Thursday, 24 July 2008

Bag in a box


I've had great fun this afternoon making a bag in a box! I came across Paula's great blog today on my travels and came across this brilliant tutorial. The step by step instructions were so easy to follow and Paula uses really clear photographs to direct you too. I'm really happy with my efforts for once as I have tried making other gift bags before and haven't been successful! Must be my lucky day today. Think I will be making lots of these for Christmas time and putting yummy chocolates or maybe homemade fudge in as a wee treat! I don't own a SU Scallop punch so I used a DIY method. I remember reading a great tip on Stacey's blog a while back which is to use a 5p piece to create a scalloped edge so that's exactly what I did. Thanks Stacey! I don't have a Round Tab punch either so I drew my own tabs and it seems to work :o) Well I think so anyway!

My new stamps from Alota that I ordered from Helene last Thursday arrived yesterday. What great speedy service! I'm looking forward to getting those inked up later tonight to make a few cards as I have lots of birthdays coming up. They are so cute. I also ordered some stamps from
Elzybells, mostly sentiments and a lovely personalised handmade stamp too. They have these available until the end of July so pop over and have a look. The service was speedy and great too!

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I've received this fab award from Sue whose blog I visit constantly as she makes wonderful cards and always leaves lovely comments on my blog. Thank you so much Sue. I really appreciate it!

The rules of the award are:

  1. Only 5 people allowed
  2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
  3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
  4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.quite simple really it is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.

I'd like to award this to:

Joana

Monica

Louise

Robyn

Kath

5 comments:

kath said...

Thanks Lainy for thinking of me..I'm honoured. Sorry I didn't get back to you about the Cuttlebug..been so busy...go for it.I love mine although I don't get much time to play with it..but it's fantastic.
Hugs
Kath
xxxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Great gift bag Lainy and I must give this one a try soon, Hugs, Nikki x

kim-paperbabe said...

Great gift bag in a box Lainy, I must give this one a try sometime, Hope you are well, HuGs Kim x,

Sharon Caudle said...

Great gift bag Lainy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments! Hope you're having a wonderful week!!

Sammi said...

Wow! the bag in a box looks great! Might have to try it sometime! :)
Can't wait to see the cards you make with all your new stamps!
Well done on the award!
Sammi
xxx