Giftbags with a Twist

Hello Everybody,

thanks so much for your lovely entries and comments.

It’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. It is challenge #61 and Anything Goes!!!

We also have a new sponsor for the month of September … The Paper Nest Dolls … and the winner’s prize will be a $25 gift voucher.

I had a little sneak peak in their shop and it is full packed with lots of cute images and goodies. Watch this space!

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I like to try and make something different for the Anything Goes Challenge … so here we are … The Gift Bag with a Twist:

Plum envelope gift bag

… what’s the twist, you might ask. Well this gift bag is made from a simple white envelope. Someone once gave me a present in one of these … and this is my version of it.

To make the bag you seal the envelope and then cut open one side. Score and fold the same distance from the three remaining sides. Open your bag up and fold into shape along your score lines. Fold over the triangular tabs and adhere to the bottom. To decorate mine, I used some pretty Pink Petticoat papers and Stampin’Up!’s Chalk Talk Stamp set & Sizzix framelits. For a full tutorial on how to make this bag click here.

For my other bag, I decided to have the opening along one of the longer sides of the envelope. I also want to enter this one in the ‘A Pennant or Bunting’ Challenge at Out of a Hat Creations:

Bunting Bag with a twist

For this bag I used some pretty papers which came already with some matching die cuts. I think I got them a couple of months back with a magazine. It made for a really quick bag.

Over to you now. I love to see your creations.

If you need more inspiration check out the fabulous projects by the very talented DT Ladies at ATSM.

That’s it from me for today.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Fun in the Sun

Hello Everybody,

thanks for all your lovely comments.

Today I got another Quick Card for you. It is one I made after reading the Joy Fold Card Tutorial in the May issue of the Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine. I used some of the free Pink Petticoat papers that came with QCME.

Fun in the Sun

It is a sort of a card within a card, if that makes sense. You got your base card, which rather than being fully double, folds across only half way. To the full size base you then attach a smaller card, mine is square, in a way that the half-size panel of your base card sits within the opening of your smaller card. You might see it a bit more clearly in the following picture:

Fun in the Sun II

I added some pretty papers to my larger base card and edged them with some faux stitching. To decorate the smaller card I stamped the sentiment in yellow, red and blue before using my rope stamp to edge the opening side of my card. I cut out a tag, stamped the boat on it and coloured it in using Promarkers. I then edged my tag with some faux stitching, punched a hole and added an eyelet and ribbon. I then tried different positions for my tag. Once I decided on the one I was happy with, I stamped the seagull and added some faux stitching before adhering the tag with some 3-D foam pads.

The stamps I used are from the current issue of the Creative Stamping Magazine.

Enjoy & Happy Crafting!!! 🙂