Saturday, June 21, 2014

Tags, Boxes and Bags...OH My!

Hello again! I've got a project tutorial to share for Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge. This month we wanna see some Tag's, Boxes and Bags. Fun...right?! The possibilities are completely endless!!!

I designed a bag AND a tag. :) It's soooo easy to make your own treat and gift bags from plain 'ol paper sacks. I happen to have some mini ones (yes...I've been hoarding them!), but you can do totally do this with any size you've got on hand. Simple and quick...and completely transforms a plain sack into a beautiful gift bag! I did both front and back - but left the sides plain.

Step 1: Stamp flowers on bag with Versamark ink. Embossed with white embossing powder. 

Step 2: Ink "journal page" stamp with light brown ink. Then ink up the center of the flower with yellow ink and the bird with light blue ink. Re-moisten ink on stamp by "huffing" on it - then stamp the image on white cardstock. Sponge Daubers or Mini ink pads work great for this technique!

Step 3: Trim "journal page" image and mat on designer cardstock. Trim as needed.

Step 4: Stamp sentiment on designer cardstock strip. Trim to create banner. Attach with foam tape.

Step 5: Die cut tag from designer cardstock. Attach journal panel with foam tape.

Step 6: Embellish tag with sequins, pearls, flower and ribbons. Attach to bag with clip.

BONUS! Make your own colored ribbon to match any project with Spectrum Noir Markers! Using the chisel end of the marker, simply color the ribbon and let dry. I KNOW! AMAZING!

We would love to see your tags, boxes and bags. Join the challenge and show us your goodies :) You could WIN a $30 Crafter's Companion Voucher! WOOT WOOT!

Get all the June Challenge info. HERE.

Thanks for stopping by :)
Happy 1st Day of Summer!

Supplies used on project:
Crafter's Companion Stamp Sets -  Sheena A Little Bit Sketchy - Poppies and Daisies; Stamp-It Australia Dreamer - Once In A Lifetime
Spectrum Noir Marker - EB3 (Darks set)
Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Doodlebug Designs 6x6 Kraft in Color cardstock pad
Memento Dye Inks - Desert Sand, Dandelion and Summer Sky
StazOn Midi Ink - Spiced Chai
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz - Tiny Tabs & Tags Die
Foam Adhesive
Misc. - Sequins, pearl stickers, paper flower, ribbons, string, mini wooden clothespin

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