Thursday, March 19, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Gift Bag / Basket

I got the template for this on
They also used this template on Splitcoast Stampers, but referred back to the above site.
I decided to make a St. Paddy's one. I wanted to post this on my blog last is just like me to be late! Some things came up, and I didn't get it done.
The top flap on this little basket/bag/purse thing comes down, as shown in the above photo. I stuck a magnet on the front flap, and on the inside, so the flap will stay up when it is upright. It is much cuter in person - I wish you could see it. I hope I can make a few for Easter.
These are not Stampin Up! supplies...with the exception of the "lucky" stamp. That IS Stampin Up! and is from the stamp set called Define Your Life.
The card stock is from Archivers. The solid cs is Bazzill Basics. This was my fist time to use Bazzill, and I really like it! I would love to use SU! paper...but didn't have any St. Paddy's Day shades of green. The designer paper is Reminisce from Archiver's "Greenday".
The die cut is Quickutz "shamrock" from Archiver's. The green rhinestone is from Archivers, "Doodlebug Design Inc." pastel assortment jewels. When it is stuck on the dark green, it doesn't seem pastel at all. These rhinestones are a better quality than some of the other ones I've seen...with the exception of Stampin Up!, of course!
I used a large Marvy Punch to punch out the scalloped square. I used the white gel pen to make the dots in white. I placed the candy in a cello bag (Hobby Lobby) and tied it with some green ribbon I found at Archivers (I think it is May Arts ribbon). I used dimensionals to put the scallop piece it would add some nice dimension.
Cut 1 piece CS 3 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Cut 1 piece CS 3 1/2" x 7"
Handles: Cut 2 pieces CS 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Score the 8 1/2" rectangle at 3 1/2" and 5"
Score the 7" rectangle at 1/2", 2", 5", and 6 1/2". Score again 1/2" along the bottom, horizontally.
On the 7" piece...cut out the bottom 1/2" piece up to the 2nd score line on the LH and RH side.
The shamrock layer is 2 3/4 x 3 1/4".
Use sticky strip to adhere the pieces of the bag together...making sure the bottom goes on last! Use sticky strip to adhere the handles on the bag. It also looks cute to use brads to attach the handles...but I wanted a simple look.

1 comment:

Jeri said...

That is so cute! I love how the box opens up! Great instructions, too!