Botanical Gift Bag

By | May 11, 2017

Today is my monthly Stamp Club meeting!  My friends and I gather together once a month to make four projects and rotate hostesses.  It’s a great way to learn new stamping techniques and try out new products, while having fun visiting and catching up, as well as reaping the rewards of free hostess dollars!!!

My project share for today is the door prize I made to give away tonight.  It’s another project featuring the Botanical Builders Framelits!  When Stampin’ Up! announced that this product is retiring on 5/31/17, it ignited a fire under me to get as much use as possible from this set!!! Ha!  I just love everything about these framelits, including the leaf edgelit and the double pop flowers.

I cut the flowers out of Shimmery White paper so I could watercolor them.  I added LOTs of water and then used an Aqua Painter to drop concentrated Sweet Sugarplum ink in the centers, so the ink would blend outwards.  Then, I added a little Rich Razzleberry ink as well.  For the flower centers, I cut them out of Gold Glimmer Paper.  When, cutting this paper with die cuts, remember to flip the paper over and place the framelit on the back side.  That way, you won’t dull your framelit with the sharp glitter.

For the gift bag topper, I cut the paper out of Whisper White cardstock wide enough to cover the width of the bag, and extra long so I could trim it to size later.  First, I cut out the diagonal leaf die cut and then scored the top.  Afterwards, I figured out where to cut the back so it would look right.  I ended up cutting it even with the upper side of the diagonal on the front.

I stamped the background using the Touches of Textures stamp set with Sweet Sugarplum ink, and the sentiment using the Watercolor Wings stamp set with Rich Razzleberry ink.

Lastly, I embossed my entire glassine bag with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The back side of the bag is de-bossed, but it looks cool.  To hide the gift inside, I cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock to fit inside the bag.

Supplies used on my gift:

Have a wonderful day!


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