One of the November Creative Crew challenges was to create a project using the Pretty Packages line in the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog or any of the kits or packages in the Holiday Catalog. I chose to use the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit in the Holiday Catalog, which includes materials to decorate a table for ten guests. Now, I love this kit, but my family is very informal at Thanksgiving. We rarely use place cards, nevermind table tents, napkin holders and centerpieces. I knew I had to come up with other ideas for this kit, so I created a gift bag and coordinating Thanksgiving card. I'm going to share a tutorial for the gift bag today, and the card tutorial is in the following post.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit, Antique Brads, Scallop Edge Border punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, Simply Scored Tool, paper piercer, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
I made this gift bag with the following kit components: one napkin holder, one belly band, two die-cut leaves, 16" of Chocolate Chip paper ribbon and half of one piece of linen thread. I added two Antique Brads, Chocolate Chip ink, adhesive and a few tools. Here is a step-by-step tutorial with photos (click on any of the photos to view a larger image):
- Score 1/4" in from the outside edge of each of the side flaps.
- Cut 1/4" off the end of the long flap.
- Score the long flap 3" from the pre-made score line.
coordinating card.) Cut the scalloped piece into two 5" pieces (about 13 scallops).
Step 10: Apply Sticky Strip on the patterned side of the scalloped pieces. Adhere them inside the bag along two long sides.
coordinating card, and cut the other piece in half again. Holding the two short pieces together, tie a bow around the leaf stems.
Your gift bag is done! I'm going to fill my gift bag with hot apple cider herbal tea (from The Republic of Tea), maple candy and foil-wrapped chocolate leaves for a fun fall-themed Thanksgiving present.
Check out the tutorial for the coordinating card in the next post. You can find more fun projects using Stampin' Up! kits in the November Creative Crew gallery on SCS. Thanks for stopping by!