first you’ll need to purchase a plain kraft gift bag. these are easily found, usually in bundles of 3, at your local dollar store. the front of the bag is embellished with wide strips of three coordinating patterned papers. just measure the width of your bag to determine how long to cut each paper strip. leave a 2” space of kraft bag showing along the bottom edge for a later step.
(i'm sorry Blogger keeps rotating this image sideways...gah.)continue embellishing the letter-pressed die-cut by creating a paper doily ruffle. to do this, snip into each doily, then cut out the middle using a pair of detail scissors. adhere one end to the back of the die-cut using glue dots. continue adhering the doily with glue dots by pleating along the way to create a ruffled look.
once the ruffle is complete, you can embellish the cupcakes a little further with tiny beads or jewel stickers just to add a little sparkle.
Lily White Criss Cross Cardstock (Bazzill), Patterned Paper (Imaginisce), Baker’s Twine (The Twinery), Jewel Stickers (Little Yellow Bicycle), Stickles Iridescent Glitter Glue (Ranger), Watercolor Paints (Crayola), Paper Doilies, Kraft Gift Bag, Tissue Paper
Fiskars Fuse Creativity System Starter Set, Medium Design Set 0083, Medium Design Set Expansion Pack 0083, Trimmer, Non-Stick Detail Scissors, 1/8” Hand Circle Punch, Birthday Cheer Simple Stick Repositionable Stamp Set
this week the Little Yellow Bicycle design team has been strutting their stuff after using the Xyron Create A Sticker, while the Xyron designers have been showing off their skills with Little Yellow Bicycle's Acorn Hollow collection! a blog swap hop! such fun!
boy, oh boy, this Xyron Create A Sticker Maker they sent for me to use is slick-stuff! if you've missed the week of inspiration, you'll want to keep reading, then hop over to the Little Yellow Bicycle blog and the Xyron blog and read back a few days worth of entries to see all the possibilities.
i’ll be honest, i used to get so frustrated with the limitations i had using my Xyron 1.5” Create A Sticker—you know the ever popular “X”. why? because, well, 1.5” just felt so limiting in my little creative world.
but, when Xyron sent me the 2.5” Create A Sticker…..wowza! it instantly changed my mind when it comes to sticker making. it’s amazing how freeing that extra inch can be in the world of crafting.
the first thing i noticed was no longer did i have that crinkly plastic film over the item i was stickering. And no longer did i have exposed adhesive! no sticky fingers, no messy glue, no fussing with glue dots (i’ve lovingly nicknamed them glue boogers….ha!).
what makes it even more awesome is that now, the backing material is even a bit different and my punches could go through it like butter! no more jammed punches.
Xyron 2.5” Create A Sticker? in my opinion, a must have in every scrapboooker’s tool arsenal. get yourself one!
Don't forget to stop over to the Little Yellow Bicycle blog for details on how you can win yourself some Xyron products in today's giveaway!
ya'll remember me introducing you to the Fiskars Fuse Creativity System a short while back here on the blog, yes? you can see that post here: Fun with the Fiskars Fuse Creativity System.
well, i have some awesome news: This week, Michaels Stores are offering a 40% discount on the Fiskars Fuse! that brings the price down to $179.99! wowza!
the Fuse isn't sold at every Michaels so to find out if your local Michaels carries the Fuse, check the list here: http://bit.ly/OFhgZg
For those of you who haven’t heard of the Fiskars Fuse, it’s the only system on the market that can die-cut and letterpress all in one pass!
if you want to see how the Fuse works, Fiskars has created some amazing instructional videos that can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/O7L6UG
now, hurry....go get yourself one and allow Christmas to come a little early to your house this year! heee. :)
i'm planning on spending the next several days sharing projects i've created with my Fuse.
(Disclaimer: Yes, I do work for Fiskars, so of course I'm excited about the product, but no, I do not receive commission or kickback for any sales or click throughs of the links that appear in this post. I'm just sharing exciting information on a killer sale.)
Family Shadow Box tutorial), but we are limited to the amount of photos that can be shared in a tutorial, so i wanted to use this space to share all the detail shots of the shadow box.
sherry handmade and gifted to me. so it's extra special knowing it will live forever in this little spot to represent my family.
(no pun intended) the girls' teachers with small little gifts of appreciation, so last time i was shopping at Target i picked up a few boring little buckets to tuck some Bath & Body Works shower gels into. i found this cute little metal pail and felt bucket that i thought would help me incorporate my signature bright, colorful style, yet still match well with rich tones in the Acorn Hollow collection.
total crafting time to take these two gifts from drab to fabulous? less than 15 minutes. that's the kind of gift packaging i like!
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