I have been playing with envelopes! Today, I discovered that I could make quite a nice little gift bag from a Stampin’ Up! card envelope. You really could do this with any size envelope. In my experimenting, I learned one rule…all score lines must be the same distance from the edge of the envelope! That’s it. So simple!
How cute is this little handled bag? I will freely admit that there is an art to adding ephemera to your project and I have yet to master that art. I just attach one of everything and hope it all looks good when I’m done. I need to work on my technique. But alas, I love the rich regal colors of Fall. I would never profess to being the soft, subtle, romantic color kind of gal which I believe is required to master the art of adding ephemera!
The gift bag was so simple. Maybe I’ll try Easter Colors next… a nice bold purple!
How to create a bag from an envelope:
- Seal the envelope shut.
- Cut the top edge off one of the sides of the envelope.
- Score and fold the top, bottom and remaining side 1/2″ from each edge.
6. I added a handle (3/4″ x 8″) cut from Designer Series Paper. I attached it on each side of the bag by punching a 3/16″ hole into the envelope and the bag with my hole punch. I secured them with a brad and added some Pool Party ribbon knotted on each side.
6. Now decorate the front of your bag! I used the More Amore Designer Series Paper (#129309), Real Red card stock cut with the Hearts-a-flutter framelits (#130159). I cut various sized hearts out of the same papers using my Hearts-a-flutter framelits and the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit (#125596). The stamp is the Happy Valentine Heart (#132771)that is one of the special deals this month. See the details below! You get 1 x8″ Cellophane bags for free if you order this single stamp image. I love this stamp because it fits perfectly in the full sized Heart Punch (#119883). I stamped it in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock. Finally, the rest of the ephemera came from the Artisian Embellishment kit (#129328) in the Spring Mini.
I also used one half of a paper doily (#129399) which I sponged pink with Regal Rose. These take up the color beautifully when you sponge it! You can make them any color you want.
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