Welcome to the big finale hop with Whisker Graphics!! I have had so much fun this week creating with bags and tags and twine, I think my mind is going to explode with all the ideas!
If you are just joining up, please feel free to hop on over to the Stampendous blog post for details about our hop. There are prizes and you'll want to know what that's all about, but the short of it is you comment on the blog posts that are on the hop lists each day and that is your eligibility to win the prize package. Details? Stampendous blog posts.
Here is our hop list for today:
|7. Laura Drahozal|
|2. Pam Bray||8. Louise Healy|
|3. Janelle Stollfus - you're here!||9. Wendy Price|
|4. Jamie Martin||10. Tenia Nelson|
|5. Kristine Reynolds||11. Whisker Graphics Blog|
|6. Lea Fritts|
Now for my project. I've been playing with all these fun supplies and I loved the idea of a window in my treat bag, but in reality I wasn't going to do it unless I could make it more production line style so I borrowed from the woodworking hobby and made a papercrafter's jig for a window bag! Here's the idea.
|Trim a piece of cardstock to fit snug inside of the bag |
and mark at the front top of the bag. Remove the cardstock.
|Put a piece of tape on the back of the die cut and position it |
where you want the die to cut a window in the bag.
|Place the cardstock over the die and align the marks |
with the front top of the bag. Press so the tape
will stick to the cardstock.
|It will look like this on the back. Take away the bag|
and run the cardstock through your die cutting machine.
|Remove the die cut shape and save for another project or|
|Tape the die on all sides so it will be secure. |
This is your new bag window jig and the following steps can
be repeated for as many window bags as needed.
|Slide your jig into the paper bag and run |
through the die cutting machine.
|Remove the die cut shape and you have a |
window that needs a clear cover.
Go back a step and repeat with more bags!
|These bags are food safe, but at this point I've used some |
supplies that probably aren't approved, so create a clear window
with whatever thin plastic you have like a zip closure bag
and some double sided tape.
|Create a frame with two dies taped together from |
the back (non-cutting side) and cut out cardstock
to be glued onto the bag. Repeat until you have
enough for your window bags.
|Glue the frame on, add a little fun stamped image and |
some twine, then it's time to fill the bitty bag!
|Oh yes, a pom-pom decoration, too.|
There are a lot of tutorials on how to make twine pom-poms, I used the photo here and used 40 - 50 wraps of twine, but find a tutorial you like and do them while watching a tv game or while sitting at your kids soccer practice. (Tip: no matter how many wraps of twine I used there was a gap where the twine is tied around the 40+ wraps sooooo, I put glue in the gap and pressed the twine together. No more gap!)
|Slide a paper clip onto one of the tails of the pom-pom and |
tie a bow, then it's ready to seal your treat bag.
Thanks for sticking with me! Have a great weekend.
Stamps: Bouquet For You (Stampendous)
Whisker Graphics: Novelty Little Bitty Bag, Divine Twine Diva Crushed Lavender Stripe
Paper: Mixed Media White (Stampendous)
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko), Copic Markers in YG21, YG23, YG25, BV04, BV31, BV34)
Accessories: DCP1005 Fitted Frames B Die Set (Stampendous), plastic food bags, curling ribbon, candy, paper clip, scissors
More of my projects for the hop were the Pop Up Kittie bag and Big Dots card.
Kitty Bitty bag uses Whisker Graphics Little Bitty Bag Metallics Honeycomb and Divine Twine Diva Crushed Lavender Solid, Stampendous Cling Pop Up Kitties and matching dies, Birthday Assortment PCS set, Fitted Frames A Die Set and Pop'cessories Die Set for the bobbler die. Copic markers to color the kitty and base color of fitted frame. sentiment is stamped from Kaleidocolor Fresh Greens ink pad.
Big Dots card - Whisker Graphics Divine Twine Diva Crushed Lavender Solid, Stampendous Fitted Frames B Die Set, Big Dots Stencil, DWDGP Gold Embossing Paste and SSC1221 Bouquet For You