Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lovely Gift Bags and Garden Lanterns

Hello paper crafters,

I had a lot of fun playing with the Gift Box die by Gummiapan and exploring its opportunities. First of all I'd like to say that it's super quick and easy to assemble box: just one run through the machine (if you cut through 2 layers) and a tiny bit of glue to connect the 2 pieces. The closure is absolutely adhesive free!

Here are some treat bags that I have created with this die. The topper is a layered flower attached to a mini clothes pin:

But there are more things that this die can do. If you cut it out of plain white paper and die cut tiny windows on its sides and place a battery driven candle inside you will get some super pretty tea lights. And if you hang them on a string you'll get a set of lovely garden lanterns!


Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Hello

Have you checked out all the new fabulous flower dies by Poppystamps? They are so much fun to play with I couldn't help creating a summer bouquet with them. 

Another clever die is a Halo Hello that consists of a word die cut and a "halo". The halo can be used to create a background/shadow for the word, but I have decided to use a negative space to turn it into a shaker window.

Check out the video tutorial below for the detailed explanation!