Thursday, April 13, 2017

DIY Birthday Gift Tag, Bag and Easel Birthday Set with Graphic 45!

Do you love easy DIY Gift Sets!!!
With Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary it is super easy to create a gift bag, gift tag and a fabulously easy Happy Birthday Card!!!
The set would also make a wonderful Easter set, Mother's Day or other special gift set!

A Ladies' Diary Happy Birthday Card!

Make sure to check out my Snapguide to see the tutorial on how to create the easel card!

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 a Ladies Diary Birthday Card. by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

One of my favorite techniques is fussy cutting.
I love how easy it to incorporate that technique with each of the Graphic 45 Collections.
Fussy cutting beautiful paper not only gives your projects fabulous dimension but it also creates unique embellishments that are perfect for each project.
The only thing you need is a nice sharp pair of scissors and some beautiful paper.

Always move and turn the paper to glide into the blades of the scissors; don’t use a cutting motion.

Before cutting any of the images or motifs from the paper, trim around the image first to remove excess paper.

   I like to have two of the same sheet of paper so I can cut the whole image from one piece and smaller parts from the second piece to layer together with pop dots.

HINT: Lay stamp sentiment on the card prior to inking to determine sentiment placement.
Place block on to stamps and lift up.
Apply ink to stamp and then stamp sentiment for a clear placement.

Creating the easel by using fussy cut pieces from pattern paper.

A Ladies Diary Gift Bag!

Adhere Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary to front of a white gift bag.

Follow the tips for the card for fussy cutting and layering images and flowers.

Tie pretty tulle to the handle and fill with tissue paper before gift giving.

Remember to create a gift card using Graphic 45 Celebrate Tags.

Fussy cut image from pattern paper; adhere to tag.

 I hope you have been inspired to grab a few gift bags the next time you are in your local craft store to recreate A Ladies Diary Gift Set for someone special. Hugs Pam

Material Used:
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Deluxe Collection Set
Graphic 45 Cheers, Party, Celebrate Kraft Tags
Hampton Arts Children’s Hour 2 Stamp Set
Black Ink
Stamp Block
May Arts Ribbon: White Tulle and Pink Crinkle Ribbon
Gift Bag
White Card Stock
Sharp scissors
Xyron Creative Station
Xyron Mega Runner
Pop Dots
Glue Dots
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  1. Love your work, Pam!! Any chance of you having a scrappin retreat open to those of us who would love to spend a weekend (Thurs -Sun) learning from you???