Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Love Bag by Chris W

Buying dies that can only be used for one particular occasion is a luxury I can't afford. Whilst you might look at some of the dies I've used to make this bag and think "they're just for Valentine's day" hopefully this will give you ideas of how else they can be used. This bag was created for an anniversary gift and although I've used silhouettes they could have easily been little portrait photo's of the couple concerned if I'd have had some. How about using baby orientated dies instead of the silhouettes for a special gift for that new born baby your friend just delivered? There are so many ways of ringing the changes with this one. I hope you like it. Follow the link below for detailed instructions:

Detailed Instructions

Level of difficulty: Easy

1 sheet 12 x 12 thick patterned paper ( or thin card)
Piece of thin coordinating coloured card 7.5cm x 11cm
Scraps of thin black card (for silhouettes and heat base)
Scraps of thin coordinating card (for word and wings)
Scrap of mirriboard for crown (doesn't have to be gold)
A piece of thin white or cream lace 30cm in length
A piece of ribbon (you choose the colour)
A small safety pin (or a Tim Holtz Trinket Pin - TH92720)
A short length of fine jewelry chain
A heart charm
2 jump rings
5 craft gems (for the crown)
Double sided tape
Claudine Hellmuth Studio matte glue (or equivalent)
Tim Holtz distress ink - Brushed corduroy
Tim Holtz. Distress ink - Fired brick
Ranger Rock candy clear crackle medium
Viva Inka-gold gold metallic paint or a gold leafing pen

Sizzix Big Shot Pro die cutting machine*
Sizzix Big Pro Mini grocery bag die - 657673*
Sizzix Movers & shapers base tray - 657007
Tim Holtz Movers & shapers Love word die - 657077
Tim Holtz Movers & shapers Mini silhouettes dies - 658254
Tim Holtz Bigz Heart wings die - 656638
Embossing folder (for mat - you choose the pattern)
Tim Holtz or Ranger Blending Tool and sponges
2 pairs of long nose pliers (for jewelry making or wire working)
Cutting mat
Inking sheet

* If you don't have the Sizzix Big Shot Pro then you can use a small brown or white plain gift bag and stamp over it then colour it.


  1. Love this Chris, one of my favourites of your pieces. Gorgeous colours and layout, perfect for the season.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. Great project, I hope its being filled with chocs lol