Do you ever have an “ah-ha” moment? One where you see something and everything clicks? Inspiration is everywhere and sometimes it screams to be made.
Tonight I was wrapping presents and catching up on some episodes of Rachael Ray, when I saw this awesome wine bag. It was SO cute and I immediately thought, I could make that out of cardstock! I have 2 ornaments for the girls which I needed to find a small box or bag and I knew I could solve this problem!
I started with 2, 8 1/2 x 11 in pieces of cherry cobbler cardstock and scored the short side at 2 1/2 and 6. The long side was scored at 1 and 8 1/2.
Next, I put sticky strip on the middle rectangle and snipped the sides as shown in the above picture. Then I folded along the score lines, and adhered one half of the box together. I repeated the above steps so that I had 2 box halves, and then adhered together to make 1 box.
A strip of whisper white with 3/4 in circle basic black cardstock circles make up the buttons of the shirt and a belly band of basic black with a silver belt buckle of silver glimmer paper make up the belt. A hole punch quickly marks a spot for the 1 in stitched-edge grosgrain ribbon “suspenders”. I now have 2 of these cute bags sitting on my mantle as decoration, but are also holding Elizabeth’s and Addison’s ornaments that they will put on the tree Christmas Eve.
Have a stamping great holiday!
Cardstock – Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Silver Glimmer paper
Accessories – Scoring tool, sticky strip, paper snips, cherry cobbler 1 in stitched-edge grosgrain ribbon, 3/4 in hole punch, 1/8 in hole punch