Sunday, July 31, 2011

Explosion Gift Bag

A few months ago I made these gifts for my son's teacher as she was finishing her role as a teacher and moving into the office as the Curriculum Facilitator.  I made a similar gift bag at a retreat and thought I would make another one and fill it with some easter eggs (I did say it was a few months ago LOL).  To achieve the pattern on the top flap, I used Stampin' Up's Square Lattice Embossing Folder but before I put it through the Big Shot I rubbed the Elegant Eggplant Ink pad all over one side of the folder first and then carefully placed the cardstock inside making sure it didn't move before running it through.  It then transfers the colour into the depressed parts of the pattern making them stand out.

To keep the bag closed I used half a velcro Dot (both the hook side and fluffy side).  You might want to staple them as well as I have found the repeated openning and shutting of the bag weakened the sticky and they eventually pull off.
I also made her a little personalised note book with her initial on it.  I used Stampin' Up's  Die Cut Letters to cut out the K and if you look closely you can see I used Crystal effects on the K to make it shiny.   While it was still a bit wet I placed a little Rhinestone on there for added Bling.  It came up a treat and she loved it.

If you would like the pattern for the bag, simply leave me a comment with your email address and I can send one to you.

I have finally managed to get the template onto this blog.  Hope it helps you all.


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