Welcome to the final 2013 Artisan Wednesday WOW Blog Hop. Words cannot begin to express how wonderful this past year as been. Not because of the awesome boxes of product we received each month...that was really great...but wonderful because of the everlasting bonds of friendship that were formed over the past twelve months. Stamping supplies are easy to come by, but true friendships are not. It has been such an honor to work with these incredibly talented young ladies and I will cherish our memories forever.
Now on to today's project. These were featured last Friday over on the Stampin' Up! Facebook page, so I already know how great they are! When we post them on our blogs we are able to give you more information about how they were made along with a few tips & tricks.
Typical DSP is a little stiff and has a lot of body, but the new Typeset DSP is a little more lightweight, which makes it perfect for making cute little gift bags. (The new Gold Soiree DSP works great too!) Honestly, if you can wrap a package, you can make this bag. All you need to do is fold over the top edge and then wrap the DSP around a small box (just like you are wrapping a gift), but you only fold in one end. There's nothing difficult about it except deciding which piece of DSP you use. I used the box that the Alphabet Rotary Stamp came it...it is the perfect size. Just be sure to hide your unsightly adhesive. I used a combination of Sticky Strip for the side and Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive for the bottom. Make sure you sponge the edges with ink (optional) before you slip it off the box form. I added a piece of cardstock to the inside bottom of the bag to give it a little more stability.
Next, it is just a matter of decorating your beautiful bag.I stamped the greeting from the Hi There stamp set with Lost Lagoon ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and used snips to give the end a banner cut. I also created two more banners the same way with Silver Glimmer Paper and Lost Lagoon cardstock. The flower is made with a combination of the Pansy and the Petite Petal flower punches.
That's all for today folks. Now head on over to see what my very talented friend, Erica Cerwin, and the rest of the design team have in store for you this week.
I am not one who easily sheds a tear, but I have had to stop more than once while writing this blog post to find a tissue to dry my eyes. It reminds of the a quote you probably all know...
We hope you all have enjoyed joining us on our weekly ADT blog hops. We sure have had fun sharing our creativity with you! We've had a little something in the works for awhile, and we are excited to announce that we are going to continue to create together and share with you during our monthly Fancy Friday blog hop! Join us all the last Friday of each month, starting August 29th, for “Fancy Friday” as we are sure to continue to WOW you with some clever ideas you're sure to love! So be sure to check back August 29th!
Just one more thing...I will be working with Mercedes and Alanna to bring you this...