We welcome back Valerie Salmon with another versatile sketch!
Not only is this sketch perfect for a hand-crafted card, it is also easily adaptable for other small projects. Using this design, we show you how you can create special gift bags for any occasion, too. Just purchase a pre-made gift bag (or make one from a template or die-cut) and decorate it to your heart’s content. It would also be great to make the card to match the bag. Have fun!
“Thank You” Card
Designed by Valerie Salmon
SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill, DCWV. Patterned Papers: K & Company. Flowers: Prima. Brad: Pink Paislee. Border Punches: Martha Stewart. Corner rounder punch: EK Success. Other: stamping ink.
This card came together in minutes! I just used papers from the same paper pack so that they are sure to coordinate. I just hand-cut the notches on the vertical strips and the sentiment label with a pair of Fiskars Micro-Tip scissors (my favorite!). How much more simple can it be?
Designed by Ingrid Danvers
SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Straw), Papertrey Ink (Vintage White). Patterned paper: Pink Paislee (Hometown Summer). Button: Papertrey Ink (White & Cream Mix). Ribbon, twine: May Arts. Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Daily Designs Sentiments). Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo). Felt: Felt on the Fly. Foam dots: Zva Creative. Dies: Papertrey Ink (Favor It Box 3, Banner Builder Collection, Eyelet Lace Border), MFT Stamps (Die-namics Open Scallop Border). Tools: sewing machine
I made this gift bag to show you that you can use Valerie Salmon’s card sketches also for other projects. A little gift bag is a perfect project to use your patterned paper left-overs. I keep my leftovers in a small basket on my desk. This way I always have them at hand whenever I need something, like a small strip of paper.
“Thanks” Gift bag
Designed by Lisette Gibbons
SOURCES Kraft Paper Bag: Riot’s | Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (Lost & Found Collection) | Punch: Martha Stewart | Ribbon: Vandoros | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Damask Designs) + Waltzing Mouse (Say It Loud) | Ink: Papertrey Ink (Vintage White) | Brad | Pearls: KaiserCraft | Lace: Spotlight | Die: Spellbinder Nestabilities Die (Blossom Two) used to make flower | Fabric: Spotlight
Depending on the size of your project, balance the sizes of your papers to match the background. I created a gift bag and wanted a voluptuous flower for impact. And before you stamp your sentiment in white ink on a dark background, you might want to test it on a different piece of paper first to make sure it comes up enough.
“Thank You Kindly”
Designed by Rae Barthel
SOURCES Patterned paper: Crate Paper. Border Stickers: Crate Paper. Clear stamp: Layers of Color. Hybrid Ink: (Vintage Cream, Hawaiian Shores)Papertrey Ink. Pigment Ink: (onyx black) Tsukineko. Chalk Ink: (cranberry)Clearsnap. Silk flowers: Michael’s. Rhinestones: Michael’s; Hobby Lobby. Button: The Girls’ Paperie. Fabric tape: e2 Daily. Twine: The Twinery. Seam binding: Lawrence Schiff Silk Mills, Inc. Other: kraft gift bag.
I am a big fan of presenting a gift with style, hence the altered gift bag that I made based on Valerie’s fabulous, versatile sketch!
Keep a few altered gift bags on hand, and you will always have thoughtful, handmade packaging available when you are gifting someone special.
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