D ecorated treat bags using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock, Adhesive Sheets, and Shimmer Vellum pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- 2-1/4" x 4-1/2" fromBasic White Cardstock
- 2-1/4" x 2-3/4" from Basic White Cardstock
- 2" x 2-1/2" of desired color from 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum
- 3/4" x 1-3/4" from coordinating color of cardstock
- 5/8" x 1-5/8" from Adhesive Sheets
Pick out the color of Ombre Gift Bag you want to use. Place it on some Grid Paper on your work surface.
Mount the Butterfly Brilliance stamp on Block F. Place the stamp rubber side up on your work surface. Ink up only the small butterfly in the upper left corner of the stamp using the side of the brush tip of the coordinating color of 2020-2023 In Color Stampin' Write Marker. Breathe on the marker to moisten the ink. Stamp the butterfly image at a slight angle in the lower right corner of the ombre bag. Clean the stamp using the Simply Shammy, but leave it on the block.
Fill the bag with treats and set it aside for now.
Mount the "smile" or "friend" sentiment from the Daisy Lane Set on Block B. Ink it up with the coordinating color of Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center, near the bottom of the 2-1/4" x 4-1/2" vertical white strip.
If you are making more than one bag using different colors, then remember to clean the stamp before using a different color of ink.
Pick out the largest, fancy top tag die from the Tailor Made Tags Dies. Put it on top of the stamped sentiment on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the sentiment is centered side to side in the die and the bottom of the sentiment is near the bottom of the die. Run through the machine.
Peel the protective backing off of the Adhesive Sheets strip. Adhere the Adhesive Sheets strip to one side of the small colored cardstock strip. Be sure to leave the other protective backing in place for now.
Pick out the strip of four circles with small circles inside them die from the Tailor Made Tags Dies. Put it on top of the strip of cardstock on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the colored side of the cardstock is facing up. Run through the machine. Use the Take Your Pick and Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip to remove the pieces.
Carefully remove the protective backing from one of the small circle with circle in the center cut outs. Adhere it to the top of the tag cut out so it is centered over the hole in the top of the tag. If desired, carefully remove the protective backing from another one of the small circle with circle in the center cut outs. Adhere it to the top of the tag cut out on the back side so it is centered over the hole in the top of the tag.
Cut a 6" piece of either the gold or silver Simply Elegant Trim.
Fold the trim in half. Stick the loop end of the folded trim through the reinforced hole in the top of the tag. Feed the loose ends of the folded trim through the loop and pull it tight.
Tie a knot in the loose ends of the trim about 1/2" to 3/4" from the top of the tag.
Cut a 15" length of the ribbon of your choice.
Wrap the ribbon around the top of the filled and stamped ombre bag. Tie a half knot, slide one end of the ribbon through the loop in the trim at the top of the tag. Finish tying the knot in the ribbon. Trim the ends of the ribbon and trim.
Place the Butterfly Brilliance stamp on Block F rubber side up on your work surface. Ink up the medium sized butterfly image in the center right side using the coordinating Ink Pad of your choice. Leave the inked up stamp rubber side up on your work surface. Place the 2-1/4" x 2-3/4" white rectangle on top of the inked up stamp so it covers the inked up butterfly image. Fold the Grid Paper over on top of the stamp with cardstock on top and rub firmly all over. Unfold the Grid Paper and remove the stamped white cardstock rectangle.
Place the butterfly stamped white cardstock piece on some Grid Paper on your work surface. Rub a Blending Brush across the open coordinating color of Ink Pad to get it inky. Lightly rub the inky Blending Brush all over the butterfly stamped on the white cardstock piece. Get more ink on the Blending Brush as needed.
Tip: For the Evening Evergreen butterfly, I used the Soft Succulent Ink on the Blending Brush to add color to the butterfly as the Evening Evergreen is really dark.
Tip: I just clean my Blending Brushes when I'm done using them by running them under water until no more color is coming off. Then, I let them air dry. They may be stained, but they are clean enough to use with any color of ink in the future.
Pick out the large, open, interconnected butterflies die from the Brilliant Wings Dies. Place the die on top of the stamped and sponged butterfly image on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so it is centered over the butterfly you want to cut out. Run through the machine.
Put Stampin' Seal only in the center of the back of the butterfly cut out. Adhere it to the center of the tag on the bag at a slight angle.
Pick out the single, matching, detailed, medium sized butterfly die from the Brilliant Wings Dies. Place the die on top of the coordinating rectangle of Shimmer Vellum on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so the shimmery side of the vellum is face up. Run through the machine. Use the Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip and paper-piercing tool on the Take Your Pick to remove the pieces.
Put a thin line of Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen down the center of the body on the back of the shimmer vellum butterfly cut out. Adhere it to the center of the butterfly cut out on the tag. Lightly fold the wings upwards if you wish.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up a diamond shaped silver embellishment from a sheet of Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials or a Gilded Gem making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere it to the center of the detailed shimmer vellum butterfly cut out.