I spent the week-end making this cute bag and card for my Nephew and Niece’s wedding this weekend. I had so much fun creating it. My sister said her main wedding color is purple. I not sure exactly which purple but I think Elegant Eggplant sounded somewhat like the purple she described so that is what I used. It turned out beautiful anyway. This is using the pattern made by Andrea Walford. If you were to make a $50 purchase from me, I would share this tutorial with you. I have had so much fun using her pattern to create a lot of purses and cards for my sisters for their upcoming birthdays. I will share those with you another day. It was the purfect thing to use for a gift bag for my wedding gift to them also.
This project used a variety of items. It is so much fun to have a variety of tools and items when trying to put a project together. The bag was made from Elegant Eggplant DSP from the Regal Paper Pack. I used the new Wisteria Wonder CS for the flower sponged with Elegant Eggplant ink. I then spritzed the flower with Shimmer Mist. In fact, I used a lot of shimmer mist on this flower and while the photo doesn’t show it, it is so sparkly and pretty. I used three sets of leaves made with the Little leaves Sizzlit Die (#114511). I used a large rhinestone in the center from the retired pretties kit, but you could use any brad and stick a rhinestone from the jewels on top and it would have the same effect. I used Pear Pizzaz Seam binding ribbon around the bottom of this bag and Pear Pizzaz CS for the handles and the leaves. The leaves were sponged with the new Lucky Limeade.
Then for the tag I took my brand new stamp from the stampset “Occasions Alphabet” (123598). I actually got this set free from Stampin’ Up for sales I did a few months back during Sale-a-brations. How cool is that? This was the perfect occassion to use this stamp.
The card also has this same cute flower on it. It was made the same way. To make these flowers, use your scallop punch and punch out 6 circles. Sponge the edges for additional color, then spray both sides with water and scrunch them up really tight. Then open them up, stack together, put a brad through the center, and then pull the scallops up around the brad. These are so easy to make and so cute. For the card I used the leaf on my bird punch as it was smaller but you could use the die if you wanted.
I used the Vintage wallpaper embossing folder (#120175) to make my base card. It is sponged with White craft ink which really made the pattern stand out. I used the En Francais background stamp (#109521) on Whisper White background to create a focal point on this card. I used the scallop Border Punch (#119882) with both Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White to border it. I used some retired 1/4″ Eggplant ribbon. I tied on one of those cute little tags made with the Jewelry Tag Punch (#117190) and the Tiny Tags (#118592) stamp set. I am so pleased with how it turned out. Hope she likes it as much as I do.
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