Welcome to the 100th CASE-ing the Catty blog hop - what a great milestone! This week the CTC crew are looking at the Birthday Bouquet section of the Occasions catalogue.
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There are some lovely projects in this section, but the one that caught my eye this week is on the front cover (bottom right) of the Occasions Catalogue. It is this cute gift bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits dies.
I decided to make my mini treat bag into a combined card/gift card holder. I used the delicate silver polka design from the 'Shine On' Speciality DSP for the the base of the treat bag. Because the reverse side of this design is the large Cucumber Crush polka dot, I have covered the inside back panel of the bag with a sweet print from the 'Love Blossoms' DSP stack. A 3.5" doily is the base for the water coloured and fussy cut flower from the gorgeous 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set. It makes a nice contrast with the kraft and silver bag. A banner in the same small print from 'Love Blossoms' DSP stack is tucked underneath the flower and the sentiment has been silver embossed and cut with the 'Tags & Labels' Framelits. These nesting tags and labels are fabulous for cutting and matting greetings and they are on sale this week, so check out the Weekly Deals. A little heart in Blushing Bride Glimmer paper finishes off the greeting panel.
The insert for the treat bag is double-sided, so you can add a gift card and also write a message to the recipient. This the gift card side of the panel where I have stamped the smaller floral image in Early Espresso and coloured it with Blendabilities and Copics. I have added the second part of the greeting which is also silver embossed.
The treat bag is quite narrow, so the card insert is a firm fit to incorporate the size of a gift card. Next time I would make the score lines on the sides of the treat bag a bit wider just to add a smidge more space. I wanted a robust pull mechanism so I punched a hole using the 1/4" hand held circle punch in the Blushing Bride insert about 1cm from the top and threaded the ribbon through before adding the Whisper White panels on top.This gives gives a nice seamless finish and is not going to come adrift. The pull is finished with a double bow in (retired) Blushing Bride baker's twine.
For the reverse side I have kept it very simple, so there is plenty of room to write your message. I have made the bow double-sided by adding the tails to the reverse side.
This is the final look with the insert in the treat bag.
|Card stock & Papers||Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Love Blossoms DSP Stack, Shimmery White, Shine On Specialty DSP, Blushing Bride Glimmer paper|
|Ink||Versamark, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Old Olive,Pear Pizzaz|
|Accessories||Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton ribbon, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (retired), 3.5" Doily (not SU)|
|Tools||Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Tags & Labels Framelits, Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Heart Border punch, Silver EP, Aquapainter, Corner Rounder punch, 1/4" Circle punch, Dimensionals, Old Olive Blendabilities, Copic R20, R21, R22|
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