Thursday, June 27, 2013

Liz shares some summer fun!

I cannot believe how fast this month at Crop Stop has flown by.  It's making me feel like summer is a blink of an eye and I better hurry up and make sure I get outside more.  To celebrate my final post, I thought it would be fun to leave you all with a treat, treat bag that is...

I have a large stash of Glassine bags lying around because you can order them in bulk at a good price and they are really convenient for gift ideas and craft projects.  My friend Robbie Herring gave me a fantastic idea and told me I should try embossing the bags to see what they look like.  Have to say that this was a great suggestion seeing how Crop Stop sent me 3 fabulous embossing folders from Couture Creations.


 I decided to use Little Yellow Bicycle's brand new Vintage Summer collection and Couture Creation's Nuevo embossing folder to create this fun, summery treat bag.      Little Yellow Bicycle's bright collection, looks fabulous with the bag full of M & Ms, and the chambrays and cherry reds are such a sweet reminder of summer.


If you look closely, you can see how the three different embossing folders look on the glassine bags.  It's so easy to run them through the machine.  I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur with a little bit of tweaking the cutting plates to get this effect and it was so fast.  Probably could make a ton of them in just a few minutes.


I also used some of my Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities die cuts to make the top of the treat bag.  I chose two patterned papers from the Vintage Summer collection, including the one with the beautiful song birds and then cut them at two different sizes so they would overlap nicely and create a pretty border.


For the tag, I used the Couture Creations large doily die cut from the Fantasia Ivy Set.  Then I added a Vintage Summer journal card with the Candi Fix foam pads for spacing and dimension.  Next, I added one of the Vintage Summer Fabric Favorites flowers and a chipboard tag for the center of the cluster.


I also got out the Flower Soft products and mixed together both the white and the blue that was sent to me and glued it to the center of the Fabric Favorites flower.  It has just the right amount of fluff that easily stays put and creates a wonderful dimension and shine to the cluster.  Finally, I added two stick pins to dress it up a bit more.

Thank you so much to Vicki and Haylie for having me this month.  It has been such a wonderful experience and challenge each week to come up with a new embossing project.  Please feel free to visit my blog for more Little Yellow Bicycle and Simple Stories projects.

Liz

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4 comments:

CT Johnson said...

So sweet have loved your posts!!

CT Johnson said...

So sweet love the papers and all the projects thanks for sharing.

Creaciones Aura said...

Bella la idea. Me encanto....

Creaciones Aura said...

Bella la idea me encanto...