Hi there Blog friends, here we are at the 2nd of November ...........where did all the other months of this year go?? So glad to have you visit, love having you pop by to have a look at what I have been up to. I like popping over to your Blogs to have a look at all your wonderful creations. There are so many talented people out there.
I had Christine ask yesterday if it was OK for her to join as a follower, she does not have a Blog. Everyone is welcome, even if you don`t have a Blog. If you come and see things that gives you inspiration, that makes my day. I just love that you have taken time to come and visit. It is nice to know you were here if you have time please leave a wee comment.
Hazel asked if I would make her some bags for Christmas Gifts. She did not particularly want them Christmas themed, felt they were too pretty to have sitting out just over Christmas. Here are her bags, Hazel chose the papers. Oh! My! Goodness! when I saw the price she had paid for these individual sheets I was shocked. I have some others in my stash that I will make up for her. I have to say that being Double Sided makes a very effective bag.
I have shown two pictures so that you can see how decorating them makes all the difference
Gift bags made
Gift Bags all decorated, it had to be...... Roses!!!
Each Gift Bag is made from 2 sheets of 12 x 12 thick paper/thin card
Have to say I do prefer the Double Sided papers
I use the largest Spellbinder Grand Label 1 Die for the bag sides
I cut both together, then still keeping them together cut the hole for the handle, then they will both be in exactly the same place. I use the largest Classic Circle Die to cut the handle.
Cut the paper to fit the Die, before actually cutting out the shape. That leaves you strips approx 4" x 12" to make the base of the bag and also the flowers.
The base is made using one of the 12" strips scoring it 3/4" in, down the LENGTH of both sides.
Scoring at 3" up from the bottom and 3" down from the top. Fold all your scores. Cutting at the 3" scores where it meets the 3/4 scores fold and stick to form a box shape.
You fit this to the inside of your pieces of the bag (I hope you get this)
Once dry you can decorate as you wish. I use all the bits left to make my Roses.
I made these roses so that the design on the inside of the bag is the design on the roses.
Roses made using Spellbinder Blossom Five Die
I used Spellbinders Foliage Die and a Crealies Die for the leaves.
Some ribbon to tie the handles together, I found some small circle Hook & Loop dots that I thought I might use to keep the handles closed
Oh! My! just realised that it is a very long post, hope you are still awake!!!
If you need any help with this project just ask, I will try to help you.
That`s it for today, thank you for calling in I really appreciate it