EASTER TREAT BAG FOR STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP!

This month’s Theme for the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop is … Easter.  You might have just come from Angela’s Blog -> HERE or starting at my blog here either way enjoy the hop.

Easter time is fast approaching!  I have an Easter Treat Bag to share with you.

THE TREAT BAG

I have made the treat bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set from Thick Whisper White card.  It would be more sturdier than regular white card.  You want it strong to hold that chocolate  in. 🙂  There are a couple of modifications to the bag to make it wider to hold the chocolate bar.  I will outline these changes below for you.

Cut your Treat Bag out with the Thinlits from cardstock.  Emboss the card pieces with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.  Adhere the 2 pieces of the diecut bag together as you would usually to have one long card piece. Don’t adhere together to form the bag as yet.

Due to the thickness of the chocolate bar you will need to add an additional piece to your bottom tab. Cut a strip of white card measuring 9cm x 3cm.  Score on the short side at 1.5cm (3 1/2″ x 1 1/8″ scored at approximately 1/2″). This piece will be adhered to the bottom of the treat bag to enable the bottom to be sealed.  To do this, add adhesive along one side of the small scored strip.  Adhere this to  the bottom tab section.  Place adhesive on the back tab and fold over to adhere.  NOTE:  Place your chocolate or other treat in before doing this and wrap it around the treat so it is folded at the right place to fit.  Also, it won’t adhere completely the full length due to the size but will adhere at the top points.

DECORATING THE BAG

To decorate the front of the bag I wanted to keep it simple.  I had just received the You’re Inspiring set so thought it would be just appropriate for Easter.  Although Easter does not exactly fall in our Spring time when the Daffodils appear but it is still nice and sunny and warm and I think these daffodils are quite bright and cheery.  I coloured the daffodils with the Stampin’ Blends.

Once the daffodils were coloured it was then cut with the largest circle from the Layering Circle Framelits.  The paper for the banner is from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  I flagged the end of the strip and raised that up off the front with Dimensionals.   At the top of the banner piece I added a Gold Binder Clip and tied around some White Organza Ribbon. Adhere your stamped circle off the paper with Dimensionals.  Stamp the sentiment from the Inspiring You set on Pumpkin Pie and punch out with the Duet Banner Punch.  

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Thanks for visiting. Now hippity-hoppity to the next blog to see what Easter creativeness beholds.  You will be off to Kim’s blog ->  HERE (click on this to head to it as I have a WordPress blog I can’t add the link within the ‘NEXT’ below). 🙂

Jenny

 

 

 

 

 

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ESAD BLOGHOP SALE-A-BRATION 2018!

Today I am joining in on a Bloghop with lots of other demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand in the ESAD Facebook group.  (ie Extra Special Australian and New Zealand Demonstrators.  We are all special though!).  We are focusing on Sale-A-Bration.  You might be starting here or might have come from Melinda’s blog -> HERE.  Either way, enjoy the fabulous creations along the way. 

Firstly, what is ESAD.  Let’s get that out of the way.

I am loving the gorgeous new Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper that has just become available for the second release for Sale-A-Bration last week. You have already heard me go on about it.  🙂  Anyway, I thought a CLASSY CLUTCH BAG AND CARD was in order with this gorgeous paper!!

What special gifts you could fill in this clutch bag. It’s a good size for chocolates, a small gift, makeup???? So many different gifts for a very special occasion.  I will show you how to make the clutch bag further below.

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Firstly, the card.

Really, you don’t need to do too much when you add this gorgeous paper to a card.

Firstly I wrapped some Gold Thread several times around the bottom section of the paper.  Then adhered this piece to a Gold Foil mat and then adhered them both to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The “celebrate” is cut from the Celebrate You Thinlits from Gold Foil.  Another bonus choice for Sale-A-Bration.  It is hard to tell but I stamped the “YOU” on to a small piece of Silver Foil in Black Stazon.  I also added a small Vellum leaf under the “celebrate”.  This is from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits set.

MAKE A CLUTCH BAG FOR A SPECIAL GIFT

I originally made this bag back in 2010.   You can see that version -> HERE.  I have been wanting to create it again for some time so this was a great opportunity.

This is the front view.

And we have the side view.

To make your clutch.

NB: Measurements are in Metric and Imperial. (please check the Imperial measurements in scrap card to check. It’s always a good idea to test run your projects beforehand anyway).

