This week at the Inspired by Stamping Blog, the DT members are sharing their favorite Inspired by Stamping stamp set. I know, how is it possible to choose a favorite?!?!? As bearded irises are my favorite flowers, it seems natural to say Beautiful Iris is my favorite stamp set.
For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have a gift bag and tag set:
The beautiful iris image takes center stage on the front of the gift bag. I used the coordinating Beautiful Iris Cut File and shimmery card stock, then stamped and colored with alcohol markers. The two largest dies from Fancy Label Dies 2 create the popped-up mat and some White Fabric Tape decorates the top of the gift bag. You can see the seam binding from the tags peeking out from inside the bag.
To create the gift bag, you will need a piece of patterned paper cut at 9¾ x 6. Along the 9¾ side, score at 3¼, 4¾, 8, and 9½, and along the 6 side, score at 1½. Cut along the bottom score lines up to the 1½ score, and remove the ¼ tab. For the creases in the sides of the bag, score down 4 inches in the center of the two 1½ sections, then score a V from that point to the two bottom score marks. I hope that is clear! Now fold on all score lines and assemble using adhesive along the ¼ flap and bottom tabs. Finished size is 4½ H x 3¼ W x 1½ D. The ribbon for the handles was cut at 6 inches.
For the tags, I used the two largest Fancy Label Dies 2. I first stamped the sentiments, all from Beautiful Iris, then the irises. The seam binding, from the Spring Ribbon Collection, was cut at 10 inches. I think the tags could also be used as book marks.
I am linking my gift bag with tags project to the following challenges:
Score-Pal More Than One Score Challenge #14 - Spring and/or Flowers
Scrapping4fun Challenge #40 - Anything Goes Plus Lace or Ribbon
Spectrum Noir April Challenge - Use a Die-Cut Shape!
I hope you enjoyed my project and give my tutorial for the gift bag a try. The bag itself can also be used for small gifts and/or chocolates.
Please visit the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what favorite stamp set Nupur is sharing along with me today.
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