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

 

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

 

Quick & Easy: Quick & Easy Stenciling Technique

by Melissa Andrew

Today, I am sharing a very simple Tuscan Sky using Memento inks and a cloud stencil. Adding different colors of ink, in a repeating pattern gives a lot of interest to your card. The technique is simple, yet the final product looks professional and gorgeous. This is also a popular trend with card makers and having a few simple tools, will allow you to join the fun as a beginning paper crafter.

Memento Inkpad Paris Dusk

Memento Inkpad Morocco

Memento Inkpad Dandelion

Memento Inkpad Danube Blue


Rainy Day – 6×6 Stencil

Cardstock

Imagine Craft Mat

Case base – white or black


Tear It Tape

Sponge Daubers

 

We will be working on a piece of cardstock cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches, and we will call this our panel. Choose a stencil with a cloud edge. If you do not have a stencil, this is not a problem, simply cut out a piece of thick card stock with bumps like a cloud. Make sure your cut piece is several inches wider than your panel. Next, choose the Dandelion (yellow) Memento Ink and pick up a bit of color with a sponge dauber. Dab a little off onto your craft mat or a scrap piece of paper before inking your panel. Place the stencil edge near the bottom of your panel. Gently add color over the top of the stencil/or cloud cut-out onto the panel. Using a light touch, move the dauber in a circular motion over the edges of the tops of the clouds.

Repeat step one with all four colors of ink. For each layer, move or flip your stencil to get different patterns for each layer. I did two layers each of Dandelion, Morocco, and Danube Blue, and one layer of Paris Dusk at the end to represent the sky behind the clouds. Next, choose a sentiment from any clear stamp set and stamp a sentiment using the Danube Blue Memento Ink on the cloud scene panel.

Add Tear It Tape to the backside of the cloud panel and adhere to an A2 sized card base. Make sure you press the tape down firmly so it will be easier to peel the backing off the tape. It is best to use the tape on the edges of the card so the paper does not curl on the card base. Once you peel off the backing, adhere to the front of your card base. Don’t forget to check that the fold of the card base is on the left side.

At this point, the card is finished and is ready to gift! You can continue to embellish with extra details such as glitter, decorative dots, or hand-drawn elements, but it is pretty just as it is too.

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