So, this is a stamp set that I just really wasn't sure about. And to be honest, I am still not sure what caused me to purchase it, but I am glad I did. It is a lot of fun. This is also a new idea for me, the paper bag card, and I think there will be many more to come.
Here are the products that I used:
Stamp Sets: Suite Sayings
Punches: Petite Petals
Scalloped Tag Topper
Cardstock: Peek-a-Boo Peach
Playful Pallet DSP
Small white paper bag
6" piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim
Glue and/or double sided tape
I know this looks like a lot, but it goes really fast. Well, now it will...... I had to sleep on which stamps to use for some of the sentiments! :)
Start out with a small paper bag. I have some on hand that measure 4" x 8" You can use any size that you want to create your card, but this works perfect for an A2 size, which is what most of mine are. You could also use any color that would work with your project. These bags are very inexpensive at the dollar stores.
The first thing I did was cut the top down to remove the notched area, but you wouldn't have to do this. I have had my bags for awhile, so they were a bit ragged on the top.
Do not open your bag. Place it with the bottom facing up. Fold the bottom up and crease with bone folder. This will create the front pocket. Unfold and decorate the top area. I used a piece of the DSP (3 3/4 x 2 3/4 ) matted onto Peek-a-boo Peach cardstock ( 3 7/8 x 2 3/4 ). Just make sure that this is long enough to go below the pocket when it is folded up.
Add a fine line of glue on each side of the bag bottom, or tear n tape. Fold up to create the pocket and cover with DSP (3 3/4 x 2 3/8) matted with the same c/s as above ( 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 ).
To the top right hand corner, I punched out an Emerald Green Pansy and one from DSP, offsetting them and glueing together. Punch out a circle from the DSP for the center of the flower, adding with a dimensional.
The pocket image is stamped on DSP ( 1 1/8 x 2 1/8 ) matted on c/s (1 1/4 x 2 1/4 ). Add it to the pocket with dimensionals. Punch two Petite Petals from DSP, gently circle the centers with the large end of the stylus to add dimension. Off set the petals and put together with a small piece of dimensionals, then add to the sentiment with dimensionals and top with a rhinestone. Add a piece of lace to the top of the pocket with glue or tape.
The tag for the pocket is DSP ( 1 7/8 x 3 7/8 ) matted with c/s (2 x 4). Punch the ends for the tag. You can put the tag together, then punch or I punched each piece separately and just off set the hole. It worked fine. Stamp the sentiment and add the lace. I also stamped a couple of the brush stroke stamps above and under the sentiment.
The insert card fits into the top of the bag and is DSP ( 3 5/8 x 4 3/8 ), matted with c/s ( 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 ). Stamp the image on white c/s and cut out. Attach to the card with dimensionals. You can write a note on the back of this card.
Now, don't for get the back! It is just piece of DSP ( 3 7/8 x 4 7/8 ), stamped with my info and attached with tape or glue.
I hope you will give this type of project a try, BUT I must warn you it might be addictive. It is such a GREAT way to use your DSP, especially the paper stacks.
These products are all available in my Online Store. Just click on the catalog photo to the right of this post. If you are placing an order before March 30th, please use the Host Code E9MX99CG. There is a box at the very bottom of the order form to the left. Don't forget that this is the last month to qualify for free Sale-a-Bration items!!!! Also on the order form, it will ask if your demonstrator can contact you. Please allow me to do so, so that I can send you a thank you! I promise NOT to be a nuisance.
Let me know if you have any questions on this project or the ordering process.
Have a GREAT day and thanks so much for stopping by!