How many people would put a card into a gift bag? More and more, actually, if the current crafty trend is anything to go by!
With the introduction of different “gift bag” options such as vellum, glassine (similar but different to vellum), gift bag dies and (probably) boredom with the humble envelope, people are utilising these bags as alternative containers for their greetings cards. They work best for cards which are hand delivered, and make a gift of the card in and of itself, whether or not it also includes or comes with a seperate gift.
Here’s such a card which was made at our training day (I told you I had more projects to share!):
This uses one of the new Sketched Dots Gift Bags (which are new in this year’s annual catalogue) instead of an envelope, and we made a banner embellishment to decorate the outside when it is closed. You can see when the card is taken out of the “envelope” that we have stamped onto the bag:
This makes the card look extra-pretty when it is in the bag, and then clean and simple when it is taken out:
The banner is just layered papers and is decorated with some Gold Glimmer Paper layered with a punched circle and a Flower accent. The bag is closed by folding the top down and securing the banner using one of the little wooden pegs in the Annual Catalogue. So cute!
The stamping was what took the longest time for this project, because all the flowers had to be inked seperately using the markers to get both colours and the sentiment on the front of the card also used the markers! We spent a while waiting for the flower stamp as there were 5-6 of us on each table working on each project. It was a great project to make, though.
We also stamped inside the card:
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Stamp Set: Friendly Wishes.