Daisy Gift Bag

By | May 31, 2017

Today is the last day to order from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog.  Just in case there’s something you’ve put off purchasing, I wanted to give you a friendly reminder.

Tonight, Stampin’ Up! will update their system to transition to the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog; therefore, you will not be able to order from 11:00 PM (PDT) tonight through tomorrow June 1 at 11:00 AM (PDT).  After 11:00 AM, go for it!!!  Whoo hoo!

My project share today is a fun glassine gift bag I decorated with flowers created with the new Daisy Punch.  I’m going to miss these pretty glassine bags, as they are retiring today.  I love running them through the Big Shot with a textured impression embossing folder (TIEF) to give them a little dimension, like I did here with the Brick Wall TIEF.

But my favorite part of this project is the flowers!!!  I just love how they turned out.  I simply punched them out of Whisper White card stock and sponged them with different combinations of the new In-Color inks.  I layered three punches to create each flower so they had lots of dimension.

To sponge the flowers, I used Sponge Daubers and applied the ink in a circular motion for a nice blending effect.  Sponge daubers are such a great tool.  They’re perfect for precise placement, and they’re re-useable!  Simply wash them with soap and water and let them dry.

Before adhering the punches together, I curled the petals with a Bone Folder to give my flowers a real 3-D look.  I love the way these flowers came out!  I can just image all the color variations and possibilities!!!

The flower centers are made from Clear Faceted Gems.  I really wanted to color them, so I played around with a few ideas.  First, I tried applying ink, but it never dried so that was a bomb.  Then, I looked through my collection of Sharpie pens, because I knew that would work if I had the right color.  But, I didn’t have any nice purples.  So, I ended up cheating and used an old Rich Razzleberry Blendability marker.  Surprisingly, after not touching my markers for almost a year, the one I wanted had not dried out and it worked perfectly.  However, I need to warn you that I noticed the tip looked a little ratty afterwards, so the gems might have roughed it up a bit.  (Whoops!!!)

I cut the background leaves with my one of my favs,  May Flowers Framelits Dies.

Supplies used on my gift bag:

To kick off the new catalog, Stampin’ Up! is having a promotion to reward hosts!  During the month of June, hosts can earn an extra $35 in rewards when workshop orders reach $350.  You would be amazed at how easy that is with a new catalog.  Contact me to book a workshop in June!

Have a wonderful and creative day:)

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