Hey there! Melissa here for today’s Sizzix Inspiration with a quick project for all you baby lovers out there! I mean seriously, who doesn't love new babies? This Apron Die from Lori Whitlock may have been created for bakers, but no one ever said turning it into cute little overalls was off limits. So today I'm going to walk you through the steps to make your very own baby gift bags!
I started by making the main treat bags using the Sizzix Lori Whitlock Apron Die. To create the sandwich, I layered a Extended Cutting Pad, the Sizzix Lori Whitlock Apron Die, the darker blue paper, and then the Extended Crease Pad on top. I repeated this once more to create the back panel for the bag. Once the front & back panels were created, I then repeated the steps two more times using light mint green paper to create the side panels.
Before assembling the bag, I first adhered the paper pocket to one of the darker blue panels and then used the Sizzix Lori Whitlock Quilted Diamonds Embossing Folder to add some texture to the front panel. When using embossing folders in the Sizzix Big Shot machine, open up your Multipurpose Platform to tab 1 and lay down one Standard Cutting Pad. Lay your material inside of the embossing folder and close it. Place this on top of the first cutting pad and then place a second Standard Cutting Pad on top. Roll this sandwich through your Big Shot. When complete, I assembled the bag and went on to create the elephant embellishment.
I began by placing the Multipurpose Platform in my machine using both tabs 1 and 2. I then layered a Cutting Pad, the elephant Framelits from the Sizzix Lori Whitock Baby set (blade side down), the white paper, and then another Cutting Pad on top. I then drew on a little eyeball with a Sharpie and attached it to the front of the pocket. To finish things off, I added some ribbon to the front and back panels to create some handles and called it a day! Pop in your gifts and watch your momma-to-be ooh and aww over your craftiness.
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