I cut tag shapes (with the scan n cut) from scraps of card and tried to use up embellishments as part of a ‘Use What You Have’ drive. This was so successful that I have batched and bagged sets to give away.
This premium vinyl is much better than the economy version I have used before and I am surprised how well it melds into the canvas fabric. Let us see how the boat flag survives its outdoor life.
The other projects created from this crafty session with the trusty scan n cut (the whale is a standard supplied svg) will remain a Christmas surprise for the lucky few!
Ready for Easter or biscuits or to present home made goodies when filled with crumpled tissue paper. I used red liner tape to fix the two top ‘holding strips’ to the sides and the handle to the basket but it won’t be weight bearing. I also added a little felt tag tied to the handle as I have a pile of them to use up somehow …
I guess you could devised your own pattern and hand cut – pieces shown below – but I am grateful to find the file ready to use. For this version I used some Kanban light card which has a two tone pattern on one side and is plain on the other.
You tube easy gift bag how to need a gift bag but no time to fuss?
just fold a rectangle of paper as below … or watch the video
place the paper face down and landscape (long sides north and south)
fold a small border on the west edge of the paper, just wide enough to later run some tape or glue along, then fold the remaining width of paper in half and in half again to create four equal panels. With the paper still folded in four, crease up from the south a panel that will form the base of the bag. An optional last step is to open out the sheet then fold down a little collar along the top this is only needed if your paper is flimsy and you want to strengthen it a bit
cut – cut out the little rectangle at the south of the border fold then cut up the three bottom creases just as far as the first width crease – if you are being smart you can cut either side of the creases to make final assembly even easier
stick – if you have a collar stick it down
then fold the little border over so a little bit of the pretty side of the paper is facing you, run tape or glue down the border and then fold the eastern side of your sheet over and on to the sticky border. once the glue is set wobble the paper to form a floppy box, crease each of the panel folds to encourage the paper to set in the final shape
now fold each of the bottom panels up, you may need to crease them with your fingers to set the folds in the right direction, add some tape or glue on the plain side of the last two bottom pieces. You may need to put your hand inside the bag/box to ‘set’ the adhesive.
close and decorate with paper clips, pegs, stickers, brads, staples or ribbon threaded through punch holes
A treat box or table gift ready to hand out which uses up some mini mint sachets…
It is basically a sandwich of matching shapes for front and back with a strip of scored card around the diameter to hold the contents inside.
For this one I cut a 3 inch pumpkin on the scan and cut, put acetate behind the apertures and fixed front to back with an improvised strip of card cut and scored as shown. To decorate I coloured, with a marker, the eye hole negatives put them back in place and then stuck on googly eyes and the little tendril to finish it off.
Now to make cars with windows, boats and other animals from the scan and cut. Easy project, good fun.
i have already used the craftwork cards antiqued set and accessories quite a bit but these are very generous kits
two use tags from the kit and one layered die cuts . I die cut the sentiment twice to make a drop shadow
tip for next time, octagons don’t tessellate or mosaic togetherlike hexagons would, but here studding with the Candi worked out fine
ten simple cards done in one afternoon but there are still 21 untouched pages of paper in the kit. So much paper left to play with.
on my scan n cut, I cut gold decor laminate vinyl bought from French diy store in mistral font and dry embossed around it to give the card base texture. This very thin vinyl needs only 2 blade depth and -2 pressure.
Unseen is a dry embossed frame inside. Couldn’t resist embellishing with a few hearts on the front, inside and both sides of the envelope…