Hi everyone, it's Audrey, sharing some quick Sizzix inspiration for your next party or birthday celebration, featuring lots of amazing new Tim Holtz products from the spring release.
No birthday or party is complete without a few gifts or party favors, and I love being able to create my own with the help of Sizzix dies. Handmade packaging adds that unique, special touch to any celebration, and is easily customizable to fit any theme or occasion. Today I have used one of my favorite Go-To packaging dies, Sizzix Movers & Shapers In the Bag die by Tim Holtz, along with a variety of new Alterations stamps, dies, and embossing folders, to make a festive and happy party bag.
I love Tim's new Celebrate Framelits with Stamps set, and knew I wanted to use it as the main focal image on my party bag. So quick and easy to do when there are stamp images and matching dies for building up layers all in one set. I stamped the party hat onto watercolor paper and colored it with Distress inks, and then die cut the image with the matching Framelits die using this standard Sizzix die cutting sandwich for Framelits and Thinlits dies: Sizzix Standard Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, paper, Framelits die (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad.
Here's a quick stamping tip for you. For getting a crisp, clear stamped image, try using the Stamper's Secret Weapon stamp mat.
The party hat was given a bit of shine and detail with Distress Crackle Paint, and was added onto a die cut label using foam adhesive for dimension. The label is die cut from the Alterations Labels Thinlits set, and is the perfect fit for the front of the In The Bag bag. The label was also die cut from watercolor paper and colored with Distress ink, using the same Sizzix sandwich as mentioned above. I added a bit of stamped detail to the label using the party hat stamp. Loose thread was gathered behind the hat, and a button and twirled paper strips added on the side for extra detail.
To dress up the top of the bag, I added a die cut sentiment from the new Celebrations Words: Script Thinlits die set. Although the script words are intricate and a bit delicate, I thought it was a fun way to add detail to the top of the bag. And by die cutting the sentiment from heavyweight watercolor paper, and adding a coat of Distress Crackle Paint, the sentiment is now sturdy enough to stand strong. And a little tip for removing such fine and intricate die cuts from their dies? Try rolling over the back of the die using the new Sizzix Die Brush & Foam Pad. It works a charm!
I added a handle to the top of the bag by stapling paper strips to each side and fastening at the top. And you may notice those amazing embossed stars on the bag itself. Those are from a new Alterations Texture Fades Embossing Folder from the Tiny Stars & Dotted Bullseye set. Such an easy way to add texture and detail to the bag die cut before assembly. Distress Paint applied over the raised embossed areas calls extra attention to that fabulous background.
Other Supplies Used:
- Watercolor Paper, Distress Ink, Distress Paint, Distress Crackle Paint: Ranger
- Button: Maya Road
- Staples: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
- Thread: Coats & Clark