Thursday, March 14, 2013

Birthday Style...

Welcome to another group post today for Papertrey Ink! We are introducing a few new things today, the new Get a Handle On It dies, To You From Me stamp set, and the Birthday Style stamp set.

I made a little felt gift bag with Papertrey Ink felt and the Get a Handle On It dies. It was quick and easy, and I can see myself making all kinds of things with handles, these are really cute. Perfect inexpensive gift wrap for party favors, gift cards or small gifts.


Here's how!
First, I cut a strip of Smokey Shadow felt by Papertrey Ink 10" x 5" and trimmed the ends with pinking shears. Then I folded it in half and stitched up the two sides with my sewing machine, leaving the top open.

Next, I cut a handle with the new Get a Handle On It dies and two coordinating papers. (The stripe is the back of the floral.) Put all of that patterned paper in your stash to work for you! :)

I scored and folded the handle and wrapped it around the felt bag. Don't forget to add your gift inside before added the handle on top. (But yes, you can reopen it later, don't worry.)

The strip of paper was pulled through the center and folded over.

I punched a hole through everything (the bag too) with my Crop-a-dile.

Then I chose a pretty brad...
...and added it to the center in the punched hole. The brad will keep it closed, so the items inside won't fall out. You can take the brad out to reopen the bag.

Now that it's secured closed, and I wanted to add a sentiment to the bag. I used Bountiful Banners stamps and dies to create a little Sweet Blush pink banner. The sentiment and leaves are stamped with the new To You From Me stamp set. (Finished felt bag is 5 x 5".)





Then I wanted to make a card to go with it...

I used the new Birthday Style stamp set and dies. If you make the card less than 5 x 5", it will fit inside the bag with the gift!

To coordinate the card with the gift bag, I used another piece of the stripe, along with some patterned papers by Papertrey Ink (Sweet Blush Pattern Pack and Ripe Avocado Pattern Pack) cut with the Birthday Style dies, Sweet Blush ribbon, a Crate Paper brad and a sentiment from Birthday Style.  All layered on Soft Stone cardstock. LOVE Soft Stone lately! Gray is my new favorite neutral. I have a few rooms in my house painted gray now and just love it.

Hope you enjoyed the how-to. I'll be back tomorrow with all of my release projects for the month. These products I've featured today will be available at www.papertreyink.com on March 15th.

Go see what the other girls made too!





(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)

With Love gift bag:
STAMPS: To You From Me, Bountiful Banners
INK: Sweet Blush, New Leaf, True Black
PAPER: Pretty Party by Crate Paper
DIES: Get a Handle On It, Bountiful Banners
OTHER: Smokey Shadow felt, Pretty Party brad by Crate Paper.


Birthday Wishes card:
STAMPS: Birthday Style
INK: True Black
PAPER: Soft Stone cardstock, Sweet Blush Pattern Pack, Ripe Avocado Pattern Pack
DIES: Birthday Style dies

OTHER: Sweet Blush ribbon, Pretty Party brad by Crate Paper.

19 comments:

June K said...

Love your felt bag, Danielle. Great to have on hand.

jan said...

Wonderful! Love how you secured the bag, all the little details and how you used the crate paper product to top it off! Gorgeous!

richardbreaks said...

These could NOT be sweeter! Dang, your taste level is amazing....

Jennifer K said...

Such an adorable bag! Just perfect for a small gift - I know my DD friends would just love something like this. And thanks for including the tutorial. It always helps me to see the steps, no matter how simple it appears to be.

artful-notions said...

Love this! The bag can be opened and closed, keeping the darling ness intact! Cle-Ver!

Tami McBeain said...

What a fabulous way to package a gift, it's so pretty I wouldn't want to open it! :)

Steph Hilt said...

Cute little gift bag and beautiful card Danielle. Thanks for the details! BTW, I've been looking at that Crate Paper collection; you have tipped me into purchasing it!

TLady said...

You ladies ALWAYS BLOW ME AWAY when you use FABRIC with your creations!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this little bag you've created Danielle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) It would make ANYONE "die" to know what's in it!!!!!! :)

andrea smith. said...

i love your felt bag...that is so cute! i really like how you always incorporate great pattern papers into your projects too! :)

Elizabeth S. said...

Beautiful packaging and card! Another great idea to use felt. Thanks for showing the steps in making your bag.

Kristii said...

Way cute project!! I love it!

Sam B said...

Superb idea Danielle, love that you put all the steps in for quick reference...this is such a clever idea for a quick but gorgeous way to present a gift...loving the new dies too, I am definitely a PTI "die-aholic"...!!

Melissa said...

These are gorgeous products! I love that new handle die. Your card is just gorgeous!

Jill Norwood said...

Danielle I just love the felt bag you made! Love the papers and brad too! And these new sets are so fun for birthdays and gifts in general! Adorable post!!!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

What a fabulous little gift bag. Love the use of the sweet brad to open/close it. I sure love your style! Thanks so much.

Lindsey & Kurtis said...

Everything about this is just beautiful. I love the mix of the stripes and the florals. I keep staring at your card in awe...you are a master at what you do.

Melonie said...

Beautiful!

jintyoo7 said...

WOW!! Fantastic felt bag :)

Charlene said...

Adorable!!