Saturday, August 27, 2016

Festive card and treat pouch

Do you know how many stamps or stamp sets you own? I certainly don't. I know it's in the hundreds, but I've never tried to count them. But sometimes, even with all those stamps, it's fun to use just paper (and a few embellishments) to create a card. That's exactly what I did for my cousin's fifth birthday party a few weeks ago.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Fiesta Forever card stock stack (DCWV)
Accessories: Metallic foil doilies, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits dies, Go Green sequins assortment (Craft Medley), metallic glitter tape, mini silver brads, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

To make this card and pouch I used parts of four different pieces of card stock from the Fiesta Forever card stock stack.
1) I cut the treat bag from a piece that was printed with all different numbers -- the treat inside is a chocolate number five, so I thought that print was perfect.
2) The banner letters on the card and the "happy day" piece were from a sheet with different elements designed to be cut out and used as accents and embellishments. The pieces have a glossy coating, which gives the focal images a little more "oomph." On the card I attached the pennants together with mini silver brads, and for an extra touch on the pouch I matted the "happy day" piece on a silver doily before attaching it to the treat pouch with Dimensionals.
3) The card base was made from a third sheet; it's hard to tell in this photo, but there is a very faint pattern on the card stock, so there is some visual interest to the background. It also coordinates with the background on the pouch. The card is an odd size; I don't have the measurements anymore, but I sized the card so it would fit inside the treat pouch. Unfortunately, with the treat inside, it was a little too tight for the card.
4) The two die-cut bows are from a leftover scrap from a fourth sheet.

The glitter tape was a bit of a necessity; the card stock on the bottom of the pouch was beginning to split just a tiny bit, so I thought the glitter tape would be a festive way to keep everything together. I also placed a strip along the bottom of the card to further unify the card and pouch. Finally I added three green sequins to the front of the treat pouch and the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Oh! This is sooo cute! I just know your cousin will love it! I love all the colours, and they all go together so well! Just looing at it makes me feel "brighter"!
    Well done Andrea!
    Sunshine, New Zealand