Hi there and welcome to my 2nd installment of Papertrey Ink tips and tricks. With Memorial Day upon us, July right around the corner and because I happen to love, love, love the 4th and all things Americana, today's project is all about stars and stripes Kraft and country style.
I don't think I've ever had so much fun creating a project before, so come along and I'll tell you all about it.
I used the following ingredients:
Three brown paper lunch bags, one Large Kraft Coffee bag, Papertrey Ink's Loopsy-Daisy die collection, Background Basics: Gingham, School Time, est. 1776, Friendship Jar Summer Fillers, and Fancy Flourishes stamp sets, Fancy Flourishes, Chevron Stripes Border, XL Rickrack Border, Turning a New Leaf, Notched Flowers, and Beautiful Blooms II #1 dies, Classic Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Fresh Snow, and Pure Poppy ink, Vintage Cream and Classic Kraft felt, and last but not least, Classic Kraft Bitty Dot Satin, and Rustic Jute Button Twine.
Each paper bag will provide two die-cut images because the bag is folded, so you'll only need three paper bags for this project and you'll only have to run them through your machine once to get two images. For the bow I used one paper bag with the large Loopsy-Daisy die and then stamped it with Pure Poppy ink and the Background Basics: Gingham stamps. For the smaller bow, I used a second paper bag, the smaller Loopsy-Daisy die, and stamped it with Classic Kraft ink and the mixed up alpha stamp from the School Time stamp set. I then layered the two bows together after they were curled and assembled.
Next came the fun star burst looking bow which is simply a third paper bag, the large Loopsy-Daisy die, Enchanted Evening ink, and the distressed stars from the est. 1776 set. Instead of curling the strips inward, I left them long, attached both halves together, and trimmed the edges into double ends. Then I just attached this layer to the backside of the double bow.
The center of the bow is embellished with flowers die cut from vintage cream felt and topped with an Enchanted Evening button. I then die cut two Fancy Flourishes from Kraft cardstock and stamped the coordinating image using Fresh Snow. They are just tucked in behind petals and left to stick out a bit and add another lovely layer.
I then used the Turning a New Leaf die and cream burlap and cut a few leaves to adhere behind petals as well. I love the shabby, country feel they bring in. I gathered three long strands of Rustic Jute Button Twine, tied them together in a large bow, folded the loops together and tucked the knot of the bow down behind some petals and secured it with glue. Little details that just add more character.
The bottom of the coffee bag was stamped using images from the est. 1776 stamp and Classic Kraft ink. You can leave the bag folded and apply your stamp before unfolding it and filling it with treats.
To the backside of the bow, I added die cut Vintage Cream and Classic Kraft Rickrack and Chevron Stripes Border dies, and a bit of Classic Kraft Bitty Dot Satin to create fun streamers.
Lastly, I adhered the bow to the top of the gift bag and added a hand stamped tag that was stamped in Enchanted Evening ink using the Tiny Tags die, and Friendship Jar Summer Fillers. It's attached to the top of the bag using a Tim Holtz paperclip!
That's about it and like I mentioned earlier....the best stamping time ever! Just fun and what's even more fun is using this same idea with different themes...think baby, Christmas, Valentine's, oooohhh Thanksgiving, birthday, etc.
Thanks so much for visiting!