Hello and Happy Easter!
This week the CASE-ing the Catty crew are taking their inspiration from the Saleabration catalogue for the final time. The Saleabration promotion finishes on 31 March 2016, so you still have a few more days to get your favourite product for FREE by placing an order for $90 of products from any of the current catalogues.
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As it is Easter, I wanted to make a gift bag to fill with lots of chocolate goodies for a lovely friend . When I picked up the Saleabration brochure my eye went straight to this gift bag on the front cover.
That convinced me to break open my pack of 'Wildflower Fields' designer series paper that is one of the FREE Saleabration products. This IS a really lovely pack of paper with the coordinating colours of Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Hello Honey. I decided to go with the same pretty floral design and teamed it with Lost Lagoon, which is one of my favourite soon-to-be-retiring In Colours. I made my basic bag with Whisper White card stock, so it is very sturdy and it measures 15cm x 19cm x 7.5cm (6" x 7.5" x 3"). Gift bags are very easy to make once you know the basics and all you need is your trimmer and Simply Scored Board .
Before assembling the bag, I die cut an oval from the front and attached some Window Sheet (acetate) behind it, so you get a peak of the contents. I've used the 'Wildflower Fields' floral paper on the front and back, leaving the sides plain. The top is trimmed in Lost Lagoon and adds some extra sturdiness to the rim that supports the white satin ribbon handles.
I created the 3 banners as a set and attached them with a mini clothespin so they can be removed and the bag re-purposed. The flower embellishment on the side of the oval that was created with the Botanical Builder framelits takes centre stage when the banners are removed. I like that the bag is a gift as well as the contents.
|Stamps||Honeycomb Happiness, Crazy about You|
|Card stock & Papers||Shimmery White, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Calpyso Coral, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Lost Lagoon, Subtles Pattern Stack, Wildflower Fields DSP, Window Sheet|
|Ink||Basic Gray Archival, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon|
|Accessories||5/8" White Satin ribbon, Calyspo Coral Baker's twine (retired), Large Pearls Basic Jewels (retired), Pearls Basic Jewels, White Mini Clothespin (not SU)|
|Tools||Ovals Collection framelits, Botanical Builder framelits, Banners framelits, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Simply Scored Board, Dimensionals, Aquapainter|
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Why not join us this week and link up your Saleabration creation over at the CASE-ing the Catty blog. You can also see the full list of this week's participants.
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