Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for January 2018. This month our theme is Valentines! You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog –or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
Today, we'll be creating an adorable little gift bag using the Painted With Love designer series paper (DSP). The finished dimensions are 3" wide x 4" tall x 1.5" deep, and it holds three Lindor truffles perfectly!
Start by cutting a piece of Melon Mambo card stock to 9.5" x 5.5". The use your Simply Scored scoring board to score as follows:
On the long side: Score at 3", 4 1/2", 7 1/2" and 9". Turn 90 degree clockwise and
On the short side: Score at 1 1/2"
Fold and burnish all score lines.
Cut from the bottom up to the 1 1/2" score line on each of the vertical score lines, and then cut away the smallest rectangle in the lower right corner, and cut small notches at the end of the long skinny tab on the right. Your finished result should look like this:
Apply Fast Fuse on the right side of the long skinny rectangle (far right above), turn the project over, and fold one end over to overlap the skinny rectangle with adhesive on it. Then fold in the two sides of the bottom, fold the back tab next, and then apply adhesive to the inside of the final flap and adhere it to the bottom of the bag. Your bag is now complete - time to decorate!
Cut a piece of the Painted With Love DSP to 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" and adhere it to the front of the bag, centering it so there is an even border on all sides.
Once again, I chose a sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set (I'm telling you... this stamp set ROCKS!). Use the 1 1/2" circle punch to cut out the sentiment, and then punch out two flowers using the Pansy Punch. Because the circle is too big to show a single pansy punch underneath it, I cut the pansy into sections and adhered them to the bag in sections, as follows:
Then, apply some Fast Fuse to the back of the pansies and apply some gold thread in "loop-de-loops" (technical term!). Adhere the first end to some fast fuse, let the thread do a loose loop, and adhere the center in the fast fuse again... repeat until your happy with the number of loops and place the final end back in the fast fuse. Put some dimensionals on the back and adhere to the front of your bag.
I pinched the sides of the bag together and clipped it closed using a Gold Library Clip. An elegant and yummy Valentine's treat for a friend or loved one. Super easy and quick to make!
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Ellen Vargo at www.ellenvargodesign.com so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.
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