Monday, July 29, 2013

Bridal Shower Favors

My oldest son Adam is getting married August 24 and this past weekend my daughter and I gave a bridal shower for his fiance Stephanie. It was a surprise. We had planned a mother/daughter lunch at a local tea house ( lie ).  I told her that we'd have to make it a late lunch because I had a scrapbook class that I was teaching that day and it wasn't going to get out until 1:30 or so ( I totally lied ). She and her mom were to meet my daughter and I at the house at two. Right on schedule, she walked in the door and SURPRISE!

The colors for the wedding are Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight and used those colors for the favors. Inside the bag is chocolate. Yum-O! When the new Stampin' Up! Catalog came out and I saw these bags in there I was thrilled! They are actually flat bags and I did a bit of scoring and folding to make them into a bag with a gusset. Here is a quick tutorial on how I did that. 

Tag A Bag Gift Bags 131370
Price: $3.95
Tag a Bag Gift bags are a fun way to give a treat to someone special. Kraft bags with White chevron ombre print. Combine these with our Tag a Bag Accessory Kit and you can't go wrong!

* 10 bags, each 5-1/4" x 8-1/4"
* Food safe

These are the bags I used in the catalog. As I said, they are flat. Great for tucking little gifts into or using for a candy buffet at a wedding or any event. I wanted the bags to have a flat bottom so this is how I did that.

I laid the bag on my Simply Scored Tool and scored at 1" and 4" ( ignore the little marker which I did not use as a guide ). 
Then turn the bag and score 1" along the bottom of the bag.
Then I used my bone folder to fold all the score lines making it easy to fold. 
I opened the bag and stuck my hand in and flattened the the bottom and folded in the sides to make gussets. 
I put a piece of sticky strip on each little flap and then folded those down to make the bottom flat. 

It's that easy! I did cut a piece of cardstock to about 2" by 3" inches, I think and placed that on the inside bottom to make it sturdy. Fill with candy and decorate the outside and voila! 
I made the little flowers using the Creped Filter paper. Folded and punched the paper using my 1-1/4" Scallop punch, then sponged using Daffodil Delight, layered five pieces together and used a brad to hold them together and squished to make a fluffy flower. 
Just have to show you the decor I hung over the food table and gift table. I made those puffy balls using tissue paper - so easy to do! The rosette was easy to make using my  Rosette die for the Big Shot. 
 I made two smaller ones as well to hang over the gift table which I forgot to take a picture of. Easy diy decor to make for any occasion!

Supplies Used:
Tag a Bag Gift Bags - 131370
Regal Designer Series Paper Stacks - 130139
Brights Designer Series Paper Stacks - 130134
Creped Filter Paper - 129393
Teeny Tiny wishes stamp set - wood mount - 128748 clear mount - 127802
Bitty Banners Framelits - 129267
Daffodil Delight ink - 126944
Night of Navy ink - 126970
Scallop Punch 1-1/4" - 127811
Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die - 125594
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons - 127555
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246



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