Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group’s 2023 Blog Hop! We are excited to share projects with you again for the third year. This year we are shaking things up and bringing you all new monthly themes to inspire your next project!
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This month’s theme is ribbon!!!
I'm so glad that you have joined me today. My name is Jo Anne Hewins. I'm from NC. I've been part of the Luv 2 Stamp group for around 12 1/2 years. I'm going to be bringing a little bit of Christmas in July for my project. I made this Christmas bag for a Luv 2 Stamp group activity back in May. I love how it turned out and, quite frankly, I just don't think I can wait much longer to share it with everyone else! It uses the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon from the Duo Ribbon Pack, a part of the Zoo Crew Suite Collection pictured on pages 46-47 of the annual catalog.
This bag style can be found on Pinterest. It's made from two 6 x 6 pieces of designer paper. I chose to use the Dotted Granny Apple Green from the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack. Begin with 2 matching sheets of this paper. This paper has no directionality so it won't matter how you begin to score. Place your paper along the top of the Simply Scored and score at 3/4. Turn your paper and score the other 3 sides at 1 1/2. Do this for both of your papers.
This picture is from an older post and shows how your papers should be folded and trimmed. Fold down the 3/4 inch side. One piece has the bottom two corners removed. The other has simply trimmed on the score lines.
Add a piece of cardboard from a pack of designer paper cut 1 3/8 x 2 7/8 to the bottom of the piece that has the missing corners.
For a more detailed reference my post from January 15th here. You might also access my video from that post that shows how to make the bag here. I don't think I need to reinvent the wheel. Thanks for your understanding! The post and video are actually from an earlier Luv 2 Stamp Blog Hop in January.
For the front of the bag, use the Zoo Crew 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. For the deer, color the flower with a Light Real Red blend for the petals and a Dark Daffodil Delight blend for the center. The antlers are colored with the Light Crumb Cake blend. Cut the deer out with your Paper Snips. She's going to need a Christmas necklace so color some of the Basic Rhinestones with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Blend. Add her toward the top of the bag with dimensionals. You might need to trim them for the legs.
The saying is from the Ringed with Nature stamp set. Stamp in Real Red on a Basic White scrap and trim the words closely. Add the words with dimensionals as well.
The tree dies are part of the Zany Zoo dies. Cut 3 large trees in Garden Green and 2 small ones in Lemon Lime. Glue these to the bag. Color more Basic Rhinestones for the tree tops.
I think the bag front will adapt nicely to a card front. These would make some super cute Christmas cards! So I have one for you!
This card is very close to the card. I used a piece of the same Brights 6 x 6 designr paper cut to 1 3/4 x 5 1/2. I added a 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch strip of Zany Zoo Designer Series Paper sticking out of the top. Tie around the Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and into a knot. The saying is from the Brightest Glow stamp set. Stamp on Basic White scrap in Real Red ink. Fussy cut around it and add with dimensionals.
Cut 5 small Lemon Lime trees and 6 of the larger Garden Green trees. Add these across the card just above the designer paper and add a couple trees to the lower right.
Cut out the reindeer and add to the card with mini dimensionals.
Color the Basic Rhinestone Jewels with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Blend. Let them dry. Add to the tree tops.
So here is a picture of the gift bag and card together.
I think they are so cute together!
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope this little bit of Christmas has inspired you! I hope you'll continue on our hop today featuring Stampin' Up!'s beautiful ribbon. You'll be glad you did!
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