Saturday, 17 May 2008

3 Piece Ensemble

A friend of mine from work (Melissa) is helping organise a fundraising evening for her soccer club of which I will be having a stall. I have enlisted Di to help me on the night and beforehand organising and creating bits and pieces for our display which I am very appreciative and thankful for. This is one of the ensembles I have made for our display. I love these colours together; Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.

This card was inspired by a card in our current catalogue on page 87.
Stamp sets: Together Forever, Think Happy Thoughts
Cardstock: Basic gray textured card stock, whisper white and pretty in pink
Punches: Scallop punch, 3/4" punch, 1 1/4" punch and 1 3/8"punch
Accessories: Pink rhinestone brad, double sided tape, dimensionals, basic gray ink pad, piercing tool

Stamp sets: Together Forever, So Many Saying (level 1 hostess set)
Cardstock: Whisper white and pretty in pink
Punches: Tag punch, horizontal slot punch
Accessories: pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, small cellophane bags, crimper, double sided tape, chocolate hearts from Darrell Lea

I crimped some whisper white card stock and then cut it into thin pieces and arranged it in the bag, placed the hearts inside and then tied the ribbon arounde the top attaching the tag at the same time.

Stamp set: Together Forever
Cardstock: Whisper white, basic gray textured card stock
Punch: Corner rounder punch
Accessories: Pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, double sided tape, whisper white envelope, basic gray ink pad, mini glue dots

I made this last time I was at Di's house, she showed me how to make it as I had never made one before. For those who don't know how to make one it's very easy and something you need to try. All you do is get an envelope and seal the back as though you just put a card inside. You then you need to decorate the envelope, in this case I used the flower stamp from together forever and stamped on a diagonal all over the envelope. They you score both long sides and the bottom 2cm in. Score the bottom corners on an angle. Now fold along all score lines. Cut the top of the envelope at desired measurement depending on how big or small you want your bag to end up. Now open the top and if you have scored well the bag will start to naturally fold where it should. Use a mini glue dot to glue the bottom folds on the underneath of the bag. Cut a piece card stock, in this case basic gray to attach to the back of the top of the bag to fold over. It's up to you how you attach the ribbon. I attached it under the basic gray card stock at the back and then brought it around to the front and tied it into a bow; and there's your bagalope! I'm not sure how clear these instructions are for those who have never made one but if you have any questions just email me here and i'll try and help.

Thanks for checking out what I do, I hope you like these


Ryemilan said...


These look absolutely gorgeous! WOW. I wish I were going to your fundraiser.

Hope it goes well.

All the best,

Debbie M said...

Hi kellie - these are just beautiful - love the colours - Hope all goes really well at the fundraiser.

Debbie M

Dani Fender said...

These are so stunning. Beautiful colours!