I needed a gift bag. I wanted something really special. Springtime Foils to the rescue.
If you are curious about some of the Sale-A-Bration items, like this beautiful paper, just hop on over to the Global Design Project for this week. All the entries will feature some Sale-A-Bration item.
Have you seen this paper? it is so beautiful!
Design Notes for Springtime Foils Gift Bag:
I have prepared a little tutorial for the gift bag. Here is a tutorial for gift Bag It’s really pretty easy. (Just click to open.)
Once I cut the paper, but before I scored it, I used the Stampin’ Blends to color the leaves and flowers. Talk about a way to chill. I love coloring and coloring with the Blends is just like therapy! Once I finished coloring, I assembled the bag and added the ribbon and punch border across the top. Important to use a good adhesive to both assemble the bag and add the ribbon. Tear n’ Tape was perfect for both jobs.
I decided I needed a tag and found a nice sentiment in the Color Me Happy stamp set. Since I didn’t want to use the entire message (so happy for you) I masked part of it with clear tape to just get the “for you” section of the stamp.
The flower is colored and cut out from some of the paper I had left from the bag. The paper is too pretty to throw anything away!
Supply List for Springtime Foils Gift Bag:
Do you know about this paper? it’s one of the choices for Sale-A-Bration. Purchase $50 and you will qualify for one of the items like the Springtime Foils paper.
Hope you are looking forward to a great weekend!
The January Paper Pumpkin kit, Heart Felt Love Notes was so much fun! The materials could be used to make cards or, as I did, treat holders. Since I get two kits each month, I should have enough for everyone in my monthly classes.
Here’s a close up of one of the treat holders.
And, of course, you want to know what kind of candy I’m giving everyone.
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Last week I made a gusseted bag from the flat Striped Treat Bag. A few folks asked me how it was done. So, today – a video tutorial. To be honest, I’ve made the process a bit easier than the process I used in the original post. (See it here.) Here’s a peek at what I created for the video.
Aren’t these perfect for Valentine treats?
I am pretty sure I saw this done at a Stampin’ Up! gathering a year or so ago. Nonetheless, here is my take on how to create a gusseted bag from a flat one.
I also wrote out the directions so that you could save them for future reference.
I can’t decide which one I like the best.
Supplies for Valentine Striped Treat Bags:
So, do you see how valuable the Stampin’ Trimmer can be? You need one. When you order a Trimmer, I will send you an extra package of Trimmer Cutting Blades as a Thank You gift. The Trimmer comes with one blade but you’ll be prepared when the time comes to replace that blade.
Order the Trimmer, a package of Striped Treat Bags and a stamp set like the Heart Happiness set and you will be all ready to create some great Valentine treat bags. In addition, you will earn a Sale-A-Bration item. Win! Win!
Thanks for stopping by today. Look for another blog post later today. I’m participating in an International Blog Highlight. Each participant will feature something made with a favorite item from either the Occasions Catalog or Sale-A-Bration. Sure to have lots of good ideas there!
Recently one of my neighbor had surgery. He’s doing well and has recovered nicely. I made a card for him earlier but wanted to send along a little treat for him this week. I made some spiced pecans. With a little fussing, I made one of the flat Striped Treat Bags into a big that sits flat. The tag was an easy choice, I used the You’re So Sweet stamp set.
Do you like the color combination? It’s this week’s challenge from the FabFriday site.
I just love these colors together and knew I wanted to do something with them.
Design Notes for You’re So Sweet Gift Tag:
I first stamped the sentiment with the Emerald Envy ink. Looked pretty good. But I thought that it needed a little something. So, I stamped the sentiment again on a piece of scrap paper, this time with Lemon Lime Twist ink. Next, I cut it out, added some Dimensionals and replaced it on the tag. Voila. The rest is obvious. The Berry Burst Ribbon and Glimmer Enamel Dots make it all pop. I decided to soften it a bit and used the Envelope Punch Board to round all of the corners.
Here’s another view of the bag. You can see in this picture how it sits flat. I saw this once at a Stampin’ Up! Convention. I think if you search on YouTube, you can find a video. It’s not hard, honest.
Supply List for You’re So Sweet Gift Tag:
The pecans that I put in the bag were a hit. Let me know if you’d like the recipe.
Hope you are having a great day.
A few weeks ago, a friend and I held our annual Craft Fair. She paints beautiful items and I sell (what a surprise) paper crafted items. I’m always on the lookout for cute things to create and sell there. A while back I saw write-up describing a Scandinavian tradition about scattering seeds for the birds on Christmas morning. It’s apparently good luck. When I saw the new, Color Me Happy stamp set, I immediately thought of creating some holders for birdseed and decorating it with one of the birds from the set. Any reason to use my new Stampin’ Blends makes me happy!
The little box/packet I made from a retired Pillow Box Die. All of the other items are current. I actually sold out and had to make more for someone who wanted 18 of them!
I’ve included the text of the legend at the end of this post.
Design Notes for Color Me Happy Packets.
I typed up the tradition on our computer, printed it out and then stamped one of the birds from Color Me Happy stamp set. I used both the Light and Dark Soft Suede and Light Daffodil Delight. Stampin’ Blends. After coloring him with our new Blends, I attached it to the front of the container. Finally I closed it up, then just added some Quilted Christmas Ribbon for a more festive look.
Supply List for Color Me Happy Packets:
By the way, the Clearance List has been updated. Go check it out. Click on the image above to you directly to the Clearance list. Talk about great bargains!
It is a Scandinavian tradition to feed the birds on Christmas Day. This ensures good luck in the year ahead. Spread birdseed on your doorstep on Christmas morning for luck in the New Year.