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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hummingbird Week

Welcome to Tips and Tricks Tuesday #2!  
This week the Stampendous Design Team is using the new Hummingbirds stamp set and the matching Hummingbirds Die Cut Set.  I'm sharing a gift bag made from a manila envelope other wise known as a bagalope.  The bagalope has been around for many years but I haven't seen it much recently, so if you are a relatively new stamper you may not know about this.  Here is how it was made;

1.  Cut the top off of a pale yellow manila style envelope.  Score the sides and bottom at 1".
2.  Stamp Elegant Scroll on the top left and bottom right corners with Versamark ink and emboss with PEARLustre Pearl White embossing powder and heat.  
3.  Sponge the entire bag lightly with Tea Dye ink.  Then sponge over the embossed areas with the same ink in a circular manner then also with Vintage Photo ink.  Use a paper towel or rag to wipe off the in on the embossed area.

4.  Randomly stamp the Elegant Scroll with Antique Linen several times.
5.  Stamp flower vine on the right side with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and color with pencils, I used Prisma pencils.
6.  Stamp the flower vine again on cream paper, place the matching die over the flower and tape down with REMOVABLE tape.  Run it through your die cutting machine.
7.  Tap the top of flower with Versamark ink and emboss with Kaleidoscope embossing powder (a clear sparkly powder) and heat. Pop up on the vine using 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

8.  Stamp hummingbird on patterned glitter paper with black Versafine ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat.  The image will look light when stamped but will darken up after embossed.  I tried using Memento ink for this but it didn't darken up enough after being heated.

9.  Place the matching die over the hummingbird, secure it with removable tape and run it through your die cutting machine.  Pop up with quite a few foam squares, it tends to curl after embossed but the foam squares keeps it flat.
10.  Stamp Friends from the Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Set with Pearlescent Lavender Brilliance and the rest of the saying with Oregano Adirondack ink.  These are two separate pieces.

Now for the bag-a-lope
1.  So you have already cut the top off being sure you have cut the clasp off and scored the three sides at 1".
2.  Fold the score lines back and forth.
3.  Open the bag sides and push the middle score line in towards the bag .
4.  Flatten the bottom, pinching the corners so you can fold them underneath the bag and glue them with 3 in 1 glue from Beacon Adhesives.

You can make a bag out of any size envelope but sides need to be proportional.  With that being said I don't have any exact measurements.  I am purely a trial and error kinda gal, measuring is NOT my friend!

The tissue paper was stamped with the Elegant Scroll and Pearlescent Lavender Brilliance.

This week I'm playing along with a couple of challenges, Crazy 4 Challenges which is when you see and empty craftroom what is the first thing you think of putting in it...stamps!!!  And Crafty Cardmakers which is something old and something new. Lastly My Craft Creations-anything goes.

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Janelle Stollfus said...

Gorgeous! Love the stamped tissue paper for the polished look.

barbara macaskill said...

This is so elegant looking!! LOVELOVELOVE it! I am definitely going to be making a few bagalopes! So cool! TFS!

BurningRubber said...

This is a gorgeous bag. I love that scroll stamp. It really adds an elegant touch.

D.Ann said...

Stunning! I have the set on my wishlist and your page bookmarked for when I can try it. Thanks!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

It would be grea to get a present in that package. Great directions.

Stampendous said...

Such a great gift bag. I love the bag-a-lope technique and the Hummingbird stamps are just the right size for the manilla envelope. Wonderful project, thank you for sharing this week!

Jean said...

This is stunning!

Mema802 said...

Absolutely love this bagalope. Maybe card club? Another Jamie gem

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous! Love your swirl background and how you popped up the bird and the flowers! What a stunning make!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'Something Old, Something New' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)