My beautiful gold glittery leaves have been sitting on my stamp table, begging to be used, for days. I know if I didn’t use them soon, I’d clean the table off, put the leaves somewhere safe, and never see them again. (Don’t laugh; you know you’ve done it too!) My Gift Bag Punch Board arrived last week (yay!!), so I decided to add the leaves to a gift bag.
I had heard horror stories about how difficult the punch board could be, so I watched the instructional video. The only thing was, the board was turned sideways, and every time the presenter said, “score the horizontal line,” it threw me, because it was a vertical line.
We decided to make these for the gifts Spring Arbor is giving the hospital hospitality house, but my board hadn’t gotten here. My dear friend Lorraine had one, so she brought hers to the office, and together we figured it out. If you read the instructions, it’s really not that difficult at all.
Our bags for Spring Arbor are medium and only 4″ tall. This one is a large bag and it’s 8″ tall. I trimmed a tiny bit off the top with my Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Addition and tiny wave blade. Of course, I used the Tear & Tape adhesive to secure the sides and bottom. I also opted not to add the ribbon holes.
The banner is Tangerine Tango card stock and Typeset specialty designer series paper, die-cut with the Banners framelits. I stamped a few Vintage Leaves on the designer series paper in Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, and Tangerine Tango. And I used a new product – the Curvy Corner Trio punch for the top corners of the banners. I added some Venetian Crochet trim tied with gold metallic thread at the top of the bag, and tied the leaves with some linen thread. For a fun touch, I used a piece of the cotton paper assortment instead of tissue paper.
So, now – who do I give this to? There are several birthdays and anniversaries coming up, so I’m thrilled that I have a bag on hand!
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