Monday, 15 November 2010

A snowflake gift bag and window decoration

Today's project is another that I made for Convention, this time for a 3d swap. Again I made 10 of these to swap with others in my group (9 to swap and 1 to keep for myself).

I stayed with the same stamp set and colour scheme as I used for the Card Candy, so anyone in the same group as me for both, will have an easy time making a quick card to go with this gift.


Stamp sets: Serene Snowflakes, Sparkly & Bright (sentiment)

Textured Cardstock: Baja Breeze

Plain Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark, Not Quite Navy, Signo White Gel Pen

Punches: Scallop Oval, 1-3/4” Circle, 1-1/4” Circle

Other: Dazzling Diamonds, White EP, Stampin’ Pastels, Basic Rhinestones

Tools: Heat Tool, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool

The directions for the bag are here. This was made using Baja Breeze textured card. For the front of the bag I started with an 8.5cm square of Not Quite Navy card and punched out the partial 1-3/4"Circle to match the handle. The paper pierced border had faux stitching added with a White Signo Gel Pen. A cascade of snowflakes was added diagonally across the square with Versamark and then heat embossed with White EP. The centres of the snowflakes had Dazzling Diamonds added. The square panel was popped up on the bag front with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in Not Quite Navy ink onto Whisper White card and punched with the Scallop Oval. Pastels were used to chalk the edges of the sentiment and a small rhinestone dots the "i". The sentiment was also popped up on dimensionals.

Inside the bag was a snowflake window decoration:


Stamp sets: Serene Snowflakes

Cardstock: Medium Window Sheet

Ink: Craft White, White Stazon

Narrow Taffeta Ribbon: Whisper White (Marina Mist pictured)

Other: Heat & Stick Powder, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Metallic Eyelets

Tools: Heat Tool, Crop-a-dile

Non-SU: Sucker Hanger (Poundland)

For the decoration I started with an octagon cut from Medium Window Sheet. This is an 8.3cm square, with the corners cut off (measure in 2.4cm from each corner). The large snowflake was stamped in Craft White ink (this shows up better than Versamark if the glitter is pale), heat embossed with Heat & Stick Powder, sprinkled with the Light Blue fine Cosmo glitter and then heated again to set (heat gently at all times so as not to melt the Window Sheet). A hole was punched in the top of the decoration and a Silver Eyelet set in. The edges of the ornament were brushed with White Stazon (the White Craft takes ages to dry on Window Sheet if you don't heat set it) to define the edges of the decoration and have it stand out better against the window. It was then popped over the sucker hanger and a bow added to finish it off (my Whisper White ribbon is hiding from me today so Marina Mist stepped in to save the day for my pic).

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful projects as always Sara - and somehow I missed you at convention! So sad I didn't get a Sara original swap! :) It was chaos swapping though wasn't it? Hopefully I will see you in Disney next year! XXX