Bags and Boxes

{Wanted Bag in a Box}

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Wanted-bag Rivetmaleapproved In giant size!!  This turned out very cool!  I wanted to give my dad this really really yummy vanilla hot chocolate (order here), and thought a giant bag in a box was the perfect presentation.

The papers are the Wanted series and the stamps are from the Wanted stamp set.  And, imagine this, they work really well together.

Now, the really perceptive people out there might wonder where I got the circle to go under the scallop punch.  Take a close look – it's two tabs from the round tab punch layered on top of each other to make a perfect circle! 

Colours are Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Really Rust, and Very Vanilla.  Contact me to order your sets today!

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{Always Time for You}

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Rivetgreatgiftidea Coasterboxes I had a lot of fun making these!  This year my eldest daughter and I combined efforts and made coaster boxes and gift bags for the Stampin Up demonstrators on my team and for a few friends.  Madeleine did most of the colouring, employing the waterbrush and markers on the boxes.  Tip:  When you use watercolour paper, you can add colour with the markers and then spread the colour with the watercolour brush to acheive the painted look.  It's quite time-effective and easy enough for even a ten Coasterboxdetail year old to master.

The bags were coloured using the ink pads and a blender pen, again another easy technique to create an image that matches the project perfectly

The stamp set here is a new one from the Summer Mini Catalogue called Time for You for $39.95.  A matching wheel is also available.

The papers are the three new collections Stampinupafternoonteabox from the Summer Mini Catalogue – Bali Breeze, Ginger Blossom, and Afternoon Tea.  I love them!  Which is your favouorite?  Mine, at the moment, is Ginger Blossom.

I filled each box or bag with bits and pieces; chocolates, special project things from the usa, ink pads, ribbons, and the like.  It made for a very colourful display!  My three girls were begging to have one!  So I let them make their own that afternoon, which they then filled with chocolates and gave to their Sunday School Teachers.

This was my small token of appreciation to my team.  Thank you for all your hard work, your patience, your friendship to each other, and thank you for being part of my life.  Merry Christmas to everyone!

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{Enjoy Every Moment Bagalope}

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stampin up demonstrator auckland Rivetbudgetwise If you have not seen the magic of making a bagalope, then schedule a workshop today!  This is a really fun and easy project that you can use not only for Christmas, but for birthday favours and any small gift item.

Our Whisper White and Very Vanilla envelopes have the same ultra-smooth finish on them that the Whisper White and Very Vanilla card have, designed specifically for stamping to give a crisp, clean finish.  And by the way, there is a misprint in the catalogue.  The catalogue states you receive 20 for 12.95, but in fact you receive 40 for that price. 

Enjoy Every Moment is a great stamp set, not only for project like this, but a super one for scrapbooking pages.  Not that I have one made up yet, but will do over the Christmas break!  I have also used my markers (on special for just a few more hours!) and just coloured the JOY in this word to use as a Christmas sentiment.

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{Easy No Template Bag}

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Rivetbudgetwise Notemplatebag I think Anabel named this one the "Tall Box".  My dearest and oldest (not eldest) friend, Melinda, showed me this template donkey's years ago; it's a good old stand-by.

My preference is to do projects that require no templates because I hate to draw, trace, or maneuver anything remotely like a puzzle. 

This box is wheeled all over with It's Beautiful, a really fun design in the Spring Mini catalogue in Pretty in Pink.  The flower is from One of a Kind and also uses the coordinating punch for the little flowers.

This is exactly the same box as the one posted earlier (scroll down) done up in Real Red and Green Galore – achieving a very different look!

To schedule your NO template packaging class, email me today!

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{Make Your Own Gift Bag!}

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This is a very neat project shown to demonstrators by Linda at convention.  I can't remember her last name, but a very lovely and warm lady!

The concept here is very simple – use your Designer Series Papers to make a perfect gift bag by just wrapping it around a box!  Slip the box out and voila! a bag ready for some stamping.

I thought the idea of the card on the front was also very clever.  Seal an envelope, slit one end open and adhere that to the front of your bag for a quick & easy pocket to insert a tag or card.  Stampin' Up!'s envelopes have the same super-smooth finish on them as the Whisper White and Very Vanilla stamping card to give your stamped imaged a clean, crisp finish. 

My friend Pauline had a brainstorm in a class one day to punch out flower to cover up little boo-boo's.  I did a really Giftpackagingcrazy thing to this bag and was so frustrated I wasn't about to start over  . . . so I took Pauline's advice and made my bag a pretty little band-aid.  It's sort of floating out of place, but a sight better than what lies underneath!

The paper used here is Fall Flowers.  The second sample is done up with Apple Cider papers – those that are being deleted as of Sunday.  This photo is a bag that was made up by my dear friend, Mirriel.  If you'd like these, get them today!Easygiftpackaging

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{Dashing Bag in a Box}

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I've noticed in the years I have been teaching papercrafting that every Christmas there seems to be THE project everyone loves.  2009 brings us the "Rivetmaleapprovedbag in a box" for an easy gift idea.

And I love this quick project, too!  You can make two out of one sheet of our designer series papers and all the rest can be made out of scraps and bits & pieces, so easily a project that can be done for less than $1.

The Dashing paper has been so overwhelmingly popular this year! The Real Red, Old Olive, and River Rock combination is striking, festive, and still easy gift ideasslightly unexpected.

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{Holiday Harmony Pop Can}

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Rivetgreatgiftidea Here's version two of the pop can for this year.  (scoll down to see another design) So, depending on your mood, these can be bright and fun or more sophisticated.
 
The stamps used on this project are often missed in the catalogue because easy gift ideas handmadeit's such a small set.  It's called Snow Flurries and the words are from Short & Sweet.  If you love these colours, grab the papers now as they will be deleted Nov 30th!
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{Pop Can}

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RivetbudgetwiseMy favourite packaging idea revisited!  Not only great for Christmas, but perfect for birthday party favours (or invites!!) or any other fun occasion.

I've done this one up using the Wintergreen Designer Series Paper and the Crazy for Christmas set, which is perfect for this project.  I quickly coloured in here & there with the Stampin' Write markerrubber stamping classes pop cans and done! 

I have just a few slots left in December for classes – let me know if you'd like to book a class for EASY and NO TEMPLATE packaging ideas!  It's a great way to also learn rubber stamping techniques!

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