I love Red.
I love Red Balloons.
The Crystal Effects gave the balloons the right glossy look that I needed for today’s post.
Thoughts of red balloons have been on my mind lately.
This is probably because of the short film and book of my youth-The Red Balloon. In fact, I just found the book in my youngest daughter’s room on a bookshelf. I think I have always been fascinated with the color RED. All of my vehicles have been Red and I look good in red hues. Yet, as a young girl, I loved the color Blue. Blue dresses, Blue Carnations, Blue walls in a room. It’s funny how are tastes change with time. Colors can inspire you. As a Demonstrator, I dabble with all colors. You can choose your own combinations from our 4 great color charts. These Balloons would probably look great in Pacific Point Blue or Blackberry Bliss. My idea today is not geared toward a child’s gift bag and card but rather an elegant adult version. I have turned the Mini treat bag into a fun box/bag. This just might fit a small bottle of wine or mini Champagne with a straw. OK, Chocolate-Dark Chocolate! So let’s get started.
Here is a Picture Tutorial for You:
You will start by Cutting out two main pieces of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. And-it’s on sale this week too. How convenient!
Now trim off the top edging. These are your sides of your box.
Do this on both pieces.
Score at 3/8″ on both pieces. These will fold in and attach to inside of box.
Now add Tear and Tape Adhesive. If you have time-use the Tombow Glue. I never have time so use the sticky tape. Fast fuse will work as well.
Fold over with a bone folder and make sure score lines are crisp. Line up your edges and tape together.
Now you have the main box. Flip over.
The tape goes end to end.
Your smaller piece will be 4 1/2″ X 1 6/16″. Yes, it’s a tight one. You may have to play with the width a bit on this. Every box is a bit different so by going a tad wider first and then adjusting with scissors is best.
Your box bags!
I hope this Box idea made from a small the Mini Treat “bag” die will inspire you. Need more inspiration-Click here and Check out a post from a year ago.
Here are the Supplies I used:
It’s our last week of the Weekly Deals.