Monday, October 29, 2007

Wild About Bag-a-lopes!

I've been going a bit crazy making these lately...they're very addictive once you get started, and it's so easy to whip one up in just a few minutes.
In case you haven't heard of them, this is called a bag-a-lope, and you can make one from any sized envelope (this one is a Stampin' Up! C6 envelope). It's simply a matter of sealing your envelope, stamping on it (a Wheel makes it really quick!), scoring 3 sides and cutting off the third, folding along the score lines, forming it into a bag shape (you'll need to tape down the two little triangles that form to the bottom), and voila! So now a little gift bag is just an envelope away!
I've embellished mine with Ellie from "Wild About You". The grass she is standing on is just the flower stem stamped upside down. I've punched a couple of holes to thread ribbon through and hold it closed. The colours I've used are Orchid Opulence, Pixie Pink and Certainly Celery. The wheel is "Petals" from the Spring Min i Catalogue. You can't actually buy a Jumbo wheel in Orchid Opulence, but I like the colour so much that I made my own! It's easy...just buy an Un-inked Cartridge and a re-inker. Use the nozzle of the re-inker to rotate the cartridge and apply drops of ink as you go.
Here's another bag-a-lope in a Christmas theme: Ink: Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue
Stamps: Star Studded Wheel, Terrific tags (Level 1 Hostess set)
Other: Silver Cord, Tag Punch, Corner Rounder Punch (guard removed- for scalloped edge)

1 comment:

  1. These are really cute. I'm going to try one for myself. TFS>



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