Welcome to this month's Blog Hop featuring projects using our favorite bundles found in the Annual Catalog. My favorite bundle is the Birthday Memories Suite. My project uses these two items from the Suite:
- Birthday Delivery Stamp Set
- Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (DSP)
At our middle grandgirl's birthday party last month, her birthday card got lost inside the gift bag, hidden in between the tissue paper. That go me thinking of a way to fix that problem. I'm happy to report that my project today is a simple and practical way to keep a card with the gift bag.
The first thing you want to do is decorate a two-handled white bag. Attach a 7 1/4" x 9" piece of DSP with Tear & Tape to the front of the bag.
Next is to create an over-sized birthday card.
- Card Base: 6 1/2" x 11" Heavy Whisper White Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2".
- First Layer: 5" x 5" Real Red Cardstock
- Second Layer: 3" x 5" DSP attached with SNAIL Adhesive. Punch two 5" long pieces of Silver Foil Paper using the Decorative Border Punch. Attach them to the top and bottom of the DSP with SNAIL Adhesive.
- Third Layer: Place the scalloped Layering Ovals Framelit on top of the Silver Foil Paper. Put it through the Big Shot to cut. Attach to the card with SNAIL Adhesive.
- Fourth Layer: Stamp sentiment in Real Red Ink on Heavy Whisper White Cardstock. Cut out sentiment with oval Stitched Shapes Framelit through the Big Shot. Attach to silver oval scallop with Dimensionals.
The last thing to do is to decorate a clothespin.
- Stamp the gift image with Real Red Ink on Heavy Whisper White Cardstock. Use the small circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits through the Big Shot to cut it out.
- Use the 1 1/2" Circle Punch on Silver Foil Paper and attach the gift image to it with Dimensionals.
- Attach four large Metal Rimmed Pearls to the clothespin.
- Attach the gift image to the clothespin with Dimensionals.
Open the clothespin and attach it to the front of the gift bag. Slip the birthday card inside the clothespin. Now the card becomes part of the decoration on the gift bag and it doesn't get lost. Voila!
No envelope is needed for this birthday card. Isn't this a fun, unique and practical project?
Click the image below and see what Susan Campfield has created.
Click the image below and see what Diane Evans has created.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other creative projects in the Blog Hop. I hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!
Two-handled White Gift Bag
Red Clothespin (or any color to match your project)