Sunday, January 24, 2016

Regal Heart Gift Bag

Hi, Crafty Friends!! As promised, here is the coordinating bag to the card I made previously.
Both will be for my bestie... who is also a craftaholic. I hope these put a smile on her face.

Supplies Used
Regal Heart Die (Die-Namites)
Heart Branch Die ( Die-Namites)
Xyron Creative Station w/ 9" Permanent Adhesive Refill
Corrugated Cardstock (DCWV)
Patterned Paper- Bella Armoire (DCWV)
Gesso (Liquitex)
Red Cherry Gelato (Faber-Castell)
Mod Podge (Plaid)
Black, Red Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Craft Gift Bag
Hemp Twine 
Red Button

Regal Heart

Heart Branch

First I started by cutting black polka dot paper and chipboard with my Die-Namites Regal Heart Die.
Then I painted the chipboard die-cut with gesso.
Once dried, I rubbed on some Red Cherry Gelatos directly onto the die-cut.
Then spritzed with water and tilted it so the excess would drip off. (You can use a heat gun to speed up dying time).
Once the piece was dried I applied a layer of Mod Podge to seal the color.
Immediately after applying Mod Podge I layered my black polka dot die cut directly over it. Using the wet Mod Podge glues it in place.
Then I set aside to dry.

Once my die-cut was dry I ran it through my Xyron 3" Sticker Maker.

Then I cut out red and black cardstock with my Die-Namites Heart Branches Die. 4  in red and 2 in black.

I'm decorating a small craft gift bag that measures 5.25" x 8.5",
Black cardstock mat measures 5.25" x 5.25",
Red cardstock measures 5"x 5",
Corrugated cardstock measures 4.75"x 4.75",
Black & white patterned paper measure 2.5"x 2.5" each.

I ran all my mat pieces through my Xyron Creative Station. This is going on a gift bag and I wanted a really strong adhesive, so I used a 9" permanent adhesive refill cartridge.

I layered my mats  and then applied my patterned pieces in a diagonal. In the bare corrugated square I layered my heart branches.

Then attached my heart and topped it off with a hemp twine bow and red button. 
And lastly , I wrapped my goodie and stuffed the top of my bag with this red glitter tissue paper I had leftover from Christmas! Yes, Christmas!! That bright Christmas red pulls double duty as a lovely Valentine's Day Red too!!

And here is my finished bag!! I love how these dies really dress up a plain brown paper bag.

And here is my bag paired with the Valentines Day / encouragement card I mad earlier!! 
If you missed it, you can read all about it here!

Hope my bestie loves them!!

And I hope you enjoyed reading about them!!

Until next time...
~ Mitsy

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