Bags & Tags

Springtime Foils

This month is the last month to enjoy Sale-A-Bration (SAB). For those who aren’t down with the Stampin’ Up! lingo, basically you get to choose a FREEBIE with every £45 you spend on crafting goodies.  This year there’s even more choice with the 2nd SAB catalogue offering even MORE FREEBIES to the mix.

The Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper (DSP) is one of those FREEBIES, and I have been thoroughly enjoying creating with these shiny metallic papers. They’re actually very thick, so I would describe them more as card, than papers.  Great for making any types of packaging as they’re pretty durable.

My first creation uses the Tiny Treat Boxes which come pre made, ready to fold (no brainer) and can fit quite a lot of treats inside – perfect for Easter.  I simply wrapped the box with the Foils, that I had cut (12″ x 2″) scored (at 2 1/4″ intervals) and punched using a tag punch (mine is a retired one, but you could use any top punch or framelit you have).  I glued the top section together and finished with a butterfly (actually made from baking paper) and twine.  I liked the idea that you could reuse the box, as the recipient can simply slide the paper off.

My next project came from some Pinspiration, as I really wanted to make the most of these papers without any scrappage.  The patterns are so pretty I couldn’t bear to cut them up. I followed a video tutorial from Sam, over at Pootles Papercraft, who is great at making the most of DSP (along with her other talents!).

First I made the smaller box, as per her tutorial using the floral pattern, then I made a taller one using the bubbly style as I thought it appropriate for the gift inside.  The bags was super easy to make, a few scores on the trimmer (although you could use the Gift Bag Punch Board if you had it), a few folds, some sticky tape et voila you’ve made your very own gift bag using FREE papers.

I decorated my bag with whatever I had to hand, literally just threw the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon, Mini Silver Sequin Trim and a lathe star from the Wooden Hearts & Stars Embellishment pack (which I have a ton of). The tag was made using the sentiment from the Window Shopping stamp set, embossed in white.

If you would like to get into crafting, contact me or check out my online shop.

Anna x

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