Monday, 7 September 2009

A bag full of love

Hello everyone :)

For my next project the stamps I have used are from the 'In a word' and 'Love and Laughter' sets.

When looking at the four main stamps from the In a Word set, I thought that they would make great gift tags, so without further ado, I put my theory to the test and here is my finished gift bag:

I used my cricut to cut out the template for the bag, using the inchbag cut from the tags, bags and more cartridge. For those who don't have a cricut, I found this site through google which has a section with lots of templates that are free for your own personal use including a similar bag template to this one.

Once I'd cut out my template I cut the bag in half so the top and bottom half measure 3"wide and used a punch along the top edge of the box. I then cut a 1.5 inch wide piece of clear transparency and used the with love word, stamping randomly over the transparency with red stazon ink. When dry I then attached it to both sections of the box with dst, stitching one side for extra strength.

I then glued my bag together, added the big heart which I cut out from my paper and stamped two smaller hearts using both heart images from 'love and laughter'. I punched holes in either side of the bag to thread my ribbon handle through and knotted them on both sides. I then punched my tag twice onto different coloured card and attached to the handle.

big smiles,
Nic xo