Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #671. This week we are casing the annual catalog on page 28.
My CASE (Copy and Share Everything) is pretty close to the one in the catalog. I did change a few things. I do love this sample just as it is.
I used the Fresh Freesia Ombre Gift Bag just as in the sample. They used the Checks embossing folder. I chose to use the Dots Embossing Folder. They are actually from the same group, the Checks/Dots Embossing Folders. These are smaller folders and can be used in the smaller Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. The way I used the folder you will need the larger Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. You'll have to emboss the bag in two pass throughs. Put the SU name to the front. Put the folder sideways starting at the bottom. When you run the folder through, the fold of the folder will be on the side. Be very careful. You do not want to get this side caught on the side of the machine. It will ruin the folder. There is enough room so that this does not need to be a problem. Move the folder up to emboss the rest of the bag. Pay attention to the dots to line it all up properly. Run through the second time.
The patterned paper is from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper. Cut it to 3 x 4 3/4.
The next layer is Vellum Card Stock. Cut to 2 1/2 x 4 3/4. Use the largest rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Pull the Vellum through the die with the Vellum on top of the die. Pull through so that the other end of the vellum is under the die. You only want to cut this end to add the stitching and scallops. Place on the machine so that this end goes in first. You only need to cut over the end and then back out of the machine.
The Pansy Petals paper has two designs that are flowers (large and small) and leaves (2 shapes and several colors). These flowers and leaves can be cut out using the Pansy dies. I cut all of these out and just keep them in an envelope to use whenever I need them. It's pretty handy. I created a design of flowers for the Vellum piece in the center. Add all of the flowers and leaves with dimensionals.
Stamp the saying at the bottom of the Vellum piece. The saying is from the Pansy Patch stamp set. I stamped in Evening Evergreen. To make sure that I got a good image, I lined everything up on my Stamparatus. I was able to stamp more than once and make a dark image. Put dimensionals on the back of the Vellum behind the flowers. This will give the Vellum a little lift at the bottom.
Tie some of the Evening Evergreen Open Weave In Color Ribbon around the layer and tie a bow. It helps me to put a glue dot under the first tie and then continue tying the bow. Be careful that you will be able to adhere the layer to the bag without bowing from the ribbon.
That's all there is. What will you put inside this beautiful bag?
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