Saturday, July 18, 2015

You're Berry Special -- for Crafty Sentiments Inspirations

I have a short tutorial on the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog today, showcasing an absolutely delightful Summertime rubber stamp from Crafty Sentiments Designs.

First, the finished project:
Strawberry season is just wrapping up here where I live.  Few things bring as much excitement as when the berries ripen.  We're all busy picking, cleaning, canning, jamming, and in my case, creating strawberry related projects.  I'll show you how I created this treat bag with a few easy scores and folds.

Cut a piece of 10 1/2 by 7 1/2 INCH card stock.  I used double-sided on this, to get the decorative rim to the bag.

Score at 2.5 inches and 7.5 inches

turn the card stock 180 degrees.

Score at 11 inches and 6.5 inches

Fold one of the edges inward.  This will be the bottom.  Fold one outward.  This will be the top, and the decorative rim. 

I scored triangles in the bottom at .5 increments, but this isn't necessary (it just makes it look a bit "fancier").

Punch holes at the top at 1.5, 4, 6.25, and 8.5 inches. 

Fold on score lines.  Use a strong adhesive or glue on the bottom of the bag to hold it together, and where it overlaps.  Add your favorite ribbon for a handle.

The image I used on the front of the bag is Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp, Eating Strawberries. She was colored with Copic markers.  I used 2 different dies from a Paper Wishes tag set to cut out the Eating Strawberries rubber stamp and sentiment.  The "Berry Special" sentiment is a stamp from Close To My Heart. 

I hope you give this simple gift bag idea a try!

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