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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Playtime...

...and time to try one of my new toys.

At the last members weekend at Pinnacle Crafts I managed to grab the We R Memory Keepers...
...Gift Bag punch board - something that I have wanted for a while. I already had the box making board but after seeing the gift bag board demonstrated it went onto my 'wish list'.
I thought I'd have a bit of a play as I wanted to make some small jewellery size bags...
 ...and I also wanted to try some different materials to see how the bags turned out.
This bag was very straight forward...
...a sheet of 12x12 gold CS (Papermania Christmas Stack) cut in half made the perfect size bag and I was able to decorate it with a digi image (Bugaboo Stamps) and some pretty wire-edged ribbon. The ribbon not only adds to the decoration but also closes the bag. The colours match very well with the cuff bracelet that will go inside.
I wanted to try some fancy acetate and see if I could adjust the sizing...
...I made a bit of a boo-boo over the size that I cut the acetate but with a bit of fiddling, I was able to come up with a bag approx. half the width of the gold bag. A bit too much faffing about for my liking although I was pleased with the result. I think I'll stick with 12x12 CS and acetate as the bag size is just right for what I will be putting inside.

As you can see, I've also been making a few more Loom band cuffs. I really do like the aqua colour gel-bands mixed with the white solid bands.

I have to say, I'm pleased with my Gift Bag Board. With the stacks of CS I have I'll be able to make plenty of bags and hopefully make a bit of a dent in some of the stash that I probably wouldn't use for scrapping or card making (you know the stuff I mean - had to have it at the time but never used it and now can't understand why I bought it in the first place). Yes, I have to say that this was a purchase that was worth the wait and I will be making good use of..........................................................

6 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh that's fab - no idea how it works but love the end results - do I see Christmas presents in the making there?

debby4000 said...

Love the bags and what a great loom bracelets to use has closures on the post below.
luv
Debby

Redanne said...

Your little bag looks lovely and will be perfect for your beautiful loom bands (I am still at single width size but love the look of yours) - looks like a very useful piece of kit with Christmas just around the corner! Anne xx

Lori said...

The punch boards are so much fun! I've got a couple and use them quite often. Yours is adorable!

sue jones said...

Looks great - i might need one!

Stef H said...

wow! i don't think i've seen that punch in any of the stores here in the states! i did get me 2 of their BIG punches and did NOT like them at all. couldn't follow the directions on how to use them around the edges and it just didn't line up. made a few friends very happy when i gave them to them. this is fabulous. you aced it!

have a great weekend!

hugs :)