This is the first side of the bag. I started with Whisper White card stock cut at 6" x 12". I ran it through my big shot using the XL Bigz die Fancy Favor. This actually cut out the bag shape and scored the lines where I would need to bend them to put it together. To secure it, I knew I would need a strong adhesive so I used my sticky strip. Now because I knew I wanted to decorate the sides prior to assembling the bag, I put the sticky strip on where it would be needed but did not peel off the top red layer of it. That way it would be ready when I needed it to be and not stick to anything while I worked on it.
As you can clearly see, my sister works for Arizona State University. The school colors are maroon and gold so I chose to use Bravo Burgundy and Daffodil Delight as my colors of card stock. My Cricut machine came in very handy to use for making the letters. I used a cartridge for the machine called Plantin Schoolhouse. It is an alphabet cartridge which actually came with my machine when I got it. As you can see, I cut out sets of letters in both of the colors so I could alternate them on my cards. I adhered the letters down using a liquid glue.
Next I pulled out a retired stamp set called Go, Graduate. I used the cap stamp from it and stamped one with Bravo Burgundy ink and the other with Daffodil Delight ink. Now I could have stamped these all over the side and then adhered the letters but I wanted a simple clean look. I also could have added glitter but I did not really have time to today.
Here is the other side of the box. I basically stuck to the same theme. I began by using the same Cricut cartridge and cutting out numbers in both Bravo Burgundy and Daffodil Delight so I could also alternate them on here. They are adhered with liquid glue. Again I used the same stamp to add my decoration. Once the letters and numbers had been adhered and had a chance to dry, and the stamping was all done, I assembled my bag together and it was ready to go.
While I did not get a photo on the gift I will tell you we finished the bags off by placing a half sheet of tissue paper in each and then placed the gift which was a really cool key chain. Hopefully, her students will love the key chains and take time to look at the bag. All in all, I kept the task simple for myself so I knew I could finish it in time for her to get them. I had a lot of fun making these.
Now I have a secret project to work on for someone special. I cannot share any details about it yet since the someone has not received it. However, I do promise to share it with you as soon as I can. I think you will appreciate it when you see it (at least I hope you will.
Thanks for stopping by today and please come back tomorrow. See you all then!