Hello and happy Wednesday! The temps here have been steadily declining, and it's been downright cold lately. I probably shouldn't be surprised, seeing as this is winter and all, but I'm missing the 40 degree temps we had just a few days ago. Lol (You know it's bad when 40 is warm!) We're gearing up for our first *real* winter storm of the season, and weather forecasters are predicting we'll be getting a good amount of snow. That's a bummer for me as I'll have to wear something other than flip flops (haha), but our daughter *loves* the snow. I thought this little gift would be perfect for her after she's done freezing out in the cold. ;)
We're having a special Reverse Confetti release today, and showcasing items from the new In the Bag Bundle, which includes the In the Bag Confetti Cuts and 6 clear plastic boxes, as well as the new Layered Bow Confetti Cuts. These goody holders the perfect size for a treat!
To create my item, I first started by using the In the Bag CC on a piece of pink polka dot paper to create the liner at the base of the package. I also used the Doin' the Wave CC on light gray and aqua CS, and adhered the pieces to the pink dot paper. (The die cut piece comes out of the machine with perforated lines to help give nice, sharp creases, and I used a little bit of Scor-tape on the bottom to secure it to the clear packaging.) I then added a couple packages of Ghiradelli hot cocoa and some pink heart marshmallows inside the bag before closing the top.
I then used the Thanks Tag CC on gray and white CS to create a tag, adhering the pieces together then topping with another wave die cut. Several of the images from S'more Love were then stamped on watercolor paper using Versafine ink, then heat set with clear embossing powder before being colored with watercolor markers. While the images were drying, I used the Layered Bow CC on pink polka dot paper and aqua CS, then assembled the bow. A small coordinating tag was then cut from white and aqua CS, and stamped with one of the sentiments from S'more Love.
Once the images were dry, they were die cut with their coordinating S'more Love CC and adhered to the two tags. The smaller tag was adhered directly on top of the larger tag, then the two tags were secured to the bag with aqua twine. To finish up, I adhered the bow to the bag using Scor-tape.
Well, that wraps it up for me today.. Here's a list of all of today's participants:
Have a great one!