July 24, 2011

Sue's Workshop

I was invited by Sue, to demonstrate at Scrapmania here in town yesterday. I had a group of 12 girls attend Sue's workshop. I decided I wanted to demonstrate a matching set:


A gift bag created out of "lunch bags":


This is the front of the gift bag:


I came up with the color combination by using my "Color Coach". I wanted to use 4 different ink colors so I picked the "Sweet Set" below which has 3 colors and if you look above, I also picked Baja  Breeze to add to the trio:


I started out with a lunch bag and cut it by measuring from the bottom 5 1/2" and cut:


Using an 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock in Calypso Coral, cut in half so that you have 2 pieces measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Using the Large Oval Punch, punch handles at the top of each piece:


Cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla Cardstock to fit below your handles and 1/4" smaller on each side. Using the Delicate Doilies Stamp Set, stamp all 4 doilies using the 4 ink colors: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray & Calypso Coral. I stamped my doilies in a diagonal sequence. Using the Lace Ribbon Border Punch, punch 2 strips to fit at the bottom of your Very Vanilla Cardstock layer in Calypso Coral:


Using the Small Tag Punch and the Large Tag Punch, cut using Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral Cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray Ink and then stamp a doily by first stamping on a scrap piece of paper and then without re-inking, stamp over the sentiment:


Stamp one of the large doilies twice using Basic Gray Ink. Cut out with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch. Sponge the edges with Basic Gray Ink using a Sponge Dauber:


Add a 3/4" circle in Calyso Coral to the center of the doilies you just created above layered with a gray Glimmer Brad. Glue each circle on your front panels with Stampin' Dimensionals:


Glue each panel to the front and back of your lunch bag. Add a strip of Basic Gray Satin Ribbon to each tag by tying a knot on the back of each tag. Tie the ribbon with tags through the holes in your baggie:


The matching card is created the same way the gift bag was created:

Project Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White
  • Inks: Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red
  • Tools: Large Oval Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Dimensionals, Small Tag Punch, Large Tag Punch
  • Accessories: Glimmer Brads, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon
  • Stamp Set: Delicate Doilies, Bring On The Cake (sentiment)
  • Misc: Lunch Bags
Now we move on to the "Make-n-Take" the girls all created:


The butterfly easel is an idea that I learned from Bronwyn Eastley and I have another post HERE that I had created before this one with a different cardstock color & DSP. This little butterfly easel is so adorable:


And we stuck with the butterfly theme and created a small 3 x 3 card:

You could add this little card to your child's book-bag or your hubby's briefcase or you could add it to the top of a gift!

Project Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Pacific Point, Whisper White
  • DSP: Beyond The Garden
  • Inks: Melon Mambo, Whisper White Craft
  • Tools: 2 1/2" Scallop Circle Punch, Butterfly Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, BigShot Machine, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Finial Press Textured Impressions Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels
  • Stamp Sets: Love & Care, Friendly Phrases

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by today!


3 comments:

  1. I really like the idea of the gift bag made with a lunch bag. Your choice of colors looks great and I love the Delicate Doilies stamp set. Both are terrific projects.

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  2. I love the lunch bag gift bag! What a fabulous workshop this must have been! Wow! Wish you lived closer!

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  3. Oh, I do enjoy your Blog, thanks for sharing so many great ideas with us. As a hobby demo I CASE a number of your projects. Have great week.
    SIU, Seletta

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