1. Cut a piece of the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (or other card of choice) to 19cm x 20cm (7 1/2″ x 7 7/8″).  NB: Check the pattern of your piece is running the way you want it to.  The 20cm side (7 7/8″) is the front/back.

Score on the 19cm (7 1/2″) side at 8cm and 11cm (3 3/8″ and 4 5/16″).

Score on the 20cm (7 7/8″) at 2.5cm and 17.5cm (1″ and 6 7/8″).

2. Cut up the tabs on the side to meet the score line.  Fold on the score lines. Fold up to form a box and then you can see where to place your adhesive.

Add adhesive to your tabs.  Fold up and adhere together in the box shape.

3.  Create your handle. Cut a strip of the Gold foil for your measuring 3cm x 30.5cm (approximately 1 1/4″ x 12″).  TIP:  I ran this piece along the edge of the table a few times to help curl the card strip.  Place adhesive on the ends of the strip and adhered this to the sides of the box.

4. Create your flap for you bag.  From Gold Foil cut your piece 15cm x 10.5cm (6″ x 4 1/8″).  Score on the 10.5cm side (4 1/8″ side) at 5.5cm and 8.5cm (2 3/16″ and 3 3/8″).  Cut the front flap to a triangle if you like.  To do this mark the edge of the Foil piece at 7.5cm (3″) which is the mid-point.  Then cut from the point to the side of the card where the score line meets on both sides.  See the photo to show how it would look. 

5. Place adhesive on the inside edge of the narrow tab. Adhere this to the back of the bag.

6.  I used magnets to hold the bag closed.  Place a magnet on the underside of the front flap.  Then line it up and place a magnet on the front.  I would have preferred to have the magnet inside the bag and I tried several times but the magnets weren’t strong enough for the card thickness.  Maybe your magnets would be better. 🙂

I hope you like this project.  I can imagine it in so many different papers but this paper is just so gorgeous.

Thanks for hopping.

 

 Now you are off to Lou’s blog -> HERE.

 

Here is a list of participants if you get lost.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Sandra Mastello
  3. Courtenay Heuston
  4. Ellen Woodbridge
  5. Cheryl Algie
  6. Peta Stephen
  7. Nicole Wilson
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Kristel Rimmer
  10. Libby Dyson
  11. Leonie Schroder
  12. Jessie Holton
  13. Megan Lenske
  14. Delys Cram
  15. Rachael Lewsley
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Sharon Dalton
  18. Melinda Whittington
  19. Jenny Hayward

 

 

 

MID-SIZE GIFT TOTE FOR SECRET SANTA!

I can share this project now.  I made this Gift Tote last week with a small gift in it for our team Secret Santa.  I thought you might like to see it and if you are still in need for some Christmas packaging it might be just the size you need.  I have the tutorial below.

It was just the right size for my gift of 2 small tubes of lotion and some chocolates.

The chocolates were wrapped Hershey Nuggets. We can’t get these here in Australia but I grabbed some when I went to Hawaii recently.  Score!! I put them in a cello bag with a little topper.

I wanted to make up a little Tote but I didn’t have any Christmas paper left.  This sheet of the Gold from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper is kinda Christmas-sy. 🙂 Teamed with some Fresh Fig card trim and the ribbon it makes it a little classy don’t you think?

Here is a close up of the tag on the bag.

The sentiment is from the Brightly Lit set layered on a Gold Foil oval and then layered on a Fresh Fig oval cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The Gold ribbon is looped around the handle and adhered between the Fresh Fig and the Gold layer.  The label on the chocolates which you don’t see too well is also from the Brightly Lit set and cut with a circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and one from the Stitched Shapes Framelits again in Fresh Fig.

To make this I was inspired by a tutorial I had saved quite a few years ago before the days of Pinterest.  I converted it to metric and modified the instructions.

Do you want to know how to make your own Tote? I have the tutorial below for you in step-by-step instructions in both metric and in imperial.

If you like a more visual tutorial just hang tight and I will get that out to you shortly.

MID-SIZE GIFT TOTE

1. Cut Designer Series (patterned) paper to 21cm x 28cm (8 ½” x 11”).

2. On the short side score at 3.5cm (1 3/8”) on one side. Turn your paper 180 degrees and score at 3.5cm ( 1 3/8”) on the other side.

3. On the long side score the paper at 11.5cm (4.1/2”) on one end. Turn your paper 180 degrees and score at 11.5cm (4 ½”) on the other end.

