So away I went, planning the supplies I would need, and got the order sent off. Here is a few photos of my journey in the creative process.
The first step once I had all my supplies was to grab my Artiste cartridge and select the gift bag, set it to cut at 5" and then cut 30 gift bags.
This is my stack of 30 gift bags. I then scored all the fold lines. What is great about the cricut is that it cuts perforated lines for scoring.
Next step was the stamping, inking, and coloring on the gift bag. I used Crystal Blue Ink for the fold over top of the bag which represents the sky. The stamp set used is Called Just Chillin'(C1495) and I stamped the sun in Honey Ink and colored the center with our Honey Alcohol Marker. The Umbrella doubles as the water at the bottom of the gift bag, which I also stamped in Crystal Blue Ink.
The next set was to create the Umbrella's. This required 5 colors, Cranberry, Sunset, Honey, Topiary, and Gypsy Ink. I had to stamp 6 of each color and then cut the umbrella into pieces. I then inked all the edges with Black Ink. Then using my Tombow I adhered each piece onto a white piece of cardstock cut in the shape of the umbrella. (my fingers are still inked black from inking the edges)
Then I had to get all the banner pieces together, here you see all the pieces that get added to the gift bag.
Thank you for reading my post to the end. Incase I left out any supplies I used the full list is below. Also, if you haven't entered my contest yet, just click here.
White Daisy Cardstock
Just Chillin' Stamp Set
Natural Embroidery Floss
Black Buttons Assortment
Black Shimmer Trim
Mini Glue Dots