How to Make Little Paper Bags for Wedding and Party Favors

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Decorate folded into bag paper cuttings that are distressed with Walnut Inks and stamped with a lace design using MEMENTO ink. Add a round SHEET metal charm with an embossed heart on it. Add sweets in the bags and place them in baskets, on side tables or hang them on branches in a large vase.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 min

Directions:

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Step 1

Cut 8×3″ pieces (~half of an A5)of the cardstock and spray them with Ink Potion No 9. While still wet, spray with the Walnut Inks Cherry Blossom and Lilac in some distance from the papers.

 

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Step 2

Let them dry (or speed up the process with a heat tool), mark the center (long side) and score ¾in from the center left and right.

 

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Step 3

Stamp the lace stamp with MEMENTO Grape Jelly ink pad.

 

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Step 4

Color the round SHEET Metal pieces with the StazOn Royal Purple.

 

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Step 5

When the ink dries, stamp a heart with the VersaMark ink pad, cover with Mboss White Embossing Powder and heat set.

 

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Step 6

Add Tear It! Tape to the inner if the card cuttings and place the sweets (flat ones will fit better and they can be any shape (like hearts, squares).

 

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Step 7

Punch a hole to the folded sides and cut 4″ long pieces of the lace, the ribbon and and the cord.

 

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Step 8

Fold in half the above cuttings and glue them just below the punched hole.

 

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Step 9

Add the round SHEET Metal charm with some cord (which can be also used to hang the paper bag).

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

MEMENTO – Grape Jelly

Walnut Ink – Cherry blossom, Lilac

Ink Potion No.9

SHEET Metal – Round 1″

Tear It! Tape

Sponge Daubers

Mboss Embossing Powder – White

VersaMark – Original

 
Other materials

250g/m2 – 115 lb Cardstock Natural

Kaiserkraft Stamp – Lace

Heart Stamp

Hole Punch

Heat Tool

Hot Glue

Lace, Ribbon, Cord

Sweets

 

Ink Blending with Memento Inks to Create a Rose Wedding Card

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone! It’s Jessica here and I have a fun stenciled card to share with you. I first stenciled the roses with Memento Dye inks, then I stepped it up and stenciled a second layer with shimmery embossing powder. The concept is really simple, and you don’t need a lot of supplies either, but the final effect is just so pretty! I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial! 

Skill: Beginner

Directions:

Art Supplies

Imagine:

VersaFine Clair – Nocturne, Glamorous

Memento Dew Drop Inks – Angel Pink, Rose Bud

Other products:

Blending Brushes STAMPlorations Stencils –

Faces: Pensive, Old Rose

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Gold Glitter Cardstock

Learn How to Make a Kaleidacolor Mother’s Day Card

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By Alison Heikkila

Hello! I don’t know about your mom, but my mom is not really into your typical Mother’s Day card. She’s not really into super flowery, extra sentimental cards. She prefers bolder, more graphic things. So I decided to think “outside of the box” and use triangles! This is a fun and simple way to get a unique looking card with dye based inks from Imagine.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Time: Approx. 20 minutes.

Directions:

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Step 1

Let’s gather our supplies! Grab a Gel Press Petite (I went with a triangle so that I could rotate them 180 degrees each time to get a cool pattern), your favorite Kaleidacolor inkpad, an additional Memento ink pad, and a stencil. For tools, you’ll want an acrylic block or handle, plus a brayer.

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Step 2

Apply the Gel Press Petite to your block. Click together the Kaleidacolor inkpad. Roll the color on to your brayer. It will not look like there is much color on the surface of the Gel Plate, but don’t worry, it’s there.

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Step 3

Pick up the inked Petite (while it’s on the block) and apply it facedown to your cardstock. I left a 1/4″ border below the triangle. Press the triangle into your paper as you would a clear stamp, then peel it away from the cardstock.

Step 4

Apply Teal Zeal to the Triangle Gel Press and roll the color out with your brayer.

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Step 5

Place a stencil on top of the inked triangle and gently press it into the Plate. The Plate will hold the stencil in place.

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Step 6

Flip the Plate (with the stencil still attached) on to a piece of scrap paper. I use copy paper. Press into the scrap to remove the ink from the negative areas. You can see in my photo above how it will look.

Step 7

Peel the paper away from the Plate, then remove the Stencil.

Step 8

Place the Plate directly on top of the first Kaleidacolor inked triangle you created. The left over Teal Zeal ink on the Plate that was trapped under the stencil will transfer to the paper.

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Step 9

Repeat applying the Kalediacolor Ink to the Triangle, flip it around and place onto your cardstock, making sure it’s going in the opposite direction of your first triangle.

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Step 10

To make things go faster, I opted to ink and stamp all of my Kaleidacolor triangles before I finished my stenciled layers. I worked my way across the entire piece of cardstock, from end to end.

Step 11

Repeat the process of applying the Teal Zeal to the triangle, applying the stencil, taking off the excess ink, and then applying to the Kaleidacolor layers. Do this until all of the triangles have a stenciled image on them. Then trim the piece, leaving a 1/4″ at the top.

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Step 12

For my “mom” sentiment, I applied more Teal Zeal to my triangle (you can use any Gel Press Plate for this, but since the triangle was already out, I just used that). I placed a strip of paper on it to pull the color off. I repeated this step until I had enough of the strip covered for my dies to fit the “mom.” I could have just inked the paper. But I wanted the paper to have the same look as the rest of the card. Gel Press printing looks very different than applying ink directly to paper, or using some sort of applicator. This kept everything cohesive.

