Independence Day Card & Treat Bag

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By Guest Blogger Suzanne.

Hey everyone! I’d like  to share a gift & party idea project that came together fairly quick. It’s a Fourth of July themed treat bag and coordinating card. The card was really quick and easy to create.

The base is a piece of kraft carstock that I’ve rounded (all edges) with a corner rounder tool. The center of the card is actually a manila shipping tag that is covered with canvas fabric and cotton batting. I glued the tag to the batting and sewed the canvas fabric on top.

I must admit, the fabric tag isn’t my original idea. The very talented Tammy Tutterow posted a tutorial giving step by step detail on how to dye muslin fabric (this step was included) and I was inspired to give this portion a go! I’m so glad I did because the fabric tag adds so much texture to the card! The star was cut from a piece of Fourth of July themed Reminsce paper that I had to “grunge” up a bit with Colorbox Cat’s Eye Chalk inks (Chestunut Roan and Creamy Brown) so that it would match the other papers. All rosettes were created using coordinating printed papers and the Martha Stewart Scoring Board. To finish, I added a coordinating button, Ideaology for Tim Holtz memo pin, date stamp at the bottom and that’s it!

I cut the bag with the Tags Bags and more Cricut cartridge using the window option. The clear window is simply a piece of transparency cut to size and taped on the inside. The “banner” is simply a strip of printed paper that I’ve backed with a piece of canvas fabric to add texture.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this project and been inspired to make some gift-giving/party items as well!


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