Hi my Stampin’ Friends,
I hope you have all enjoyed the summer holidays. The weather hasn’t been too bad overall. I must admit that my thoughts are now turning to Autumn with the nights drawing in, turning on the heating and lighting candles for a cosy glow!! I really do love the changing seasons. That is why I have chosen my tutorial today a Gift Bag for a Reed Diffuser.
I purchased my Perfumed Reed Diffusers from Dunelm (I love shopping there and of course, also enjoy coffee too!) I have a Craft Fayre coming up soon and I know they will be a big hit! So what else would I use than the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set, along with my autumn leaves Designer Paper.
Sizing my Gift Bag was easy using the dimensions of my Reed Diffuser as a guide. To decorate I had to use that beautiful scalloped edge die for the top of my lid closure, which is included in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Die Set. (You might remember me saying in an earlier blog that I purchased this Die Set purely on the strength of that one Die Cut!).
I used a mixture of inks to create my autumn theme of Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Rich Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango on my hand stamped leaves and in my Cardstock colours. So lovely! I used the sentiment from the Stamp Set “You make me Smile”. So apt I thought. I am sure I shall be making quite a few of these Gift Bags and wonder if you will be tempted to make one too!
Here is the video to show you how to make the Gift Bag and hand stamp all the details using the beautiful coloured inks mentioned above, along with the gorgeous Stamp Set which covers all FOUR SEASONS of the YEAR! How useful is that? I love a Stamp Set with many uses.
Happy Crafting with LOVE from SANDRA xx
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Measurements (Finished Dimensions 9 x 3 x 1 3/4″ or 23 x 7.5 x 4 cm)
Designer Series Paper cut at 10 3/4″ x 10″ (27.5 x 24.5 cm)
score on the short side at 3, 4 3/4″, 7 3/4″ and 9 1/2″ (7.5, 11.5, 19 and 23 cm)
AND THEN part score on the short side at 3 7/8″ and 8 5/8″ (9.5 and 21 cm)
score on the long side at 1 3/4″ (4.5 cm)
Cardstock pieces to decorate as the top lid closure:
Garden Green Cardstock 4 x 3″ (10 x 7.5 cm) score on the long side at 2″ (5 cm)
Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 3 x 1 3/4″ (7.5 x 4.5 cm)
Whisper White Cardstock 3 x 1/2″ (7.5 x 4 cm)
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