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November 16, 2011

Design Team: Lisa Somerville Week 9

Lisa Somerville's Holiday Gift Bag 

We have another amazing idea to wrap all those holiday goodies in! Lisa Somerville used the amazing Pink By Design Stamps and the eCraft software to create a unique snowflake and label! See how she did it below:

Holiday Gift Bag (Create a Snowflake from the Branch image)
Designer – Lisa Somerville

Finished View

Card Stock – Burgundy, Olive, White
Pattern Paper (Stampin’ Up!)
3L Tape Foam Dots/Adhesive Sheets
Sponge Dauber
Stamp – shown Pink by Design Old Time Christmas
Ink – Ranger Black Archival (Not Shown), Versamark (Not Shown), Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Ranger Tinsel Embossing Powder
Hemp (Not Shown)
Bells (Not Shown)
Clear Embossing Powder (Not Shown)
Tidy Tray (Not Shown)

Branch (directions follow on how to turn it into a snowflake) – eCraft

eCraft Settings:
Pressure Setting – 6
Tab Density –0
Tab Width – 0
Multi Cut – 0
Blade Cap – on
Card Stock Stabilizer used

Cut Bag-It template from pattern paper using the eCraft, score and assemble per directions, aside.

To create tag:
Open tag image in eCraft software, size as desired, cut from White card stock, stamp image in Back Archival.  With Tag file open, select Style>Shadow Blackout, cut from Burgundy card stock.  Layer White stamped tag onto Burgundy Tag, set aside.

To create button:
Open button image in eCraft software, resize to desired size.  Note when resizing you will have to resize both the cut and drawn images separately, then group them together.  Cut from Burgundy card stock.  Resize button smaller and cut from Olive card stock.  Clear emboss both buttons, layer on top of each other, tie with hemp; adhere to tag with dimensionals, set aside.

To create snowflake from Branch image:

Open Branch in eCraft Software, resize as desired.  Note – the wider you make the branch the better cut you will achieve.

Rotate Branch, Edit>Copy>Edit>Paste to add second branch.  To join them Edit>Select All>Edit>Union.  

To finish turning the branches into a snowflake Edit>Copy, Edit>Paste, then rotate image and move it into place, continue to do this until your image looks like the one pictured above.

To complete the transformation of the branches into the snowflake as shown above, click Edit>Select All, Edit>Union.

Adhere 3L Adhesive paper to White card stock, insert into eCraft with the Adhesive Backing side face up.  This will allow your image to have a better cut.  Cut image.  Resize “branch snowflake” a bit smaller and cut smaller image.

Peel Adhesive from snowflake.  Discard backing, press snowflake image sticky side down into Tinsel Embossing Powder, shake off extra, heat with heat gun.  Repeat with smaller image. 

Adhere smaller snowflake to larger one with dimensional, adhere to bag as shown with Pop Up Glue Dot.  Embellish, by adding Bells, Button and Tag images.

Close Up

Thank you Lisa for this wonderful project! We love the creative use of the branches as a snowflake! 

To see more of Lisa's projects go visit her blog here:

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