A slightly different take on the bag-a-lope……
I have been making these for my lovely hostesses over the past month. Instead of using a normal and SU! envelope (these came in Very Vanilla and Whisper White and you can decorate them by stamping on them) I have been making my own envelopes out of Stampin’ Up!’s Double Sided Papers using the fablulous 5 in 1 card cover template. Just trace around the large envelope and slice off the round flap (you don’t need that bit). Score a fold line 1 and a half cm in from each long side and 2cm up from the base of the bag. I use my Bone Folder to make the folds extra crisp so the bag comes together nicely. I’ve used my Versa mark Pad to ink up the swirls on the stamp (from the Sale-A-Bration set “Yummy” that you can earn for free this month) and embossed with silver powder.
I then used makers to ink up the greeting and my Stamp-a-Majig to line it up inside the swirls.
The Bag-A-Lope is finished off with hatpin threaded with beads, pearls and a felt flower from the Flower Fusion tin (in the current Mini catalogue).
Fill the bag with chocolates or other goodies before tying a ribbon around the top and spearing with the hatpin.
Supplies (all from Stampin’ Up!):
Stamps: “Yummy” stampset from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue
Ink : Versa Mark, Elegant eggplant, Regal Rose Stampin’ Write markers
Paper : Ginger Blossom DSP, Very Vanilla and Groovy Guava cardstock.
Accessories : Pretties Kit, Rose Red Double Stitched Grossgrain ribbon, Flower Fusion, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 5-in-1 Card Cover Template.