Thursday, June 27, 2013

Embossed Glassine Treat Bags With The Crop Stop

This is my final project as June guest designer for The Crop Stop.  It has been a great month of inspiration.  They sent me some fun items to try out and incorporate into my projects.

I have a large stash of Glassine bags lying around because you can order them in bulk at a good price and they are really convenient for gift ideas and craft projects.  My friend Robbie Herring gave me a fantastic idea and told me I should try embossing the bags to see what they look like.  Have to say that this was a great suggestion seeing how The Crop Stop sent me 3 fabulous embossing folders from Couture Creations.
I decided to use Little Yellow Bicycle's brand new Vintage Summer collection and Couture Creation's Nuevo embossing folder to create this fun, summery treat bag.      Little Yellow Bicycle's bright collection, looks fabulous with the bag full of M & Ms, and the chambrays and cherry reds are such a sweet reminder of summer.
If you look closely, you can see how the three different embossing folders look on the glassine bags.  It's so easy to run them through the machine.  I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur with a little bit of tweaking the cutting plates to get this effect and it was so fast.  Probably could make a ton of them in just a few minutes.
I also used some of my Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities die cuts to make the top of the treat bag.  I chose two patterned papers from the Vintage Summer collection, including the one with the beautiful song birds and then cut them at two different sizes so they would overlap nicely and create a pretty border.
For the tag, I used the Couture Creations large doily die cut.  Then I added a Vintage Summer journal card with the Candi Fix foam pads for spacing and dimension.  Next, I added one of the Vintage Summer Fabric Favorites flowers and a chipboard tag for the center of the cluster.
I also got out the Flower Soft products and mixed together both the white and the blue that was sent to me and glued it to the center of the Fabric Favorites flower.  It has just the right amount of fluff that easily stays put and creates a wonderful dimension and shine to the cluster.  Did I mention that this stuff is way better than glitter - you don't have to wear it around after you use it.   Finally, I added two stick pins to dress it up a bit more.

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Anonymous said...

You have given so many great tips on just this one project...embossing on the bags, using journaling cards for the cover! I have to remember to try different ways to use things myself. Cute project!

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