Thursday, November 12, 2009

Flower Soft Snow Globe Shaker Gift Bag

Have you seen the new Papercraft CD just released from Flower Soft? What a treasure trove of project ideas and actual pattern downloads! It includes Paper Tole and 3D Stacker designs, many background designs, character and sentiment toppers, inserts, and 100 backing papers: 25 different designs in 4 colorways! The CD also comes with a handy project booklet!

My snow globe shaker gift bag project today is straight from the Snow Globe Project Book & Papercraft CD!

My project base is a simple white gift bag purchased from Walmart. I printed off the blue snowflake background papers from the FS CD, making two layers.

The base layer is securely taped to the plain gift bag, just to cover the very front.

My top layer is the snow globe panel layer. I printed more blue snowflake background paper from the CD, then used an oval Spellbinder to cut the opening for the snow globe. I used the largest oval die so that I would have a white border surrounding the globe. The next size oval down fits the snow globe just perfectly!

Take a look at the dimension and detail that the paper tole you can see in the picture, my penguin and star are four layers deep!

Just before assembling the snow globe, I added Polar White Flower Soft to create the shaker effect. Polar White FS is also glued to the background...coming all together for a snowy, icy scene!

A bit of Offray ribbon and homemade snowflake finish this gift that will make for a fun gift presentation for young or old!

A quick note about the snowflake: my husband purchased a bunch of these pretty homemade snowflakes (some angels as well--for a future project!) from an elderly woman at a craft sale. She was charging only 50 cents per flake! What beautiful artwork, for oh so little a cost!

Be sure to keep your eyes open for finds like this--craft sales are abundant before the holidays!

I hope that you've enjoyed this was a lot of fun to put together! Be sure to check out the new CD and snow globes at Flower Soft and at the Flower Soft Blog!


Joan Fricker said...

Oh wow Deb, this is adorable. I love every detail of it. What a great gift idea. Your colors are perfect too.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my gosh Deb ... this is absolutely amazing! I love it!! And that snowflake ... yikes, what a find!!

Grace said...

Oh I love it Deb! Love the cute snow globe and image and wow! That was some buy on the snowflakes!!! I would love to find them for that!!!

JoAnn said...

I love it!!!!! I would like to get the instuctions to make one of these. I would love to see you do a tutorial. I do love this project!!!

Kathie said...

I did enjoy your post! Wow what a project - very well done! TFs

Leslie Miller said...

How amazing this is! What a very special gift bag. You did a beautiful job on this project!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is just lovely and FUN -- the recipient will truly enjoy it!!!