FALALA TREAT BAGS
With Guest Designer Laura Evangeline
Please give a BIG welcome to our talented Guest Designer, Laura Evangeline!
Laura's creations are fun, whimsy, and full of stunning inspiration! Her eye for detail and color is impeccable and her cards make us swoon as we admire all the yummy layers and dimension! Today, she's sharing THE perfect project idea for a little Holiday gifting, along with a step-by-step breakdown and fantastic tips.
Take a peek below at how she's worked her magic with Pigment's Christmas release - we love every bit of it!!
To start these tags, I cut a banner from white embossed paper and topped them with a smaller banner cut from patterned papers for each of the four seasons. (If you saw my recent post, then you may notice these are the "left overs" from the tags I shared in the Pigment Instagram hop & giveaway a couple days ago (which is still open for you to enter to win until October 7th at 11:59 pm CST!).
After adding a bit of decorative stitching in coordinating colors to each tag, I went to select a sentiment and settled on "FaLaLa". I didn't think I could reasonably stretch this sentiment into the four seasons like I did with the wreath, so I set two of my tag bases aside for another day.
I still wanted to show alternative color palettes at least a little bit, so I decided to make one a traditional red & green theme and the other a non-traditional pastel combo. I stamped, embossed, and die cut several "FaLaLa" layers in every color I thought would work, so I had loads to play with.
One of the “FaLaLa” sentiments I stamped in Fig and heat embossed over with clear (left), and another I embossed in white and used my Fig ink pad to ink blend over it (right). I just wiped it off with my stamp cleaning towel and the white embossing shined up crisp and clean. (Note: You will see many crafters pick up ink onto their blending brush and then tap off the excess onto a scrap or their glass/silicone work surface, but I prefer to tap off directly into the lid of my stamp pad, so I don't make a mess or waste ink & paper which I can use again later.)
The next thing I did was use the "Berry Merry" set to die cut & stamp loads of berries, holly leaves & holly leaf spines from a combination of white cardstock as well as from glitter cardstock. I wasn't quite sure at this point what direction I would be going. I just knew I wanted options to play with.
I also added a whisp of glue to each berry and dunked them each into a pot of glitter before letting them dry.
At this point I was finally ready to start playing around with the buffet of die cuts and colors I had made for myself. Once I had a layout and color combo I liked, I used a combination of liquid glue and foam adhesive to secure everything in place. I couldn't go without adding a few gem and glitter accents as well as eyelets and a bit of twine for each.
I secured them to a couple of kraft coffee bags I had in my stash which I also added gold glitter dots to and filled with white chocolate truffles. Now they're ready to make someone's day!
Okay, that it for me this time. I hope you’ve enjoyed these tags as much as I have. I hope to craft with you again soon. Until then… stay crafty!
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Hello! Hello! I’m Laura Evangeline. I grew up in Texas, and thanks to the military have lived in Kentucky, Italy, Afghanistan, Hawaii, and now finally Tennessee. I started scrapbooking and cardmaking a few decades ago, but took a long break when I was in nursing school. A few years ago I realized it was more than a silly hobby I could just forget about. I fell in love with making again, and wholeheartedly credit my mental health and well-being to crafting and the amazing friends I’ve made through this wonderful industry. It really isn’t just glitter and glue, it’s genuine kinship and therapy!
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