4. Cut in on the middle tabs on the long side on both sides. Fold on all the scored lines.

5. Cut 2 strips of Co-ordinating card measuring 21cm x 3.5cm. (8 ½” x 1 3/8”). Score at 3.5cm (1 3/8”) in on each end on each piece. Adhere these strips along the top and bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  (ie the short side).

6. Add adhesive to the outside of the small centre tab on the side. Fold up one long side tab over this tab to adhere. Repeat the same on the other side.

7. Run Adhesive on the inside edge of the other long tab and fold over to adhere on to the other side tab. This forms a bag shape.

8. Punch 2 holes along the top evenly spaced. If it helps mark with pencil the points you want to punch to help you line it up.

9. Run your length of ribbon through the holes on one side and tie on the inside to secure. Repeat with ribbon on the other side.

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If you make one do share your version with me.  I would love to see it.

Have a great day,

Jenny

AS PROMISED – MORE Z-FOLDS WITH COLORFUL SEASONS!

A few weeks back I shared some Z-fold cards using the Colorful Seasons bundle.  They have been HUGELY popular on my blog since.  You can see the original post HERE but these were the cards I shared then just to jog your memory.

I used the Color Theory Paper Stack that has 4 colours in the set; Crushed Curry, Berry Burst, Dapper Denim and Old Olive. At the time I said I would create 2 more with the other 2 colours. I finally have got around to creating these and wanted to share them with you.  Of course,  I made different matching bags for these too.  Each of the bags/boxes I made are created with one piece of the 6″x6″ paper stack.  I will give details of those individually in tomorrow’s post.

Firstly, the Old Olive version with a Mini box. It’s a great size box to add a Lip Balm or mini chocolate.  I just kept the wrapping simple with some Gold Taffeta Ribbon.

And for the Dapper Denim Version with a Pouch for the Treat Holder.

Now here are the 4 z-fold cards all together.  It’s a bit hard to capture them all in one photo but I hope you get the general idea. There is a different sentiment for each colour.

If you want to make your own Z-fold card I followed Amanda’s blog post HERE. (for Metric)  

If you are after Imperial measurements then I located a video by Dawn Griffith HERE.

For the box and the little Pouch I will post all the details tomorrow to make those, so stop on by.

I hope you like these new versions of Z-fold cards?? Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

 

A CUTE BAG WITH 6″x6″ PAPER!

Yesterday I showed you some my projects for the 2017 Catalogue Sneak Peek Bloghop. It was 2 Double Z-fold cards and mini bags, (If you missed the HOP head back to my last post to see).   Today there is a little more time and I can show you how to make the cute little Berry Burst bags.  They are so easy and only use 1 square of 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper.  There are a few different versions of cute little bags on the blogosphere but I will show you how I made these ones. Here is the cute bag to show you again.  I have used the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. 

MAKE YOUR OWN 6″x6″ BAG.

This bag would fit a couple of small chocolates or Lip Balm.

1. Take a piece of 15cm x 15cm (6″x6″) paper and you are going to score  your paper.  

Just a note first: If you are using the Color Theory DSP the colouring in the paper is an ombre effect ie going from dark to light.  You will want to think about how your paper will sit when you make it.  I have a turn-over edge on the bag at the top so you will want the colour running in a similar way for both sides.  So from dark to light.  Position your paper how you want it.  If the paper you are using is an all over pattern then you don’t need to worry too much how it runs.

Score your paper at 1.5cm (5/8″) and 6cm (2 1/4″).  Turn your paper 180′ and score the same on the other side at 1.5cm and 6cm (5/8″ and 2 1/4″)

Turn your paper 90′ to score the next sides.  Score at 3.2cm (1 1/4″).  Turn your paper 180′ and score 3.2cm again (1 1/4″).

Below is how it will look if you can see it OK.

2.  On the side score lines (widest score line) cut up on the 2 middle score lines up to the score line running down.  Fold on all of your score lines.

3. You will want to create your turn-over edge so turn your paper over to the other side.  Run your adhesive along the small tab on the top and bottom of your piece.  Then fold them over to adhere.

Place adhesive also on the centre tabs on the side which would be the pattern on the outside of your bag.

4. Fold up the centre tabs and adhere your side piece on to this.  Then place adhesive on the inside on the other tabs (as shown below) to fold up to form your box.  

<– Place adhesive on these lower tabs on the inside.

