Monday, September 19, 2011

Sizzix Hanging Bag Die Project

I stopped in Scrap Happy Ohio last week and browsed through the dies. Susie gave me a demo of a few and I think she challenged me to make some samples, lol. I decided to purchase the Big Shot ($69.99 EVERYDAY at Scrap Happy) with the Sizzix Hanging Bag die, and the long cutting mat to accomodate the larger dies. Below is the result! I used the chipboard off the back of a legal pad, Papers, & gold flower stickers are from Club Scrap Orient Express Jr. collection.  When I did the die cutting, I layered the paper on the die, then stacked the chipboard on top and ran it all through the Big Shot together, that way the paper would be cut the perfect size and the chipboard is just scored on the folds. If you just run the chipboard through, it will just be scored on the folds. Added some white acrylic paint to the open areas of the folds, and I used some embellishments from my stash. The letters are stickers from my stash also. The little note pad is made from scraps of cardstock cut to 2.5"x3". I stacked them neatly on one side, clipped them with a couple binder clips and used Modge Podge brushed on thinly in a few coats to make it a "tear off" notepad.  This one is going to my daughters teacher for a thank you gift. I have one other example that I did with vinyl instead of paper on my design team blog
Toss in a mini gel pen and mini binder clip covered in a fuzzy white vinyl scrap and tie on ribbons, voila!  Giftie!!!

This shows how the notepad is bound at the top with the Modge Podge.