Make a gentle start to your Christmas preparations this year by participating in our challenges and creating one card or project item each week :o)
As it's the last Sunday in the month, I decided to create a card and a gift bag for this theme. Here it is ....... :o)
I used a new stamp set called Scandinavian Season from Stampin' UP! for the main image. This is such a pretty modern Christmas Tree and looks lovely when heat embossed with silver powder.
The products I have used are all Stampin' UP! apart from the silver mirri card which is from Joanna Sheen, the brushed silver eyelets which are WRMK and the little gems which are from my supplies.
Cardstock ........... Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink ................. Versamark
Stamp Set ........... Scandinavian Season, Season Of Joy (for sentiment)
Other Products ...... Silver Embossing Powder, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, 1" Bashful Blue Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
The gift bag is really easy to make....
I used 2 sheets of A4 cardstock, but trimmed 2.5cm off the long side as it was a bit too long for what I wanted. On each piece of cardstock, score the two long sides and one short side(bottom) all at 4cm. Cut along the two vertical score lines on the short side up to the 4cm horizontal scoreline. Measure for placement and add the eyelets at the top of each cardstock piece now, while the cardstock is still flat.
On the back piece put glue onto the right side of the two corner tabs that were created by the cuts (above) and then fold them in, pressing the longer middle tab up to them to form the bottom of the back half of the gift bag. You then need to do the same for the front piece, but before you do, decorate it as you require first - it's easier than trying to stick things on later.
Add glue to the back piece on both sides and the bottom (all on the right side). Slot the front of the gift bag over the back piece, pressing the sides and bottom of the bag together firmly. Add ribbon for the handles ..... and you're done :o)
I tend to use a strong, tacky PVA type glue for my bags, but you could just as easily use the strong, red sticky strip.
The measurements for this bag are easily adapted to create any size or depth of bag you need. It's really simple to create and worth having a go :o)