5. Once your box is assembled, push in on the ends to fold in.  Pinch on the folds to crease a little.

6. Add your handles as you like.  For this one I placed adhesive on each end of some ribbon and adhered to both ends of the bag.  To make the clasp, I punched out a strip of card with the Classic Label Punch and adhered this on to the bag with glue dots.  The flower is from the new ‘Seasonal Layers Thinlits’.  I added a Rhinestone to the centre. 

TIP: Colour your Rhinestones to match your project with a Sharpie.

Here is your finished bag.

Here are the 2 bags together.  Which is your favourite finish? I think I like the one with the snazzy clasp.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful and you could follow it OK?? I did make a video to show how to make this but between low flying planes and dogs barking and my bumbling along it wasn’t getting anywhere fast.  Let me know though if you would find a video helpful. 

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

ESAD 2017 ANNUAL CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK!

Welcome to the ESAD 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop.  Today you can hop along to 26 Demonstrators showcasing some of the exciting new products coming out VERY SOON!! I hope you have a cuppa in hand while you take your journey – and be ready for lots of inspiration!  You might have come from Kristel’s blog or just starting out here.  You can join in anywhere along the way.  So let’s get going!

Today I am sharing some projects from the Colorful Seasons bundle – the Colorful Seasons stamps and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits as well as the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. I have lots of photos but I know you want to get on your way with the rest of the Bloghop so come back tomorrow and I will share a tutorial with you. for the cute little bag below.

I have two Double Z-fold cards for you and little matching bags.

These bags just use 1 square of 6″x 6″ Designer Series Paper. So cute!!

I love the new Berry Burst Incolor.  What am I saying? I love all the new Incolors!

The card folds flat to your standard size card so it is easy to put in an envelope.

You can find the Tutorial to make the Z-fold Card HERE on Amanda’s Craft Spa Blog.  This is in Metric.  If you would like the Imperial Measurements then you can find the Youtube by Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts HERE. 

Now for the bag.  This will fit 2 small chocolates inside or perhaps a Lip Balm. This would make a lovely little gift for a friend to cheer them up or to add to their birthday gift.  Check the Rhinestones! I coloured the Adhesive Rhinestones to match using Sharpie markers.

This version of Z-fold card below is using the Crushed Curry paper in the stack.  This card is with a different style of bag.  I am planning on making the card and different bags with each of the colours in the stack.  I will share those with you soon.

I love the patterns in this Color Theory paper stack.  You have crackle look and a marble look, the Ombre effect and paint chip style strips.  It’s really fun!  I have used 2 different types of the paper. One for the front and back and another one inside the card.

A close up of the larger leaves.  I inked the solid leaf in the stamp set in Crushed Curry ink then sponged some Tangerine Tango ink to add a little colour variation.  Then I stamped over with the “lined” leaf stamp in Tangerine Tango before cutting it out with the co-ordinating Thinlit.

This little cute bag stands about 7.5cm tall (3″).  You can find the tutorial for this on Pootles blog HERE.  You could add a tag or a different closure?? I just kept it simple for this project and tied it up with some Thick White Baker’s Twine. 

Be sure to pop back tomorrow and I will share the tutorial for the cute bag.

Now you can be on your way to Carly’s blog.  Head HERE

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX WITH HOME SWEET HOME!

Not a lot of time left to get everything done for Christmas.  If you still need some quick treat boxes and you have the Home Sweet Home Thinlits then I have a very speedy box for you.

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I cut 2 pieces of the house Framelits shape from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  It was then simply adhered together by folding on the score lines and placing your adhesive on the side tab and the bottom tabs to assemble.  I used Fast Fuse for this as it is strong.  Punch 2 holes in the top section and then you can thread some Real Red Baker’s Twine to close it.

I had a left-over detailed tag in the Merry Tags Framelits cut from Red Glimmer Paper. I could then quickly stamp a ’25’in Real Red from the Merriest Wishes set and I cut that out along with a circle from Early Espresso.  These were raised up off the box with Dimensionals.

You could easily make a few of these  in no time.  They might make nice place settings at your Christmas Dinner Table.

Jenny

SKINNY MINI TREAT BAG HOLDERS!

A few weeks ago I shared the Easter Baskets I made for the upcoming Easter markets.  I made a few cute treat holders for the markets too.  I have been wanting to show you the project for a couple of weeks but with Easter and Sale-A-Bration there were so many other projects to show you. 🙂

These are really quick to make and you can use them for any small treats.  Here I have some little sherbet straws for the kiddies but you could add a chocolate treat or coffee sachet.  I have used some retired Designer Series Paper.

