Friday 11 November 2016

Step away from the cards!

In the run up to Christmas, some of the challenges at DCM will be to "step away from the cards" and make other things (which can be Christmas-themed or not - it's up to you).

Our first non-card challenge is to make or decorate a gift bag or box.

I made a bag-a-lope using an A4 manilla envelope. This is a useful "how to" if you fancy having a go - Bag-a-Lope Tutorial. Measurement-wise I just trimmed an arbitrary "looks right" amount off the top and scored at 5cm.

It's another one that looks better in real life I'm afraid but I'm sure you get the idea! The snowflakes are glittery and the hanging bauble is silver mirri card which is difficult to photograph. The snowflake is embossed into the bauble with the die rather than cut out of a separate piece and stuck on.

A4 manilla envelope
White cardstock
Fancy Lattice die (Shapeabilities by Spellbinder)
Sizzlets die by Sizzix (Serenity set, retired) 
Snowflake die (Waltzingmouse Stamps, retired)
Sheer ribbon
Silver thread
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen said...

This is really pretty and such a good idea Joanne x

Dawn said...

Beautiful and the snowflakes and embellishments look great against the Kraft. X

Shabneez said...

Love this - looks so pretty. Beautifully designed Joanne. Shabneez xxx

Kathy said...

Such a simple idea and just so effective.

Miri said...

Your gift bag looks very festive! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Great idea.