Friday, 30 March 2018

Doohickey Kit Volume 18 - Flower Bag Tutorial

 Good morning!  If you were lucky enough to get your hands on Doohickey Kit Volume 18 then you will have seen my first ever creation as a Magnolia DT member in print!  I'm so excited to have a double page spread in the magazine!  I thought I would share with you a tutorial showing how to make the flower bag.

You will need:

Two 12"x12" sheets of designer paper
Two 12"x12" sheet of cardstock
40cm length of ribbon
Flower stamens
Peony Doohickey Die
Butterfly Doohickey Die
Go Kreate Flower Frames Die
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Inking tool

Step 1.

 Cut out two flower shapes from your chosen designer paper using the smallest Flower Frame die from Go Kreate, and thirty flowers using the three petalled Peony Doohickey die.

Step 2.

 Ink the edges of all of the flowers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Step 3.

 Separate all of the Peony flowers into individual petals as shown.  I did this by simply tearing them.  Curl all of the petals with your fingers to create definition.

Step 4.

 Arrange three petals inside each petal of the frame die cut as shown and glue at just the base of each petal.

Step 5.

 Continue adding petals in concentric circles, overlapping them so that each petal covers the join above, until you reach the centre.  Glue stamens into the middle.

Step 6.

 Cut a piece of cardstock 25cm x 9cm.  Score each long edge 1cm away from the edges then cut notches to create tabs as shown above.  Cut a piece of your chosen designer paper 25cm x 7cm and ink the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Glue the paper panel in the centre of the cardboard strip, between the tabbed edges.

Step 7.

 Cut out two flowers using the same Go Kreate flower frame die as in step 1 from cardstock.  Glue the tabs of the panel onto one of the cardstock flowers as shown, then attach the other one in the same way.

Step 8. 

Your bag should now look like this.  Glue the petalled paper flowers onto the cardstock sides.

Step 9.

Punch holes in each side of the bag and, using a 40cm length of ribbon, thread it through the holes and knot on the inside of the bag.

Step 10.

Add a butterfly cut with the Butterfly Doohickey die as shown.

 Your bag is now ready to use for a gift to someone special.


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