this time), flowers from my stash and I stamped the PTI large flourish, from the Fancy Flourishes set in Encore silver on the shimmery vellum.