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Saturday, December 15, 2012
Artiste Bag Topper
Hello again! I went to a fun ornament exchange party at Mary's house on Thursday night that she hosted for her CTMH team. There were 26 of us there, and we all had a great time! Today I want to share a quick bag topper idea that I made for that party.
The ornament I brought to the party looked like a heart shaped sugar cookie, so I decided to make some real sugar cookies to match! I bagged them up in a 4"x 9 1/2" treat bag that I bought at the store. Then I used my Artiste cartridge to make a topper.
On page 71 of the handbook, I found the Accent 1 shape which is perfect for a bag topper. I cut it out twice at 4" from Pear and Partridge papers. I cut one shape in half to use as a layer for the front, and scored the other piece across the middle to fold over the bag.
To decorate the topper, I cut the "I Love You" phrase from page 71 at 1 1/2" but instead of using the "You" from the phrase, I substituted the letters CTMH which I cut out at 3/4". I love how clean and simple the font is on Artiste!
I inked the edges and adhered and layered my pieces and the topper was done! All I had to do was fold over my bag and staple it closed and then use glue dots to attach the topper. So easy!
Before I go, I have to share the adorable ornament that I received in this exchange. It was made by my very creative friend and fellow CTMH consultant, Lezlye Lauterbach, using a battery operated tealight so his nose lights up! Isn't he the cutest?!
Here is the back, which has a hole for the switch to turn it on and off.