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Gift Bag & Matching Card

Tonight I made a gift bag with a matching card… a bit like getting a new handbag and matching shoes 🙂

There are times when I come up to my workshop after work, not having a clue what i’m going to be making, but tonight for some strange reason, I had it in my head that I would be making this 🙂

Supplies List for the Gift Bag :-

  • 2 x Sheets of 12″ x 11″ Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock in Mud Puddle
  • Cricut George & Basic Shapes Cartridge Flower 2 in Shadow/Blackout
  • Stampin Up Scallop Edge Punch 1 3/4″
  • Flower is Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock in Rope Swing
  • Stampin Up En Francais Woodblock Stamp
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Color Box Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
  • Bazzill Hollywood Bling Cardstock
  • Crate Paper Sweet Branch Candy Brads
  • 2 x 16″ Chocolate Brown Taffeta Ribbon for the handles on the bag
  • 4 x Vintage Brass Eyelets
  • Extra Sticky Red Tacky Tape for strength

The Matching card I made is a tall skinny card (just fancied making one at an odd size)

Supplies List for the card :-

  • Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock in Mud Puddle (flower)
  • Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock in Rope Swing (Card Base – folded size is 6″ x 3″)
  • 1 x Chocolate Brown Flower Pick
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Stampin Up En Francais Woodblock Stamp
  • Basic Grey Thank You Clear Stamp
  • Color Box Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
  • Stampin Up Dimensional Adhesive
  • Tombow Mono Multi Glue
  • 2 x Leaves
  • 1 x Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher Staple
  • Corner Chomper Corner Rounder 1/2″

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Butterfly Tag

I had tag to finish off from yesterday, here it is….

Supplies List : –

  • Manilla Tag
  • Embossed with Silver pearl embossing powder the stamp is En Francais from SU.
  • Autumn Leaves Clear Stamp Set – Flower trio
  • American Crafts Butterfly Stamp from the Just Chillin Girl Stamp Set
  • Tim Holts Distress Inks in Shabby Shutter & Broken China
  • Ranger Mini Mister with Interference Blue perfect pearls in it.
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Spring Violet, Lemon Zest & Juniper
  • Adirondak Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber in Pearl
  • s.e.i. accents (Butterfly)
  • SU Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon plus a few fibers from my supplies
  • Prima White Flower dyed with Broken China and Shabby Shutters
  • Prima e-line Pearl
  • Silver flower Charm from my supplies
  • Ranger Stickles in Eucalyptus

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Flower Power…..

A bit of a flower power post this evening….. last night I had a play around with plain flowers, I dressed them up with stickles.   I played around with distress inks, all in all I had an absolute blast!

I used to just make cards and generally have a bit of a paper fetish, but now … wow is all I can say, it is like someone has opened up a door to the big wide world of crafty’ness and I LOVE IT!!!

So without further adieu here come the flowers 🙂

  • First of all I took a large plain olive green paper daisy it’s roughly 8cm x 8cm

  • Next you will need some Ranger Stickles, I used Platinum

  • and finally some Prima flower centres, I absolutely love these, and I’m planning on making some of my own if I can source the thin coiled wire, if you look closely it’s between the gem and the sequins.

  • I put some of the stickles around the edge of each petal, than added another line of the stickles from the centre of the flower just a quarter of the way up towards the centre tip of each petal, then once the stickles were dry I attached the Prima flower centre to the middle of the daisy with a glue dot.
  • Two quick and easy steps to turn a plain flower into something quite special, I’m planning to use this one on a future mini album project 😉

Now onto the distressing of plain white flowers, I’ll do a tutorial on this soon, but in the meantime, I;ll just post a picture of the finished flowers and list the materials used…

  • 1 x Mini Mister filled with water
  • Tim Holtz Distress inks in Broken China & Shabby Shutters
  • 1 x Heat Gun
  • White Prima Flowers