Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Friday, February 22, 2013

Butterflies and Roses Bag-a-lope!

   Hello and happy Friday to you! :)  I have one of my all time favorite projects to share with you today. This was one of the very first things I learned to make when I started stamping 6 years ago!!  Wow! I cannot believe that I have been stamping that long!  I still love, love, love it!  This is called a Bag-A-Lope and it is the neatest thing!!  Just take a look at this fun thing:

It is an envelope turned gift bag!!  The super cool thing about this project is that you can turn any envelope into a gift bag like this!

Side view.

I   2-step stamped these flowers and the leaves.  Then I added some Dazzling Details.  I wish that stuff came in bucket sized containers!  I really love it and would so buy it in bulk!!  It just adds that little something something to your projects!

I inked up the butterfly from the Creative Elements stamp set and then ran a Gumball Green marker around the edges of the stamp to add a second color to the butterfly. Pretty!

I  used an envelope that was 5 3/4"  X  8  3/4" for this bag.  First thing I did was to seal the envelope.  I scored it at 1  1/4"  from the right, left and bottom edges and then cut off the top using a scalloped punch. I stamped it while it was still flat and then added the flowers and butterfly.  Then I opened the end and stuck my hand inside to poof it out into a bag shape. I turned the ends into diagonal shaped  corners and adhered them to the bottom of the bag using glue dots.

Stamps: Creative Elements and Stippled Blossoms
Paper: Whisper White and Very Vanilla
Ink: Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Gumball Green and Primrose Petals
Punches and Dies: Large Butterfly punch and Scalloped Lace Border punch (retired)
Extras: Dazzling Details, Stitched Primrose Petals ribbon, Dimensionals and an Envelope

We woke up to an inch of sleet and snow this morning!  I must admit that it is pretty!  Looks like the whole world has been whipped cream covered!  Yummm-o!!!

Hope that you have a great Friday!  I will be back soonest with more to share! Until then.......bring on the weekend! :)


:: BlueInks :: said...

A bag-a-lope....I love that name!!! What a great idea. You created a really pretty bag-a-lope lady!!!

Margaret said...

Good grief, woman! I think I'm going to spend my entire spring break CASEing you!! I have NEVER seen this before! How awesome!!

The flower is gorgeous and of course you couldn't have a lovely flower without a beautiful butterfly...