I finally had a reason to get out and 'play' with one of my new toys recently. I say 'play'... but really it was all done in the name of research... really it was!
After all, if I didn't get out my new We R Memory Keepers 'Gift Bag Punch Board' and trial out how it works, what would happen when I needed to use it in a hurry? One giant sized mess most likely!!!
So... Now that I've got my justification over and done with let me tell you why I chose to use the punchboard for this...
Well... actually there are two reasons. The first is I'm not a huge fan of black and white cards. End of. But I wanted to join in with the latest Memory Box challenge.
The second reason is I have a tab at the top of my blog for 'bags and boxes'... but it's got nothing in it so far!
So what better than to solve two problems with one solution?
Memory Box 'Prim Poppy'
Memory box 'Rings and Puddles'
Brilliance 'Starlight Black'
I've used a black card with a soft sheen to it for the poppies, glued them on to a piece of acetate and then doubled up on some of the flower heads at a slight angle to soften the overall look.
(The added bonus is that the 'cut out' for the aperture window is perfect for a name tag. Just fold in half, hole punch top corner and attach to bag. Easy :)
... Speaking of added bonuses...
Style notwithstanding, this colour scheme can work with more than just black and white if you cut a piece of coloured card stock to size and slot it in at the front of the acetate 'window' before putting your gift in the bag. (It would be very easy to add a touch of glue to keep the panel in place if you needed to).
Of course, you could just use white if all you want to do is block the gift in the bag from view.
Just putting some other ideas 'out there' for you :)
As my acetate and black raffia are from my snippets collection, I get to go play in the playground!
(If that makes no sense to you then I suggest you click on the link below and spend some time reading through some posts... and through the comments sections. They can be quite funny from time to time)!
Wishing you the very best for the week ahead...