Thursday, January 21, 2021

Ink to Paper's In Stitches: Tote Die - Assembly Tips and Tricks for Wool Felt Totes!

Hello, friends!  I am so happy to be here today sharing these two adorable tote bags made with the new In Stitches: Tote Bag die set from Ink to Paper!  I simply cannot stress enough how CUTE these little bags are.  And I also can't stop thinking about all the ways you can use them.  Not only are they perfect as packaging for gift cards and other small gifts, they would be absolutely perfect for baby showers, bridal showers, teacher gifts... oh, the possibilities!  

You can assemble these little totes with cardstock, but I thought they would be especially cute made with wool felt.  I started by die cutting all of my pieces from wool felt.  To add sturdiness and stability to the totes, I also die cut the front, back, and bottom pieces from 80# cardstock.  I trimmed a sliver off (approximately 1/8") of each side of these cardstock pieces and used a small amount of liquid adhesive to attach them to the coordinating wool felt pieces.  Note that I did not add cardstock to the sides of the totes; I wanted these to remain soft and pliable. 

Then came my favorite part: embellishing!  You can embellish with virtually anything you want.  For my first tote, I first added a simple chain stitch along both edges.  I then chose to XO Heart Frames die (die cut with two shades of green cardstock) and glued the embellishments to the center of the tote front with liquid adhesive.  I also added some sequins here and there and a tag I made with a sentiment from the Wreath Favor Box Sentiments stamp set (attached to the handle with a jump ring).

For my second tote, I die cut the To Die For Sentiments: Hello Beautiful sentiment from white cardstock and a pretty daisy from the Into the Blooms die set (adding a leaf from the Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence die set).  I stitched on some sweet little leaves from the Tote Bag Accessories die and added some white daisy sequins here and there. 

I next attached the tote bag handles.  I used ribbon for my handles, which was pretty but too flimsy for the handles to stand up.  To remedy this, I used the handle die from the Tote Bag die set and die cut two strips of 80# cardstock.  I adhered these to the ribbon, which gave enough stability to keep the handles upright.  I then attached these to the insides of the front and back of the bags.  

To assemble the totes, I ran a thin bead of hot glue along the right inner edge of the front of the tote, adhering the side piece.  I then did the same thing again by running a bead of hot glue down the inside edge of the right side piece and adhering the back of the tote bag.  I followed the same process, next the bottom of the tote bag and then the final left side.  You may find it necessary to trim a bit of the bottom off the tote... I found that this made it easier to make all of the pieces flush.

Aren't these just the sweetest little totes?  I can't get enough of them.  I hope you enjoyed these projects; if you have any questions on how I assembled the bags, please drop me a comment and I'll be sure to get back to you.  Links to the products I used are above, and you can also find an incredible kit with felt and other accessories here.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll see you again soon!  


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Ink to Paper's Feathered Friends 7 Die

Hi!  It's so nice to see you again with another cardmaking project from Ink to Paper's January release!  This die cut card was made with the new Feathered Friends 7 dies.  I LOVE die cutting, and I had so much fun combining die cuts to make this floral card. 

I started by die cutting my largest circle from the new Delicate Doilies die set and one small circle from the Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles dies.  I stamped my sentiment from the Just Sentiments: Love stamp set, then adhered both circles to my card (I added foam tape to the small circle for added dimension.  I then die cut the bird from white cardstock and added color using Copic markers before adhering it to the larger circle.  To finish the card, I die cut florals and foliage from the Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence die set to create little flower bunches here and there around the card (I added some gold foil cardstock into the flower layers and into the foliage for some added glimmer).  A few gold and white dots here and there finished this card! 

I hope you enjoyed this project!  Links to the products I used are above.  I have some more stitched products from this awesome new release coming to the blog... I hope to see you again soon!  


Ink to Paper Feathered Friends 7 Mini Stamp Set

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by today for this cardmaking project made with Ink to Paper's new Feathered Friends Mini 7 stamp set!  Isn't this such a sweet little hummingbird? 

I started my card by die cutting a banner with the In Stitches: Banner die, adding a simple chain stitch with white embroidery thread around the edge.  I then used the Cover Plate: Ornate die to emboss a white cardstock base and adhered my stitched banner on top.  I die cut my sentiment with the To Die For: Bright Days die three times, layering them on top of each other for dimension, and adhering it to the banner. 

To embellish my card, I stamped my hummingbird with the Feathered Friends 7 mini stamp set with Distress Oxide inks in different shades of blue.  I die cut a big, beautiful flower and two leaves using the Into the Blooms die set, ink blending Distress Oxide inks on tops.  Some white and black splatters for some artistic details finished this card! 

I hope you enjoyed this bright, colorful project!  Links to the products I used are above.  Thanks again for stopping by and I'll be back with more projects from Ink to Paper's January release! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Ink to Paper's Just Sentiments: Established + Inside Greetings: Established Stamp Sets

Hello!  I'm thrilled you're back for this project made with the new Just Sentiments: Established  + Inside Greetings: Established stamp sets.  This was such a fun card to make! 

I started my project by blending different shades of brown and gray on a white cardstock panel then die cutting them with the Woodwork dies.  After adhering them to a cardstock panel, I die cut my "Love" sentiment with this die and adhered it onto my panel, popping it up with foam tape.  I then stamped my "Established" from the Just Sentiments: Established set onto a banner I die cut from the Banner Builder: Basics dies and stamped my "2000" in the bottom corner.  

All that was left were some pretty florals, which I stamped with the Framing Florals and Pleasing Envelopes: Special Delivery stamp sets.  I did some quick and simple Copic coloring and adhered them around my card.  Some white splatters and this card was finished! 

I hope you enjoyed this project!  Links to the products I used are above.  I'll see you again soon with another Ink to Paper cardmaking project!  

Custom Post Signature

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