Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team January Blog Hop

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop! This month's theme is Winter.
You should have arrived here from Aimee's blog!...

If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Samantha Walker's blog to start at the beginning!

This month one lucky winner will receive the fabulous

AND be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:

To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's blog during January 9th through January 13th. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday, January 14th. 

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.

2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog 

3. Follow her on Facebook

4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!

To receive the additional entries and get the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

Now, after we are done will all formalities, take a look at my project. I have a soft spot for small cute boxes, containers, bags, ... you got the idea. When I saw this adorable Samantha Walker Bag Carton Box I knew I have to make it. With snow in my backyard and winter on my mind, I decided to add a little sparkle to the bags by adding glittery snowflakes. The bags are 3" x 4.5" - perfect size to be filled with few yummy treats and shared with friends.

I plan to fill mine with small chocolates and take them with me to the crop on Friday to share with  my crop buddies. 

Let me show you how I made them.
I cut out the Bag Carton Box from a 12x12 sheet of kraft cardstock. I folded and creased all folds at perforated lines. The diagonal folds should be in the opposite direction that all other folds. These are the sides of the bag.

Next I opened the snowflake cut file and 12 piece tag set in the Silhouette Studio and deleted everything except one snowflake and  one label. I also deleted the ribbon slots from the label since I didn't plan to use them. I resized the snowflake to be 2.845" wide and the label to be 2.5" wide and cut them out from the double-sided adhesive sheet. I removed the yellow liner and adhered the snowflake and the label to the outside of the box. (Pick-Me-Up tool comes in handy for poking out all stubborn tiny pieces of the snowflake)

I removed the white liner and added Silhouette Glitter. After brushing off the extra glitter I added a piece of adhesive tape to the side flap of the box and assembled the box. 

I finished my first treat bag with glitter letters and a pearl. 

To make the lace label, I used the inner oval of the label shape.  I peeled of the yellow liner and covered one side of the adhesive sheet with lace. I carefully trimmed around the edges, peeled the white liner and added the oval to the bag.

View form the back.

Filled with chocolates and ready to be shared.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired to try these or any other beautiful cut files from Samantha Walker Silhouette Store.
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  1. These are "snow" much fun! Love all the glitter!

  2. And you have snow to go along with your snowflake! Jealous... I could use one of those treats! ;)

  3. Love your glittery winter themed bags--and the tutorial is great!

  4. I love these gift boxes. I really like how you positioned the glittered snowflakes.

  5. Cute idea! Love how they glitter!

  6. Glitter and lace! Doesn't get much better than that! Love the step by steps too!

  7. Love the glitter!! So shiny and pretty!

  8. A very cute cut file and great gift for a friend!! TFS

  9. Very cute--I like the glitter with the kraft.

  10. Such a cute idea for a simple occassion!

  11. oh my, a bag file I haven't downloaded yet. Lol. I love bags and boxes too. You accented yours so nicely with the glitter and lace. Now I must go get this bag.....

  12. Love the idea! Great job!

    Christina Woodbury

  13. These are so cute. I love 3d projects and made some little bags myself at Christmas in which I put jewellery in (one each for my two girls). I am a bit of a chocaholic so would be delighted to receive one of these. Thanks for sharing.

  14. So cute! They can be made for any reason or season!

  15. These are fabulous!! What awesome treat boxes!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. Looks like something I would have fun making. I have to give it a try!

  17. I love the glitter on the kraft!

  18. Your treat bags are adorable!

  19. Unique and pretty! I would love to give these out!