Saturday, 10 October 2015
Pinkies Training Swaps - Holly Jolly Christmas Treat Bags
Tomorrow I am going to the Quarterly Training event my upline Michelle Last holds for her first 3 levels of her downline. There are 30 of us going altogether so I've made enough swaps for everyone plus a few extra. I can't wait to go, we are going to have 4 make and takes, some additional classes and time to catch up with each other and share crafting stories.
I try to make something different every time I make swaps. Click here to look at my past creations which include gift boxes, notebooks, party favours & card fronts.
This time I decided to make some gift bags to hold some yummy sweet treats. I looked through my DPS stacks and chose 8 coordinating colours - Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky & Pool Party (Subtles), Smokey Slate, Sahara Sand (Neutrals) & Lost Lagoon (In Colour 2014-16). While there are 4 different patterns in these stacks, I decided to use the diagonal striped pattern and the large polka dot pattern. I love these patterns, especially for Christmas!
I followed instructions from the Chic 'N' Scratch blog where Angie Juda posts video tutorials on how to make the bags.
I love the internet for inspiration - YouTube, Blogs, Pinterest, Twitter - its really helpful that demos share how they make gift boxes & bags. I often go to other demos sites for the measurements (why reinvent the wheel!) but I always come up with the design myself.
I have used the Holly Jolly Bundle which includes the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set and the Christmas Greetings Thinlit Dies. I love the sentiments cut out with these dies.
Here are all 8 designs, I actually made 4 of each - 32 in total!
Pear Pizazz, Gold Glimmer Paper & Gold Satin Ribbon
Lost Lagoon, Silver Glimmer Paper & White Satin Ribbon
Blushing Bride, Gold Glimmer Paper & Gold Satin Ribbon
Wisteria Wonder, Silver Glimmer Paper & White Satin Ribbon
Soft Sky, Silver Glimmer Paper & Silver Satin Ribbon
Smokey Slate, Black Glimmer Paper & White Satin Ribbon
Sahara Sand, Gold glimmer Paper & Gold Satin Ribbon
Pool Party, Silver Glimmer Paper & Silver Satin Ribbon
Here are the tools & adhesives I used to make this project