Sunday, January 2, 2011

Ribbon Rosette Gift Bag… Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peeks

One of the new Designer Series Papers in the Occasions Mini Catalog is called “Botanical Gardens” and was the inspiration for today’s Ribbon Rosette Vintage Gift Bag.  The colors, images and distressing on my gift bag is very similar to one of the DSP patterns, although my bag features butterflies instead of birds!

Also featured on today’s project are the Clearly For You and Natures Walk stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog, and Bliss Stamp Set from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  I love how all three of these stamp sets compliment one another, don’t you!  It’s almost as if all three should have been bundled into one BIG stamp set LOL!

Today’s project also features the 3” Ribbon Rosette from yesterday’s Super Saturday TutorialSuper Saturday is a whole lot of fun because a new tutorial is featured weekly, and they’re FREE!  If you didn’t catch the tutorial, scroll down to the next post or simply click on the Tutorials Tab at the top of this page Smile.

Here’s my Ribbon Rosette Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalog Sneak Peek Ribbon Rosette Vintage Gift Bag:


The Stampin’ Details:

  • The butterflies were stamped with Early Espresso Classic Ink… of course there is only one butterfly in the Natures Walk Stamp Set… and it faces left… So after inking a second butterfly with Early Espresso Classic Ink, I gently and carefully rolled my brayer over the inked stamp, and then transferred it to my cardstock… magically reversing the image!
  • With inspiration from the Botanical Gardens DSP, Stampin and Distressing was added all along the edges of the Very Vanilla Cardstock center panel.  Aligning my Cardstock vertically on Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper allowed me to perfectly place and center the Bliss medallion motif along the edges.  The center medallions were stamped with Marina Mist Classic Ink, and then re-inked and stamped the upper and lower medallions.  The same methodology was used along the top and bottom edges of the Very Vanilla Cardstock.
  • The Wonderfully Worn large format background stamp was then inked with Crumb Cake Classic Ink…  just along one long edge, and stamped just along the edge of the cardstock.  An Old Olive Classic Ink pad was dragged across each edge to increase the distressed appearance.  Here’s a close up of the edge detail:


  • Using the fine tip end of a Marina Mist Stampin Write Marker, the blossoms were dotted with color.  The fine detail of the blooms seemed to merit a light touch… the brush tip of the marker would have been much too heavy.

Stamps and Supplies used for today’s Ribbon Rosette Vintage Gift Bag:

  • Stamps:  Wonderfully Worn, Bliss, Natures Walk, Clearly for You
  • Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
  • Classic Ink:  Old Olive, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
  • Accessories:  Brayer, Chantilly Crochet Trim, Modern Label Extra Large Punch, Basic Jewel Rhinestones and Pearls, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, chipboard, Aqua Painter, hemp twine, 5/8” Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Generic 5” x 8.5” handle bag, Big Shot Machine, 3” circle die, Stampin Write Markers.

Today was a fun day filled with creative play and these three sneak peek stamp sets.  Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing the evolution of just one of this month’s club cards… All Clean And Simple designs, inspired by today’s Ribbon Rosette Vintage Bag.  I hope you’ll stop back by and see all THREE CAS 5 minute cards!



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Dee in N.H. said...

That is sooooo pretty. Sorry I'm such a bad commenter! I do read and enjoy every post. Love what you do!

Patrice H said...

Lovely gift bag project. Wow is all I can say. Your directions are so complete and easy to follow too.

Robin Perry said...

The bag is beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you reversed the butterfly image!

Cherie said...

Just popped in from LNS! Your website is awesome! Such beautiful project and great tutorials. What a wonderful inspiration! TFS!

Sandy Ang said...

How charming. Thanks for sharing the step-by-step stamping tutorial. Wishing you a happy 2011!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!