Monday, 9 November 2015

Wonderland Vellum Mini Treat Bag

It’s Mix It Up Monday again, when I create a project using a colour combination from my In Color charts. Here’s the project I planned to show you last week… before I realised that it would no longer be a surprise for the ladies at Friday night’s workshop (the ones who look at my blog, anyway!).

Vellum was one of the themes of the workshop so I began by die-cutting the Mini Treat Bag then stamping pine cones all over it. The biggest problem with vellum is your choice of adhesive; everything is visible through it, although I discovered when making this bag that the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen is ideal as the adhesive is clear. You’ll still see it, but not as much. 

Here’s a tip when using your Fine-Tip Glue Pen for the first time: remove the lid completely and take off the seal… otherwise no matter how hard you squeeze, the glue won’t come out! Once you are in, remember to replace the cap between uses to prevent the tip from clogging. 

To keep the contents a secret (it was a roll of ribbon for the hostess) I lined the bag with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, folded at the bottom and left open at the top. It’s wrapped with a simple belly band of Delightful Dijon and decorated with some beautiful Wonderland trees. These are embellished using a tip I picked up at Monica Gale’s retreat the other week; you apply some Tombow adhesive then sprinkle a mix of Dazzling Diamonds glitter and white embossing powder on top, before heat setting very gently to keep the “puffiness”.

It’s finished off with some white jute ribbon (I removed a couple of strands to make it narrower, then used them to tie around the top) and a snowflake. The greeting and stars are die-cut from the same set that makes the bag, which makes it excellent value. 

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