Step 13

I wanted a shadow layer to my “mom” so I repeated the last step, but I reapplied ink to my strip 3 times to get a darker tone. It’s still Teal Zeal, but at a richer strength because I layered the color several times. I adhered these layers together with On Point Glue.

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Step 14

I created my card base from white cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ x 7.” I applied my Kaleidacolor ink directly to my brayer, sprayed it with Ink Potion No. 9 to help it flow, and rolled it on to the top and bottom of my card base.

Step 15

Adhere the mono-printed layer and the sentiment to the card.

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This was a really fun card to make, and since you can get a huge range of Kaleidacolor inkpads (including a dry one so that you can create your own combination!), you can change up the look of this card easily. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Art Supplies

Imagine

Kaleidacolor Inkpad in Bouquet
Memento Ink in Teal Zeal
On Point Glue

Other

• Gel Press: Petites Set A- Triangle
• AALL & Create: Lotza Trianglez
• Simon Says Stamp: CZ Design- Everett Alphabet Die Cuts
• Brayer
• Acrylic Block/Handle
• Dry Adhesive

All About You!!! An Emboss Resist How To

By LeeAnn McKinney

LeeAnn here with a fun project I made for a friend’s birthday. While looking at my stamps and thinking about what I wanted to do for this project it popped into my mind, and then a happy accident happened while making this mini slimline card that just “Sealed it” for me.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 Minutes

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Imagine Craft Mat

• Clear MBoss

• Memento Rose Bud Dye Ink

• Memento Tangelo Dye Ink

• Memento Dandelion Dye Ink

• Memento Grape Jelly Dye Ink

• Imagine Tear It Tape

• VersaMark

• Memento Dew Drop Bahama Blue

• Memento Dew Drop Bamboo Leaves

• StaZon Stamp Cleaner

• Memento Dew Drop Love Letter

Other Products Used:

• Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares

• Recollections 110 lb Cardstock

• Recollections 65 lb Cardstock

• Darice Heat Tool

• Picket Fence Studios- Spotlight On You Stamp

How to Make Clay Easter Egg-Shaped Ornaments

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Stamp Easter egg designs on clay and color them with StazOn inks and Memento Dual Tip Markers to make Easter ornaments. Decorate tree branches in a vase for a Spring and Easter theme or add them to gift packages and bags.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 30 min + drying time

Directions:

Step 1

On a flat piece of clay, press the egg design stamp.

 

Step 2

Remove the stamp and cut around the design with a pointed tool (a pallet knife, a piercing tool, etc). Don’t forget to open a hole on the top of the shape. Let the clay cure.

 

Step 3

When the clay shapes are ready use a filling tool or some sanding paper to smooth the edge of the clay eggs.

 

Step 4

Use a Sponge Dauber and the StazOn Eden Green to color the embossed designs. You can press the ink pad directly on the clay egg to add more color strength to the embossed design.

 

Step 5

Color parts of the stamped design with the MEMENTO Dual Tip Markers in greenish shades.

 

Step 6

For the next design use the StazOn Black Cherry and the MEMENTO Dual Tip Marker Tuxedo black, Angel Pink and Lady Bug to color it following the same procedure as above.

 

Step 7

Finally, use StazOn Fuschia Pink and MEMENTO Dual Tip Markers Pear Tart, Rose Bud and Bamboo Leaves to color the clay egg.
You can color around the edges of the clay eggs with the All-Purpose Ink Vegas Gold and add ribbons.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

StazOn – Eden Green, Black Cherry, Fuchsia Pink 

MEMENTO Dual Tip Markers – Angel Pink, Dandelion, Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug 

Sponge Daubers 

All-Purpose Ink – Vegas Gold

Other materials

Air-Dry Clay – White

Viva Decor Stamps – Easter Eggs

Satin Ribbons Various Colors

Sanding Paper

 

Make a Happy Easter Card with an Egg Shell Inspired Background

By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Simple and easy to make Easter greetings card with an egg shell-like background made by sprinkling Fireworks! paint on a blank white card and lightly distress with MEMENTO Desert sand ink pad. Stamp on a piece of cotton ribbon with VersaFine CLAIR Tulip red to use as an embellishment to decorate the card.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 45 min

 

Directions

 

Step 1

Sprinkle Fireworks! Desert Sand on a piece of 4×6 in white card stock. Cover half of it and sprinkle with Fireworks! Rhubarb Stalked color.

 

Step 2

Use a Sponge Dauber to lightly distress around the white card stock piece with the MEMENTO Desert Sand ink pad.

 

Step 3

Stamp the abstract stamp with VersaFine CLAIR Tulip Red on a piece of cotton ribbon.

 

Step 4

Color a wooden Happy Easter shape with VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad.

 

Step 5

Use the same ink pad to stamp an egg design on the natural card stock and cut around it.

 

Step 6

Place Tear It! Tape to the back of the cotton and gingham ribbons. Glue the white card stock piece on the card base.

 

Step 7

Attach the cotton ribbon first, then half-covering with the gingham ribbon. Add loops of jute cord with hot glue. Finally, place the egg with some foam tape and the Happy Easter shape.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine

MEMENTO – Desert Sand

VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne, Tulip Red 

Fireworks! Desert Sand, Rhubarb Stalked 

Tear It! Tape 

On Point Glue 

Sponge Daubers  

 

Other

Viva decor stamps – Easter eggs

Darkroom door stamp – Abstract

Gingham wine red ribbon 1in

Cotton ribbon 1.5in

Jute cord

Knorr Prandell wooden shapes – Easter

White card stock

Natural card stock

Hot glue

Foam tape