Tuesday, December 18, 2012

{glassine & ribbon}

SRM has a new product - glassine bags!  There are 5 sizes to choose from, all to meet your crafty needs!  :)
I got busy with the 4x6 (add a 3/4 to each of those-fractions are hard to type!) size bag. I made a bag for a wedding - it could be used as a favor, as a fancy envelope for a handmade card or GC and it is the perfect size for some special photos.
I used a basket weave ribbon technique to dress the bag up.  I put a piece of cardboard inside the bag and cut diagonal slits the width of the ribbon from right to left on the top of the bag. I approximated  how much ribbon I would need and cut that length.  I then applied Strano Designs Ribbon Stiff to a piece of their wonderful grosgrain ribbon and let it dry.  Ribbon Stiff makes the ribbon easy to work with and cut, without any unraveling. I started with the longest piece first, the bottom right corner to the top left corner, weaving the ribbon in and out of the glassine bag. .  I used a glue dot to anchor the ends. You continue this process until you cover the entire front of the bag. I waited until this point to trim the ends so I would have a straight clean cut.  Yes, the bag needs some tender loving care during this process.  :) 
I then adhered half of a paper doily to the flap, added a ribbon flower (tutorial can be found here), some pearls and a Fancy Sentiment from the Love set.
If I have a chance I will do a picture tutorial of the weaving process with some colored ribbon sometime over the holiday break. 
Thanks for stopping by, I hope happy finds you in the business of the season!


If you want to be happy, be.

~Leo Tolstoy