Camelia Tags and a Gift Bag

3 camellia tags

I’m back with some more tags. Previously, the Power Poppy blog has inspired me to deconstruct those gorgeous floral images, and it may be my favorite twist on the usual stamped and colored card.  This time, I printed and colored the Camellias digi stamp.  I was experimenting with shading some acid green leaves, and the finished image turned out *really* vivid!

purple camellias full image

I decided that maybe the flowers would be most effective in small doses, so I die cut a slew of tags. I backed all of them with lavender card stock, and then stamped and heat-embossed small sentiments on each. Several of the Power Poppy stamp sets have a perfect, tiny “For You” that’s just perfect for a gift tag.

several camellia tags

My newly-crafted tags inspired me to make this little gift bag for my friend Dani, who gifted me a couple of ink pads.

camellias gift bag

I cut the bag pieces from card stock that is a much brighter light green in real life! Then I die cut a butterfly, outlined the shape with stickles, added some acetate for backing, and assembled the bag.

gift bag lawn fawn die

I filled it with some Speculoos-filled chocolate cups from Trader Joes, and tied the top with some lavender seam binding.  I tied my tags together with twine and then attached them to the bag. I think it looks very springy!

camellias gift bag close up



Power Poppy Camellias digital stamp
Copic Markers
Avery Elle tag die: Simply Tags
Simon Says Stamp tag die: Tiny Tags
Lawn Fawn Treat Bag die
Hero Arts butterfly die: Antique Butterflies & Flowers Framelits
Paper Source Lavender card stock and twine


Festive Thanksgiving Treat Bags

treat bag angled

It seems like I just finished making Halloween candy boxes, and now I’m making these darling little treat bags for my in-laws’ Thanksgiving open house.  They’re relatively simple to make: just a couple of dies, patterned paper and some foiled Dresden turkeys. And hot glue – can’t forget the hot glue!

ghirardelli square

I chose double-sided paper from Basic Grey’s Persimmon collection.  This might be my very favorite autumnal collection of papers, as I find navy and orange to be such a sharp color combination, and I love that the prints range from vintage flowers, to bold stripes and tribal designs.

striped treat bag

I happily mixed and matched patterns, and really like that the design of the die allows for a glimpse of the inside paper pattern at the top of the bag.

Treat Bags

I’m using the Deco Bag Dies by Paper Smooches for my base. I recommend using Scor-tape to hold it together, as you’ll want a strong adhesive.  Be sure to line up the edges of the bags carefully, because the die is designed to make a slightly roomier shape than a flat pocket.

deco die

The medallions are cut from the Sizzix Brenda Walton Medallions Decorative Strip Die  and the Sizzix Mini Paper Rosettes die. If you choose to use the lacier Brenda Walton medallion, don’t bother punching out all of the little holes.  Just start folding along the score lines and most (if not all) of the little bits should fall right out.  You’ll need hot glue to assemble the rosettes, and you can adjust the size depending on how tight you make the centers.

paper strips

I found my foiled turkeys on etsy, but is a great source for all sorts of Dresden trims and shapes.  The turkeys were hot glued to the medallions and then the medallions were hot glued to the bags. Each bag will hold one Ghiradelli square, my favorite kind of treat!

treat bag group

Instead of turkeys, you can die-cut label shapes for the center of the medallions to create fun place cards.  I bet gold heat-embossed leaf or feather designs would look wonderful too.

Turkey Medallion