Thursday, January 6, 2011

Build a Blossom Bag

Hi bloggie friends!  Hope your week is going well so far.  I meant to post this yesterday, but after several attempts, the blogger app was not cooperating and wouldn't let me create a new post for some reason.  Anyone have that issue yesterday?  Well, in any case, I'm glad it resolved this morning so I can share this Blossom Bag!  What do you think?  It's chockfull of new goodies from the Occasions Mini!  I just love these happy spring colors, too.  I used Melon Mambo, for the flower and Old Olive for the leaves.  Here's a look at the bag side view:
This bag is super easy to make, too.  I started with a 10"x12" piece of Sweet Stitches DSP.  You'll want to score the 10" side at 1 3/4" and 9", then score the 12" side at 1/2", 4 1/2" 6 1/4", and 10 1/4".  For the 10" side, you're going to fold over the 1" crease for the top edge of the bag.  The 1 3/4" crease is for the bottoom of the bag.  Cut the scorelines on the 12" side up to this crease to create the flaps for the bottom of the bag.  Assemble the bag and use the Tombow Multi Purpose Glue to adhere the side seam and the bottom flaps.  For the ribbon holes at the top of the bag, I used the Crop-a-dile to punch the 2 holes.  You can also ceate handles instead of just securing the ribbon at the top - that would be cute, too!  The finished product measures 7 1/4" x 1 3/4".  Here's one last look of the finished bag:

Hope you like it!  It makes an adorable handmade gift bag, don't you think? AND isn't that Build a Blossom Stamp awesome?! I LOVE this bloom!!  Here's the bag recipe for you:
{Build a Blossom Bag}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp Sets: Build a Blossom
*Cardstock: Sweet Stitches DSP, Whisper White, Old Olive
*Inks: Old Olive, Melon Mambo
*Accessories: Blossom Petals Punch, Sweet Stitches Designer Series Buttons, Basic Pearls, Melon Mambo Pompom Trim, Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-a-dile, dimensionals, Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue
Enjoy and have a fab day!  Thanks for peeking in! ;)


Patti said...

Really pretty gift bag. The colors are great. I love making my own boxes and bags. I think it's the figuring out the size that appeals to me. I can't wait to get my punch & stamp set.

Regina Mangum said...

Oh, this just makes me HAPPY, Rose! I love everything about this. XOXO

PinkBlingCrafter said...

I love that set!! very pretty Rose, I love how you added the pom poms:) Love it

stampingminnie said...

What an awesome project -- way too cool!

Jane said...

LOVE LOVE it! Gorgeous flower and I LOVE the colours!

kay said...

What a cutie! This bag is just so inspiring! I like how your pearls sealed your flower! Amazing creation. Hugs, Kay

WandaG_CT said...

Great bag, love this new stamp and punch set!