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Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Housewarming Gift

You can hardly bring a card to someone with a new house without bringing them a housewarming gift. I thought Cyndi could use something to help her relax after unpacking all of those boxes. Moving is NOT fun. We moved here in this house MANY years ago and have collected a lot of "stuff" and now I'm slowly going through things and looking at "things" and deciding whether or not I want to keep them anymore. Each year I have "stuff" for the huge neighborhood garage sale. Plus I have actually been using some of these "things" too!!! Done collecting!!! I say that right now, who knows if it will continue!!! LOL

Anyway back to Cyndi's little gift. I used Whisper White card stock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Stampin' Up! "Bag with Scallops" die. Among my favorite dies to use!!! I punched the oval hole in the bag before I assembled it. It's SO much easier to do it right away!!! And yes, I have tried to punch the hole after I got it all put together. It's next to impossible!!! I put some acetate behind it so the opening had a window. I filled a little zip baggie with bath salts and set it inside the die cut bag. I did tape the scallop part shut. Sometimes I will punch holes in the the scallop part and the upper part of the bag and tie a ribbon though it so I can close the flap by tieing a bow. This time I made a bow and taped it in place with a half a pop dot (which by the way I do NOT like cutting in half!!! Though I did figure out if you put rubbing alcohol on your scissors it cuts nicely and no sticky residue on the scissors either!!!). The beautiful paper on the front is from the Razzleberry Lemonade decorative paper. I only have a half sheet of that design left and two full sheets of two of the other designs. That paper is almost gone!!! Do I buy another pack or try a different one??? What to do??? LOL

To get the hole in the decorative paper correct I just set the paper on the bag (before I taped it all together) and traced where the window should go. Then I punched it out. For the scallop, I punched out the oval and then I lined up the scallop punch, centered the oval and punched it out. It's a very thin scallop piece but it was what the window needed!!! Oh and notice I actually photographed the picture at an angle instead of head on so you could tell it was a bag and not just a piece of flat paper!!!

These are fun to make and to give away as gifts. These would be great for hostess gifts, customer appreciation gifts, craft fairs, make n takes, Christmas gifts, etc!!! These links contain many items under each topic!

The bath salt recipe can be found here.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

3 comments:

Cherie said...

Wanda, That is just too cute! I love the Raspberry Lemonade dp! TFS!

Cherie

Carol said...

Verrrry CUTE.. I needed a birthday gift idea... THIS is perfecT!!
Thanks!

Sara Paschal said...

Wonderful Gift, love the dP this pack it so YUMMY;)