Last Saturday we held the Auckland Extravaganza event. Each of my customers who came, received a decorated kraft bag to keep all their goodies in and a wood crate box filled with some chocolate fish.
They were all made in the five new 2017-2019 In Colours – Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. The decorated kraft bag and wood crate box matched.
Here is a close up of the bag and crate.
Wood Crate Box:
I first stamped the wood crate with the Hardwood stamp in the same colour as the cardstock. I then heat embossed the flower cluster stamp from the Word Wood stamp set in white embossing powder on both sides of the crate. If you haven’t tried heat embossing before, check out this post here. Once I had heat embossed on both sides, I burnished all the folds and put it together. I adhered the crate at the bottom with the Liquid Multipurpose Glue, but I found the Tear & Tape Adhesive easier to use on the tabs.
Decorated Kraft Bag:
The kraft bag features some Designer Series Paper. At the event, some new people to the event, didn’t know what DSP or Designer Series Paper was. So in case you don’t know either, I will tell you. Designer Series Paper is a Stampin’ Up! term for patterned scrapbooking paper.
To make the decorated kraft bag, I had a strip of the DSP and at the top and bottom of this, I adhered a thin strip of matching cardstock and then I adhered it to the front of the bag. To decorate the bag further, I stamped in the Daisy Delight stamp in the same colour as the DSP and cut it out with the Daisy Punch. I used two stamped daisy to make one flower and I adhered with with a Dimensional. To finish off the bag, I tied a piece of the same coloured ribbon around the handle. I also printed out the guests names and punched that out with the Pretty Label Punch and tied them to the bag with Linen Thread. The decorated kraft bag had their instructions in it, an order form and information about my upcoming events. At the end of the day, they could put their finished projects into the bag to safely take them home.
We will hold this event, one final time this year. It will be on Saturday 18th November at Remuera Primary School and it will be a Christmas theme. If you would like to go, please email me so I can put your name down now and send you the information closer to the time, or sign up to my mailing list and be kept up to date with all events, as well as free tutorials, tips and inspiration!
This week I will share the projects that were made at the Extravaganza, so come back and visit again tomorrow.