Hello and welcome to day 3 of the Ink to Paper Holiday Create-a-thon! This month a few of us will be creating and crafting using many of the previously released stamp sets and die collections to show you lots of fun new ways to use them! I won't be participating EVERY day, but I'll be popping in quite a bit so stay tuned! Today, I am featuring the super cute Tag Creations: Delightful Bunch that is so much fun! Every year I give caramel dip and apples to my kids' teachers and this is how I decided to package them up! I wanted to create something reminiscent of the brown paper bags with handles that you can get in the produce section.
I ended up by making 6 of these since the caramel dip comes in a package of 6. I die cut and stamped everything assembly line style to get these done as effectively as possible! To begin, I die cut 6 of each piece in the die collection. I set everything together in their respective piles so that I wouldn't mix up any of the wood "slats" that make up the bushel baskets. Once everything was cut, I used the coordinating Tag Creations: Delightful Bunch mini stamp set to stamp the wood grain, the leaves and the apple outlines.
I also heat embossed all of the sentiments using Silver embossing powder onto the cute labels. I used each of the sentiments for a good mix, but this one is probably my favorite!
I used a green Copic marker to give the apples some depth and dimension; nothing fancy or fussy, just quick and easy! I looped a length of Pure Poppy 5/8 inch Satin Dots Ribbon onto the tag and then tied a bow of Rustic Cream Button Twine around the ribbon for some added texture and detail. My husband did my grocery shopping for me and I had shown him the pictures of last year's project, that you can see HERE, but he bought me Granny Smith apples instead. I actually loved mixing things up with the green apples so it all worked out! It gave me an excuse to use all the pops of red!
To create the boxes/bags, I measured the width of the apples as well as the caramel cups and figured that 3 1/4 inches square would be perfect, but I ended up making the height 3 1/2 inches to give some extra room for the cute tags!
I attached a quick handle using leftover pieces from the box/bags and used Scrappy Glue to attach them to the inside. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I can actually lift the box by the handle without it tearing or ripping. I wasn't planning on that, but it is an added bonus! I hope you've enjoyed today's projects. Thanks for fluttering by!