What is the next best thing to the little black dress? The little black bag of course! I used this tutorial from Sam Donald to create these little black bags for friends this Christmas. The box is made from a 12 x 12 sheet using the fabulous Envelope Punch Board. I have used black card stock for the base to make it more robust to hold the weight of the contents I wanted to put in them. The black and vanilla combo of the 'Modern Medley' DSP is very elegant, with embossed vanilla trim on the sides and lots of bling. I was really happy with the way they turned out.
This is a better view of the trim on the sides. I added the handle and then put the vanilla embossed trim over the top.
They are a really good size and perfect to fit a couple of blocks of the Lindt Creation chocolate (stamper's stash in hiding!). Actually 3 blocks will fit, but it is easier to get them out with only 2 inside.
Here is a slightly different version with an embossed vanilla trim on the front flap and a flower embellishment.
Finally, here is a bright and fresh version in white and Coastal Cabana, using the 'Eastern Elegance' DSP for a couple of other friends.
Here is the side view.
If you are going to make this project, I suggest that you create a sample of the box first. That way you can learn from your mistakes before you use your ultimate card stock or DSP. I made a slight adjustment to the instructions provided to make it work for me.
|Card stock & Papers||Basic Black, Bazzill White, Very Vanilla (plain and textured), Coastal Cabana, Modern Medley DSP, Eastern Elegance DSP|
|Accessories||Basic Rhinestones (various sizes), White Bakers twine, Vintage Faceted Designer buttons|
|Tools||Envelope Punch Board (133774), Square Lattice EF, Big Shot, 7/8" Scallop circle punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Tag punch (retired), Word Window punch, Sticky strip, Tombow glue, Dimensionals|
Thanks for looking!