One of the things I enjoy most about making cards and papercrafts is the "quality time" spent with loved ones. My sisters and I got together yesterday to create 25 scallop bags filled with Speckled M & M Eggs (TIP: They're an uncanny match to the paper). The pastel color scheme and sweet patterns of Stampin' Up!'s Tea Party Designer Series Paper are perfect for Easter and Spring.
Each little "bag" was produced using a Big Shot Die Cut Machine and the Bigz XL Bag with Scallops Die. The sides cut independently of the main panel. We flipped the sides so that the coordinating opposite side of the paper could offer a pretty contrast.
TIP: For serious hold, use Sticky Tape to adhere the sides. Using a Wide Oval Punch, the opening was popped out and the acetate "window" was attached with Mini Glue Dots from the inside. Stampin' Up! will offer clear and printed Window Sheets, in the Occasion Mini starting April 1.
The bags were next filled with M & M's (while a few "runaways" kept us sustained). A Mini Glue Dot holds the scallop flap in place and another dot discreetly holds the ribbon from the back. We used a variety of ribbons, including So Saffron and Certainly Celery from Sale-A-Bration's Ribbon Bundle. Click here for details on how to earn this ribbon free.
The sentiment is from Yummy (also from Sale-A-Bration). It was inked in Almost Amethyst and stamped on Whisper White. A Small Oval Punch gives it a cute "figure" layered over a Large Oval Punch from scraps of the Tea Party Designer Series Paper. The scalloped oval layer was created using the new Stampin' Up! Scallop Oval Punch, available in the Occasions Mini on April 1. A bit of twine and an eyelet (the pink is retired) marry it to the ribbon.
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Stamps: Yummy (113782, Sale-A-Bration)
Paper: Tea Party Designer Series (113992), Whisper White (100730), Almost Amethyst (102158), Pretty in Pink (100459), So Saffron (105118)
Ink: Almost Amethyst (101723)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Bigz XL Bag with Scallops Die (114519), Small Oval Punch (107304), Large Oval Punch (107305), Wide Oval Punch (112082), Scallop Oval Punch (114889, available April 1)
The Perfect Touch: White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109031), Sale-A-Bration Ribbon Bundle (114618), Window Sheets (114323, available April 1), Sticky Tape (104294), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Hemp Twine (100982, Natural), Eyelets (105319)