Polka Dot Tag a Bag

Polka Dot Bag

I sat down at my craft table to create a project with our Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags and I saw a flower sitting on my desk that I made months ago. I tried using it to create a card many times but it just never worked for me but I think it looks pretty cute, front and center on my bag.  The bag is big enough that lots of different treats would fit inside.  This is a very quick project to make and who wouldn’t enjoy a little surprise like this to start off their day?

As I mentioned, I used the Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags (#135503).  These are currently on the Retired List as I write this and they are discounted.  The bags are 5″ x 8-1/4″ and come 10 to a package.  Normally they are $3.95 but they are 50% off and just $1.98!  The Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bags (#131370) are also on the retiring list and they are discounted 40%.  I will post both in my product list but please note that the sales price is not reflected on this list.

Are you wondering how I made the flower?  I used the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch and did some folding!  I will either make a picture tutorial or a video in the next few days and show you how I did it!

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the flower to the doily and tucked the sentiment behind. I went back and forth about whether to attach the doily to the bag but in the end I decided not to and used a clothespin to keep the bag closed.

All accessories on the retired list (which includes the bags in this project) are while supplies last.  All stamp sets will be available until May 26th!  Here’s the updated lists!

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One More Dahlia Card

Blackberry Bliss Dahlia

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I had so many nice comments last week when I showed my Dahlia card during the Glitter Queens blog hop that I decided to make one more.  They are actually quite addictive so I can guarantee that you’ll see more in the near future.

I used another sheet from the Painted Blooms DSP pack.  One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper is that you’ll always know what colors coordinate with it.  In the catalog, below the description, it lists all the color that will work beautifully.  The colors can also be found on the back of the paper pack.  I use this as a reference, all the time. In this particular pack it states that Daffodil Delight is one of the coordinating colors.  I did try that for my card base but I wasn’t happy with it so instead opted to use Crushed Curry.  I think both colors would work just fine though.

My cute sentiment cannot be purchased as it came in my Paper Pumpkin kit this month.  I love getting new sentiments in my kit each month!

If you’d like to try your hand at making one of these flowers, I made a  picture tutorial in a previous post that you can access here!  If you make one, please feel free to email me with your creation.  I would love that!

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Glitter Queens Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Glitter Queens Blog Hop!  We are so glad you are joining us!

Today I have a card using the Dahlia Fold Technique.  When I love paper, such as the sheets in the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper Pack, I am always itching to make flowers with the Dahlia Fold.


dahlia side view

Here’s a picture tutorial showing you how to assemble the flower.  Once you make each fold, use your bone folder.  It will be much easier to put your flower together if you have nice creases.

Step 1:  Punch eight circles of DSP using your 1-3/4″ Circle punch and one circle of cardstock with the 2-1/2 inch punch for the base (use a color that matches your paper).   You can use smaller circles but for me, if they are any smaller, I have difficulties folding.

Step 2:  Fold each DSP circle into fourths.  I am using cardstock so you can see this step easier but this would be the printed paper you are using.

dahlia fold 1

Step 3:  I drew lines on the paper so you can see exactly how I folded the paper.

dahlia fold 2

Step 4:  Turn your paper OVER and bring the entire piece to your center line.  It may be hard to understand this but once you are actually doing it, it will be clear.

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Step 5:  Do the same thing to the opposite side.  This is what it will look like when finished.  You’ve just made your first petal!  Do the same thing 7 more times.  When you assemble your flower, all of the pieces will be glued right next to each other.

dahlia fold 4

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Step 6:  Once you have all of your pieces made, mark the center on your 2-1/2 inch circle with a pencil (I folded my paper into fourths so I could easily see where the center was). I used Tombow multipurpose liquid glue on my circle.  I like the option of being able to move my petals around to exactly the right spot which you can do with this glue as opposed to Snail or Sticky Strip.  Put each petal point on the pencil mark you made in the center and butt each petal right up to the next one.

To finish the flower off, I used glue dots to adhere a Pacific Point button in the middle of my flower.  Then, using glue dots again, I attached one of the Something Borrowed Embellishments (found in the Occasions Catalog) to the button.  I used both the button and embellishment because I felt that it needed a pop of color in the middle.  My sentiment comes from the set Cheerful Critters, which is also in the Occasions catalog.  You’ll find a list of all the products I used at the end of the post.

If you haven’t tried this paper folding technique before, I hope you feel inspired to give it a try!  See you tomorrow!  I just might have some Blog candy for the last day of the blog hop!

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Here’s the list of Glitter Queens participating in the blog hop!

1.  Dawn Griffith

2.  Jennifer Kay

3.  Dee Slater

4.  Sue Novick

5.  Tracy Bradley  You are Here!

6. Kris Miller

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Joy Fold Card

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Happy Monday!  I hope you had a nice weekend and that your day has started well!

Today I have a Joy Fold card using lots of new products! You can see how the card opens up in my picture below.  I really love the watercolor effect so I think that’s why this stamp set appeals to me so much.  It’s called Painted Petals and I’ve matched it up with the Painted Blooms DSP.  The base of my card is Wild Wasabi and the insert uses my favorite In Color, Blackberry Bliss.  To hold the card closed, I used one of our beautiful shiny Something Borrowed Embellishments.  If you love bling, you’ll really like these!

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