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Aren’t they fun and colourful?? I have simply decorated them with some ribbon (retired) and cut the “enjoy” (which is in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set), from black card to add to the front.  Really they probably took all of one hour to make.  I didn’t have a lot of time but wanted something cute but inexpensive to add to my stall.

Do you want to know how to make them?

SKINNY MINI TREAT BAGS

1. Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) a little larger than the large section of your ‘Mini Treat Bag Thinlits’= 10.5cm x 15cm (4″ x 6″).  Cut the piece out on your Big Shot.

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2. Score the large section in half vertically so at approximately 4.6cm (1 7/8″).  The photo below shows the DSP piece with the right side facing up. Cut off the left hand side on the bottom tab section.

Place your piece on your Paper Trimmer with the narrow side tab at the top.  Line up your zig zag edge at 2cm (3/4″) and score a line from the top edge and just to the score line in the middle.

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Cut off the small tab on the top left with your scissors. (Which I hadn’t done yet in the photo). I like to taper the end of the long side tab to give a neater finish when you fold.

3. Fold on all the score lines and open out again. At the top cut down on the middle score line to where it meets the 2cm (3/4″) score line running across.

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4. Fold again on the score lines so the folded flap piece is at the front and the taller section is at the back. Place adhesive on the right side (the outside) of the long tab and fold to adhere to the back of the bag with the tab section on the inside.  (It doesn’t matter too much if it is adhered to the outside. Just for a neater finish I like it on the inside).

Place adhesive at the back of the small bottom tab and fold over to the back to adhere down. (I wasn’t worried that this was on the outside at the back). Place adhesive under the front flap to adhere down.

Decorate as you like and fill it with treats you would like to give.

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I hope this is easy to follow for you. Please let me know if you any questions.

Enjoy 🙂

MORE EASTER BAGS AND TREATS!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you all.  I hope that the weekend will be a great one with those you love and that you remember the greatest act of Love we have been given as we celebrate this time.

Last post I shared some cute Easter baskets.  I thought I would share another Easter bag as well as some Easter tags.  It’s not too late to whip these up right! This bag and the basket from last post plus these 2 tags are ones we made at my Easter class last week.

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This little treat bag was inspired by a project I found on Pinterest but you can find the tutorial HERE. It’s very easy to make.  For mine I decorated it with the chick from ‘Honeycomb Happiness’.  This is such a great image for Easter don’t you think?  I stamped it on Shimmery White and coloured it with the Crushed Curry inkpad and the aquapainter. I cut the image with the Circles Framelits and layered it on a Crushed Curry card cut with the ‘Deco Labels’ Framelits.  The strip of DSP is from the ‘It’s My Party’ Paper Stack. I decided to stamp the greeting on Vellum in Black Stazon so it didn’t cover the chick too much. The greeting is from the ‘Easter Lamb’ stamp.  On the bag I punched the corners of the card with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch and added a slit with the punch too. I embossed the card with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder too. Cute!

Inside there is a separate little box that you adhere to the inside.  It is so easy.

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We made a similar tag.  This time I cut some of the DSP with the Deco Labels Framelits and I cut one with Whisper White as well to adhere together for added strength and also to have white card to write on the back.

I added a White Cotton Ribbon bow and some White Baker’s Twine to hang from it.

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This next tag we made was using the Easter Lamb stamp.  So cute.  The lamb was stamped on Sahara Sand and coloured with the White Gel Pen after it was  cut with the Circles Framelits. I cut some DSP from the Bohemian DSP with the ‘Lots of Labels’ Framelits and also a larger one from Bermuda Bay.  I tied through some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine. A little flower was added punched in Crushed Curry with the ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ Punch Pack. The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and I cut this one with the Bitty Banners Framelits.

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Now you can whip these up in no time – or file them away for next year 😉

Have a lovely Easter time.  Visit again soon,

Jenny

 

FUN PROJECTS AT MY EASTER CLASS!

Easter is fast approaching! Actually NEXT WEEK! It seems like we have just recovered from Christmas.  Although I think Easter eggs have been in the shops for a while. 🙂

Come and join in some Easter fun this Friday at my Easter Class.  Here are the details.

We will make an Easter basket, Treat Holder as well as 2 tags that you you can add to your own store bought Easter treats.

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WHEN: This Friday 18th March at 10am or 7.30pm.

WHERE: My studio East Corrimal.  I will give you the address when you reply. 

COST: $15. Please bring your own adhesives.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 16th March.

Jenny