The prize for the 2S4Y Card of the Week is awesome...a set of 20 clear blank card bases (10 clear and 10 frosted)! I hope you give the sketch a try since there will also be a sampler pack of these card bases for the Top 5 cards as well! Good luck!
Here's the project I created using Laura's sketch. I actually cut the frosted card base in half and used them for the front and back panels on this gift bag:
Fleur De Lis Gift Bag
Patterned paper: Collage Press
Paper Lace: KI Memories
Frosted card base: ShortCuts
Chipboard: Creative Imaginations
Jumbo metal name plates: Basic Grey
Brads: Creative Impressions
Border punch: Martha Stewart
Metallic marker: Krylon Gold Leafing pen
(I call it this because the bottom of the bag is a box. :-D)
- One 4 ½” x 6” piece of black cardstock
- Two 3 ½” x 5 ½” pieces of patterned paper
- Two 4” x 5 ½” pieces – clear panels (note: I used one of the frosted card blanks and cut it in half for this)
- One 3 ½” x 4 ½” piece of paper lace
- Two jumbo bookplates (I used the ones from Basic Grey that are shaped like half-circles).
- Four brads
- One 2” x 11” piece of burgundy cardstock
- One 2” x 3 ½: piece of burgundy cardstock
- Four 1” x 8” pieces of burgundy cardstock
- Teresa Collins bracket cover (to be used as a template)
- Chipboard embellishment
- Gold leafing pen
- Crop-a-dile or hole puncher
- Border punch
- Scoring tool
- Gold acrylic paint
- Adhesive – I used tape adhesive, but red tape is just as good.
- Scoring tool (I used my Scor-Pal, but a ruler and bone folder can be used as well)
1. Take the 4 ½” x 6” piece of cardstock, and along the short side, score at the 1” and 3 ½” marks. Turn the paper onto its long side and score along the 1” and 5” marks. The paper should look like the following:
2. Turn the cardstock and score from the corner of the inside score lines to the corner of the paper. The score lines you create should look like this:
3. Fold along all four score lines on each side so that they come towards the middle of the cardstock. Now, push the score line from each of the corners towards the long sides of the newly forming box. Your paper should now look like this:
4. Adhere all of the folded corner pieces to the side of the box. It should now look like this:
5. Take one 4” x 5 ½” piece of the clear card blank. Adhere it to the long side of the box creating the front of the box. Take the second piece of clear card blank and adhere this piece to the back of the box. It should now look like this:
6. Take the 3 ½” x 4 ½” piece of paper lace and adhere it to the front piece of clear card blank. Score the patterned papers along the short side at ½” and 3”. Fold down along these score lines. Adhere these patterned papers to the front and back clear blank panels and as well as to the box on the bottom to create a tall bag. It should look like this from the front:
and like this, standing up:
7. Take the 2” x 11” piece of cardstock and punch a scallop border using a border punch. Do the same with the 2” x 3 ½” piece of cardstock. These will be pieced together to make a border along the bottom of the bag.
Adhere the punched cardstock to the bottom of the bag. It should now look like this from the front:
and like this from the back:
8. Take the four 1” x 8” pieces, and using the Teresa Collins bracket cover as a template, trace the long edge onto each of the cardstock pieces like this:
cut them out to look like this:
9. Using the gold leafing pen, draw a border along the edges of two of these bracket shaped cardstock pieces. Center the middle of the cardstock to the front of the bag and adhere it to the top of the bag. Do the same with another gold-edged piece of bracket shaped cardstock and adhere it to the back of the bag. Adhere the two other bracket shaped pieces to the inside of the bag to create a sturdy and finished edge for the bag. It should now look like this:
10. Use the gold leafing pen to colorize the the metal jumbo nameplates.
11. Using the nameplates as a guide, mark the holes for the brads onto the front and back of the bag. Punch holes using a Crop-a-dile (this is a better tool to use because of all of the layers of cardstock and clear card blank panels through which you will punching). Punch each side individually (the two holes on the front panel punched first and then the back holes). Attach the nameplates to the front and back panels of the bag. It should look like this:
12. Embellish with a gold-painted chipboard embellishment as shown, and fill with treats…you’re
Just a reminder... make sure you visit this post and leave a comment with a link to your favorite card to have your name entered into the drawing for my 20K Celebration RAK! See the post for a photo of what's going to be given away! :)
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