Tuesday, April 21, 2009

You're The Cream In My Coffee

I've been putting together class kits for the past couple of days in preparation for the Akron convention this weekend. I hadn't posted since Friday, though, so I took a break this morning and made a sample project with our 10189X Tall Bag Template to display at the show. I started by stamping it twice on a sheet of cardstock:

I cut out the pieces, omitting the optional tab in the handle area. Then I used the Scor-It Board on the dotted lines:

After folding on the scored lines, I turned one piece to the "right side" and added a thin line of Zip Dry Paper Glue to the side tab:

I placed the glued tab underneath the non-tabbed side of the second piece:

I did the same with the remaining tab and closed up the bag. After this photo was taken, I also glued the bottom flaps closed:

With the Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch, I created two strips of decorative trim. First I punched along the entire edge of my patterned paper. (The short side of an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet would be long enough for this project, but I was using 12" x 12" paper. This was easy to do because the punch has printed guides on it, so the punched scallop pattern can be matched up perfectly.) I used my paper trimmer to cut 1/2" from the scallop edge to make the strip. Then I repeated the process for the second strip:

I attached the trim strips to the top and bottom of the bag. The image was stamped with 10858E Cream In Coffee and cut out with an oval Nestabilities die, which I also used to dry emboss the border before adhering it to the front:

Then I put a trial-size packet of coffee in the bag. Later I may also add a candy-dipped plastic spoon to go with it. There you have it...an "instant" gift that's sure to "perk up" someone's day!


Gi Angelo said...

So cute this box!! Congrats Jackie!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

What a fun idea Jackie! I love your box templates.

Gina said...

That's such a cute little gift!

Jennifer Bradley said...

This is great!!! I know several people who could use this gift!

s brokaw said...

love the sentinment