Have you seen the Gilded Leafing in the Stampin’ Up! 2022/2023 Annual Catalogue? It’s a product that’s easy to overlook, especially if you have no idea how it’s used. Even I’ve wondered why I needed it when I can simply heat emboss on my projects instead. I’ve added it to a few projects in the past but today I found the perfect use for my Gilded Leafing, adding a touch of luxury to a clear cellophane bag. Gilded Leafing has a purpose when the materials you’re using can’t be heated!
Although I added a tag, this project really is all about that bag. In fact it started out as a Clear Medium Envelope and I simply trimmed off the flap. Then I attached a line of Tear & Tape Adhesive along the cut edge. After removing the protective paper from the adhesive I covered the tape with the Gilded Leafing. After pressing it down firmly I rubbed and removed the excess and put it back in the tub. Then I flipped the envelope over, added Tear & Tape to the cut edge on that side and repeated the process.
With that done I added my candy eggs to the ‘bag’ and tied some white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack around it to keep the bag closed.
For the gift tag I cut some Thick Basic White Card using the largest of the fancy topped dies from the Tailor Made Tags Dies. Then I stamped “Happy Easter” from the Celebrating You Stamp Set at the bottom using Tuxedo Black ink.
For my cute bunny I could have used a stamp from the Playing In The Rain Stamp Set. Instead I pulled out a sheet from the Rain Or Shine 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). Then I used the coordinating die from the Playing In The Rain Dies to cut him out. I had and instant bunny with no colouring needed.
After attaching the bunny to the tag with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals I added some gold Festive Pearls. Then I threaded the tag onto the twine on the bag and tied it with a simple bow. Just like that my very special Easter treat was complete. Isn’t it amazing the difference a little bit of Gilded Leafing can make!
For some other projects using the Gilded Leafing see these earlier blog posts:
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Playing In The Rain Dies and coordinating Playing In The Rain Stamp Set (not used today) using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option.