Unique Graphic 45 Gift Bag & Card

Hanging your more 3D cards on the front of an altered gift bag is a great way to display your card and create a unique feature for your bag. Clare Buswell created this neat design using Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series Lights and Graphic 45 papers.

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Gift Bag and Tag Supply List:

  • Signature Series Graphic 45 – Lights
  • Graphic 45 – Bohemian Bazaar Collection 8×8
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Darice Paper Crafting Bags Bag
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folder Anna Griffin Ogee Damask
  • Big Shot
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals Die
  • Card hanger die (http://soapboxcreations.blogspot.com/p/card-hanger-die.html)
  • Ranger Coffee Ink
  • May Arts 5/8″ Crochet Ribbon Natural
  • May Arts Twisted Burlap Ribbon Ivory
  • Enamel dots
  • Circle It stamp set The Crafts Meow
  • Flower Stamen

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Flower Instructions:

Step 1. Die cut 5 large flowers and 1 medium using Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and Creme Brulee cardstock from the Signature Series Graphic 45 – Lights Collection. Using a scissors snip in between the petals on the medium flower. Sand all edges using Sand It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy.

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Step 2. On a foam mat use the top of a pen lid to create a cupped effect on each petal by pressing into the cardstock. Repeat for each layer. Make a hole in the center of each flower.

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Step 3. Fold over a bunch of flower stamen, insert into center of smallest layer. Continue adding layers and add a small amount of tacky glue at the base of each flower between layers.

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Step 4. To make sure the back of the flower was flat I added some pieces of masking tape to cover the ends of the stamen. This makes it easier to attach to your project.

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Step 5. Once all the layers are complete, use your fingers to shape the flower, pushing the center petals slightly closed.

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Bag Instructions: 

Step 1. Die cut two pieces of Spring Green cardstock from the Signature Series Graphic 45 – Lights Collection and the card hanger die. Cut two strips of patterned paper from Graphic 45 – Bohemian Bazaar Collection 8×8 to fit across the top of the bag.

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Step 2. Use the inner piece from the die cut hanger to trace around on your bag, cut out slightly larger. Adhere the die cut piece, as shown.

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Step 3. Adhere the second die cut piece on the inside of the bag, for a neat finish.

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Step 4. Attach the patterned paper strips from Graphic 45 – Bohemian Bazaar Collection to the top of the bag at the front and back and then slip the card through the card holder.

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~Clare

 

Smooth Tag and Core’dinating Gift Bag

August 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

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Supply List:
 
Core’dinations WhiteWash Collection
Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection - Spun Sugar
Core Tags Smooth White 1.62×3.25″
Dust Buddy
Sand-It Gadget
Darice Paper Bag White
May Arts Sheer Ruffle Edge White
May Arts Paper Cord Ribbon Pink
Chevron embossing folder Embossalicious
Big Shot
Paper doily
Marianne Design Butterfly Die
SRM Stickers Sticker Sentiments Wishing You Well
Hole punch
Flower embellishment
Here is how I made this gift bag in a few easy steps!
1.) Emboss cardstock from Whitewash Collection, sand with Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Trim to fit front of gift bag and adhere.
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2.) Punch two holes at top of bag using hole punch. Thread through ribbon and tie bow.
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3.) Adhere paper doily. Die-cut butterfly from Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection Spun Sugar cardstock, adhere to bag.
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4.)  Add sticker sentiment to tag. Attach tag to bag using paper cord. Add flower embellishment to finish.
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Tip: When die cutting intricate dies always add a piece of wax paper between the die and your cardstock, it makes it much easier to remove from the die.

Design by Clare Buswell 

Back to School Teacher Gift Bag

July 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

It’s time to start thinking of back to school and I have a cute, but simple gift bag idea. 

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Supplies:

Core Essentials Cardstock

Tillie Spotted cardstock

Darice White Gift Bag

Darice Lines Thin Embossing Folder

Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge

The Alley Way Stamps Gotta Bug stamp set

Hero Arts Soft Granite ink

Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Tuxedo Black Memento ink

May Arts ribbon

Sand It Gadget

Dust Buddy

How To:

1.  Start with a white gift bag from Darice.  Cut a piece of Tillie Spottedcardstock to 8” x 6”. Sand over the embossed dots with the Sand It Gadget. 

2. Cut a piece of Lime Green cardstock and emboss it with the Darice Lines Thin embossing folder.  Sand over that with the Sand It Gadget

3. Attach both of these pieces to the gift bag. 

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4.  Cut the apple from the Locker Talk Cricut cartridge at 4.”  Attach that to the gift bag with foam squares. 

5. Stamp the mason jar on a piece of whitecardstock with black ink and the cover with gray ink.   Punch a hole in the top, thread ribbon through it, and tie a bow. Core Tip: Make any stamped image your tag. Tags don’t have to be traditional looking, they can be any design you want!

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6.  Glue sequins to the bag for added sparkle

Design by Tracy Gruber

Summer Fun Gift Bag and Tag

July 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

It’s Gail Linder here with you today to share a fun summer project using a variety of Core’dinations Cardstock!

Where I live in Queensland (Australia) we have a very long and hot summer. Needless to say my kids get invited to lots of pool parties over these months! Below I’ve created a fun bag and tag set that is sure to suit the feel (and color scheme) of any pool party!

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Supplies:

Core Essentials Pastel Collection – Reflecting Pool
Core Essentials Brights Collection – Atoll Aqua, Tulip
Graphic 45 Signature Series – Creme Brulee, Gala Gold
Spotted Jillian Dot - Heartfelt
Core Tags - Pastel
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice gift bag

May Arts ribbon
paper crimper
Big Shot
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
My Favorite Things & Simon Says Stamp Dies
Silhouette Cameo
Wave Border Set cut file

To create the look of waves for the front of the bag, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut six wave strips out of light aqua card which I then backed in a darker blue color to make them really stand out.

To add even more texture to the waves, I ran the strips through my paper crimper before adhering them behind. A quick sand to reveal the lighter core and I LOVE the effect! Check our Corrugate It video here on how to do this.

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A few fun embellishments and a colorful banner across the top completed my decorated gift bag front!

Since I have the waves and water, all we needed was some sunshine so I created a tag to go with it, inspired by the sun!

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To create this bright 3-D sun, I simply cut strips from different shades of yellow cardstock to fold over and layer. You can see that I ran some strips through my paper crimper also for even more texture, and also to tie in with the bag!

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