Today the project I'm sharing with you is a couple of little gift bags - perfect for filling with a few treats for on the Christmas table.
Recently I treated myself to the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punchboard and it does make bag making easier although I think it would be a great deal more useful if the width of the bags could have been adjustable as well as the height - the width is a fixed 2 inches and not adjustable. It's nice to be able to make a gift bag 12 inches high (or taller if you have paper more than 12 x 12). The built in punch for adding holes at the top of the bag is a good option, saves measuring and using a Cropadile or other punch, plus the holes are always in the perfect place every time.
Using some 12 x 12 Christmas patterned papers I created the gift bags using the punchboard - I cut the paper in half so the bag height is 6 inches, including the folded under base. As I was using the Medium option on the board (you have the choice of SML), I trimmed the 6 x 12 paper to 6 x 11 before starting, as per the instructions. I threaded a length of red and white twine through the holes punched on the board, to create the closure.
To decorate the front of the bags I stamped the blueprint snowman using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations stamp and matching die set. After stamping the image using SU! Raspberry Ripple ink I cut out the body of the snowman using the appropriate die from the set and attached to the front of the bag. I added a touch of clear Wink of Stella glitter pan to the images - sadly the twinkle doesn't show up in the pix but is a nice subtle shine IRL.
Just got to fill up these pretty gift bags with some nice choccies and they'll be ready for my Festive table in a couple of weeks' time.
Have a 'Crafty' day !