12/03/2007

Truffle bag

Many neighbors and friends ask me to create things for others during this holiday season. It keeps me busy and outta trouble. :-D For this project, at the grocery store I purchased ten Lindt assorted truffles bags - they come in very nice bags, perfect for easy altering with a very simple template. Cut 12x12 patterned cardstock 4" wide x 12" long. These Lindt bags are ideal as you can get 3 of these from a single 12x12 sheet. Score this piece 5" in on each side. Cut piece of dark red cardstock 4" x 6", score 6" side in half at 3". Adhere short edges of all pieces, creating a triangle. Insert truffle bag, and use ribbon to keep the bag in place. I placed a piece of adhesive at the front center of the bag cover, where the solid & patterned papers met, adhered one ribbon end, wrapped ribbon around the package (hiding the paper 'seam'), adhering the ribbon end back at the front center. Since the angel embellishment will be covering the front adhering the ribbon this way makes the back look neater by hiding the ribbon 'seam' underneath the focal point. Stamp angel (when using Copics I prefer Palette Hybrid inks - used Noir here) and color in with Copics. For the glitter I used a Copic Atyou clear pen. Nestabilities dies were used to cut circles from colored cardstock. A silver brad adds a hint of metal to the piece. I love metal on projects! For easy personalization, I was given the names of the recipients of these gifts. I quickly typed them up in MS Word, used the font Zapfino, and printed them onto white cardstock. Cut apart and adhered under the angel embellishment. I will do this easy pattern for my kids' teacher holiday gifts this year! For more ideas, here is another I did two years ago. Thank you for stopping by! materials list: Lockhart angel; patterned paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding, Stampin Up Cranberry, Artichoke, PaperTrey Ink white; May Arts 1/2" white ric rac ribbon; Nestabilities dies; Copic Markers: YR23, YR24 (both-hair), R39, YG95, YG97, R20, R02 (flesh), BV31 (shadows/outline); 0 - blender; silver brad.

7 comments:

Rose Ann said...

Your bag is so beautiful, and I love the paper you used! Your Lockhart angel looks sooo pretty! Wonderful job with this, Cindy!!

StamperSharon said...

Gorgeous, Cindy -- what a beautiful way to dress up a quick gift!

Tex said...

Just fabulous, Ms. Cindy! Earlier this evening I was considering one more "quick & kewl" giftable idea for a basket of small gifts ... this one is both delectable and fabboooo!

Beth said...

incredible! SIMPLY INCREDIBLE!

I must one day rub elbows with you - to take some of your creative elbow juices!

Anonymous said...

very cute idea, Love the paper, and lovely angel!
Conniecrafter

Neighbor_Nancy said...

Great idea! TFS!

snarflemarfle said...

This will be perfect for a little gift exchange goodie basket I'm making for our Sunday School Christmas Party!

Thanks for sharing!!