Hello crafting friends and welcome to a new challenge at Dies R Us.
Challenge # 149 ~ Christmas in July!
My friends had already told me how addictive these cute little treat bags were to make, but I didn't realise how much until I started making a few of my own :-)
They are easy to put together and the possibilities are endless.
Here are the few I did for Christmas. They are adorable and perfect for a few chocolates, jewellery, or any other small treat. They are also just the perfect size for a gift card.
Here are the four I made. The first of many, I assure you :-)
A closer look at the two made with Christmas patterned card stock. On the left you have the Candy Cane made with papers from Graphic 45's The Nutcracker. I used all the hardware that came with the die except the little tag. On the Snowmen purse, I did not use any of the hardware as I wanted to pattern of the paper to show. So I made the closure just behind the holy on the inside.
Here is a look at the back of these cute purses.
And how about that elegant clutch bag for the Christmas party or/and New Year's party?
For the bag on the left, I used specialty cotton paper and black mirror card stock. For the closure, I used a button with a pearl, but coloured the pearl black with a copic marker. The one on the right was also made with specialty card stock and gold mirror card stock. I used a gold button with a crystal in the middle as my closure.
All closures on all four purses are done with velcro dots.
And a quick look on at the back of the clutch bags.
Aren't they cute? I plan on making more and placing little treats in them. They're perfect for those special people in my life. I can see one of these with, a little bracelet, as a stocking stuffer for my little granddaughter.
And best of all, all you need is one die, the Concord & 9th - Everyday Purse! Add pretty papers and a little relaxing time and voila, you have yourself some precious little gift bags.
The purses measure approx. 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" (13.7 cm x 10.7 cm) when put together.
The clutch bags are about 2 7/8" x 4 1/4" (7.3 cm x 10.7 cm)
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store. A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month. Be sure to follow on Facebook and Pinterest too.
Before I go, I'd like to remind you that Dies R Us' sister store, Didi Crafts, is now open. It has warehouses located in the USA and Canada. It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies, including Marianne Design, and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts. Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!
Till next time,
stay safe and healthy!