Thought just for a change we
could tackle the Goodbye word.
It has such an air of finality about
it, I much prefer Auf Wiedersehen,
Au revoir....... or even the more
informal Ciao and Servus that
mean both Hello and Goodbye
We start off with Bon Voyage and
"I've been working on a pattern for a
small gift bag recently that
could be made from a sheet of
12"x12" double sided paper and
having got the proportions to balance
I thought I would share this with you
for this project.
To begin with I made my template
( there were a few before!)
out of a sheet of fairly robust A4 tracing paper.
All dark straight lines are cuts, side and bottom
and the dotted lines are folds.
I then cut the main shape from my piece of
Then working on my cutting mat
I scored my folds.
Most lines are easy to follow as they
join up several of the v-shaped cuts.
As I didn't want to make any marks on the paper
I laid the template on top to check any folds
I was not certain of.
Most folds all go the same way except
for the 2 centre side panels.
To stick the bag together I used Comic Shimmer
Glue as this not only dries clear
it also dries very quickly!
I began with the 3 flaps at the bottom,
then the side fastening,
then folded over the top
making a neat edge and
finally the last flap at the bottom.
4 holes were then punched at the
top for the cord handles.
Now onto the tag and card:
For this I used a piece of A4 cream
coloured card which I cut in half (A5)
for the card and cut the tag from the remainder.
The edges of the card and tag were lightly
brushed with D.I. in Pumice Stone.
I then randomly stamped small areas of text
in Potting Soil from my new set of Archival Inks.
Then using 3 of the 4 ink pads from the set
I inked up the main image from
Deep Red Clingstamps of a train station.
For the tag I didn't ink the area of the roof
with the clock but I did in the card.
From the trimmings of my double sided paper
I cut out a few of the small images and added
these to the tag and card.
I then cut 2 x 28cm lengths of black nylon cord
for the handles of the bag.
These were threaded through and knotted
on the insided of the bag.
The tag was placed onto the cord before knotting!!
Bon Voyage was added to the card using die-cut letters.
I really like the way the inks blend
giving subtle shades of the 3 colours.
The bag is a perfect size for small gifts
for travellers ie sun tan lotion, vouchers,
jewelery etc and if the bag isn't completely
full the card fits inside too --- a bonus!
I hope you find these instructions fairly
easy to follow but if you have any queries
please leave a comment at the bottom of the
page and I will get back to you.
Thanks for stopping by today."
Archival Wendy Vecchi Mini Inks Set 1
FabScraps 12'x12' papers In Transit C87
Deep Red Clingstamps Train Station
Distress Ink Pumice Stone
Thanks to you Jane for a lovely
start to the week.