So we’re back at another Monday morning, and once again I’m wondering where the past week went. Maybe it’s my age but I swear time has speeded up at an alarming rate. Being Monday, it’s time for another What Will You Stamp? Challenge. This week it’s WWYS188 – Takeout Treats.
The stamp set is designed for all those treats and little gifts you’ll need over the coming months. Yes there is one Halloween sentiment, but there’s also Christmas, thank you, love and other options too. So for my Takeout Treats Design Team project, I created a gift packaging idea for Christmas.
BORING BAG NO LONGER
I began with a plain white paper bag purchased at my local Dollarama. I could have covered it with stamped images from the Takeout Treats, but that was a bit obvious. Instead I thought it would be fun to try embossing the bag.
I pulled out my Big Shot and multipurpose platform and the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Next I spritzed the bag very lightly with clean water and then placed the bag inside the folder with the bottom of the bag towards the crease.
I thought the bag was possibly a little too thick, so instead of putting a cutting pad on top I used some very thick card. This card was a little thinner than the cutting pad, but it did the trick. I rolled the embossing folder through the Big Shot twice as usual, then set the bag aside.
From the Takeout Treats Stamp Set I chose the ‘This is For You!’ sentiment. I stamped it onto some Whisper White Card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Next, using the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform, I cut out the sentiment using the Layering Squares Framelits. This sentiment fitted perfectly inside the #3 scalloped-edge die from the set (counting from the smallest up). Once cut, I used a Sponge Dauber to add a little Mossy Meadow ink around the edges.
With the sentiment complete I could then cut the top for my treat bag from Mossy Meadow Card. I scored the card down the centre, then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. The folded piece would now sit over the top of the embossed bag.
THE BAG TOP
I wanted Christmas images for my bag top and for that turned to the Winter Woods Stamp Set.
On some Sahara Sand Card I stamped 4 pine cones in Soft Suede ink. Then on Old Olive Card I stamped 9 pine branches in Mossy Meadow ink. These pieces were then cut out using the coordinating dies from the In the Woods Framelits.
One final element was needed before I could assemble the bag top, the lacy edge. So using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch I punched two long strips of Poppy Parade Card.
I began by using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the two lacy borders behind the Mossy Meadow piece. Then I added the sentiment to the right-hand end with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The die-cut branches came next, fixed along the front of the Mossy Meadow piece with liquid glue. With the branches in place I could then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the pine cones.
I liked the layout, but it did seem a little boring, it needed a bit of shine and I knew just where to look.
From the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes pack I chose the red bow and attached it to the sentiment. Finally, with some of the Garden Green dots from the same pack scattered around the pine branches, I was finished.
WWYS188 TAKEOUT TREATS
I really like the Takeout Treats Stamp Set. The variety of sentiments and images makes this a really versatile set.
To see just how versatile, do check out the What Will You Stamp? blog for inspiration from other members of the Design Team
If you have this stamp set we’d love to see your ideas. To join the WWYS188 challenge simply create a new project using at least 1 stamped image from the Takeout Treats Stamp Set. Then upload it to the challenge gallery for everyone to see.
At the end of the challenge well randomly select one person to be our winner. You’ll get bragging rights, and a winner’s badge to display on your social media. You’ll also receive an invitation to join us as our Guest Designer two weeks later.
You can see another project I created using the Takeout Treats Stamp Set in my blog post Santa’s Apron Christmas Cheer.
Starting today customers can now buy accessories for their Stamparatus. If you’ve ever thought it would be useful to have extra hinge plates, now you can. Order them in packs of two. There’s also a replacement foam mat available to purchase as well. My favourite though is the Stamparatus Grid Paper, perfectly sized to make your stamping experience even better.
SNOW IN THE FORECAST
If like me you like your snow in your decor and papercrafting and not on the ground, you’re in for a treat! In November Stampin’ Up! will be releasing an exclusive new suite of products. Two stamp sets, a set of gorgeous coordinating dies, snowflake trinkets and white Velvet Paper. I’ve just placed my pre-order so I’ll be able to show you these amazing products in a week or so.
Just one word of warning, these items will only be available for customers to purchase during November, and only while stocks last. So be ready to place your order early in November so you don’t miss out.
Of course if you don’t want to wait that long, you could join Stampin’ Up! today and add the items to your Starter Kit. Contact me for more information.
BUNDLE BONUS – The Takeout Treats Stamp Set can be purchased by itself or you can buy it with the coordinating Takeout Thinlits Dies. I didn’t use these dies today (they include a little takeout-style box) but I’ve included a link to the bundle below. If you want both items you’ll save 10% if you order them using the special bundle code.
geraldine homenchuk says
WOW! This is just great, Tracy! I am so impressed! Who’da thunk?! Embossing a paper bag! Well, I guess YOU did, and look how great it turned out! This is sooo cute! I love it! Love how you’ve trimmed the top too. I’m even going to try this with a brown paper lunch bag! Thanks for the inspiration and the heads up on November goodies to look forward to!
Tracy Elsom says
Thank you Geraldine. My Big Shot is quite tight so that’s why I needed to use thick card rather than the cutting pad on top of the embossing folder. Do a couple of test runs and see what combination works best for your Big Shot and the bags you end up buying.
WWYS Blog says
I love every aspect of this not-so-boring bag Tracy!
Tracy Elsom says