Hi friends! It is Anna-Karin here with you today, with a sweet gift bag tutorial, perfect for spring. I can't believe it is almost April, the first three months of this year just flew past. My project was made with dies by Lori Whitlock.
I made a quick and easy gift bag, which you can customize to fit the occasion or recipient. The Cupcake #2 fits perfectly in front of the Favor Bag, so if you sandwich the bag in between two cupcakes, you get a great Cupcake Gift Bag.
This is what you will get. The die also includes a cute heart, a candle and a flame.
Die cut the top of the Cupcake from Prima's Paintables watercolour paper. I also die cut the base from Brown Paper Leather. I later changed my mind and used white Paper Leather, but the brown looks great too, if you'd rather use that.
Emboss in the Mesh folder. I will use these for another cupcake. If you go with netural, or pink colours for the top of the cupcake, the brown base will look great and the embossing makes it look like it is something that you could actually eat.
Paint the paper and the insides of the mat board with Prima's watercolour paint. The resist pattern on the Paintable paper will now appear.
I also painted the hearts, candle and flames. Sizzix mat board takes watercolour paint very well.
Instead of using the brown Paper Leather base, I used White Paper Leather, embossed in two different folders by Eileen Hull: Polka Dots and Waffle. The pieces had actually already been embossed, when I made a Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas last week, but I hadn't used them.
Glue the base to the mat board cupcake and then glue the top.
I applied 3D Gloss Gel at the top of the cupcakes and sprinkled Turquise Glass Beads and then Splash Micro Beads over it. Leave to dry.
The Favor Bag was die cut from Brown Paper Leather, which looks very much like an ordinary brown bag, but is very durable, so the recipient will be able to display and use the cupcake bag. You need to die cut two pieces.
First adhere the side flaps together.
And then assemble the bag.
For embellishments, I used Lori's great Birthday Pop-up Card set, which includes so many great shapes. The same set was used on my Fairy Tale Pop-Up Card. Die crowns and stars were die cut from silver Deco Sheet and the banners from white paper. Use this sandwich: Magnetic Platform, Cutting Pad, paper, die facing down, second Cutting Pad.
Glue the cupcakes to the bag.
Glue the candle to the back of the one cupcake and glue the other embellishments.
I also added a piece of lace at the bottom, and a small Tim Holtz Mirrored Heart.
The resist pattern of the Paintable papers gives a great look to the cupcake. You can get a similar effect by clear embossing stamps on watercolour paper.
I also like the added bling and texture of the beads and the glittery die cuts.
Any of the two sides can be the front of the Cupcake Bag. Use different sentiments for different occasions.
I just love the random look of watercolours. Drop in darker colours to get a different effect.
Here you can read 'these moments are so special'. I made sure to die cut sections of the paper which I particularly liked.
I hope you enjoyed this project and thank you so much for watching!
- Prima Marketing Vintage Emporium Paintables 6 x 6 pad
- Prima Classics Watercolors
- Prima 3D Gloss Gel, Turquise Glass Beads Splash Micro Beads
- Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
- Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Simple Sayings
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Deco Sheets, Mirrored Hearts, Lace Trimmings