Freebie Friday – Floral Paper Bags

floral paper bags

This week’s Freebie is a pair of printable floral paper bags. Consider using a decorative scissor to cut along the top edge for additional design. The printable bags can also be used as pockets for your paper crafting. Don’t forget you can always change the size of the printable in your printer dialog box.

Grab the free printable PDF file here: [Floral Bags]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Floral 3D Decor

Make a 3D floral decor with this free SVG file and CutCardStock.

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final decor piece

This month Pop-Tone is the featured cardstock at CutCardStock. I’ve created a decorative piece that is 3-dimensional but the layers can also be used individually. This would make a beautiful alternative to a bow on a gift. I have a cord attached to mine to hang in a doorway. I like it as is but a tassel might be a nice addition.

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cardstock colors

I used three colors from the Pop-Tone sample pack, Gumdrop Green, Blue Raspberry, and Grape Jelly. These are 100# card stock, a nice thickness for 3D creations. Each Pop-Tone sample pack comes with one sheet of all the colors in the 65 lb cover weight and has one sheet of each of the Pop-Tone 100 lb cover weight. This is a nice way to sample all the colors. Of course, you can purchase the colors separately.

cricut maker

Cutting the file on a Cricut Maker, I set it to 100# cardstock with a pressure setting of more.

cut pieces

I set my file to cut 1 of the centerpieces and then 2 of the other pieces so that the piece would be dimensional.

adding gems

I added these glittered gems to the center on each side and it really finished off the piece. It is amazing how such a small thing can add so much to a design.

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Please visit the store to download the free SVG file [Floral Decor]

Floral Notecard Free SVG

Make these simple notecards with the free SVG file and card stock from CutCardStock.

with CutCardStock

top fold notecards

Sometimes it is really nice to have a simple but elegant notecard on hand for when you need to write a quick note. The SVG file for this notecard can be adapted into a few different styles. The image above shows one with a color insert that can be changed to any color you desire. Or leave the notecard plain like the card on the right. You can stamp to add a sentiment or add additional design elements if you desire.

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The Royal Sundance Card Stock in Brilliant White is the foundation for the notecard.

Use a personal cutting machine that works with an SVG file. I used a Cricut Maker at a setting of 100#. Because the design is 8.5″ x 11″, and the card stock is the same size, you have to pay attention to the alignment on your mat. The file will make two cards from one sheet of card stock.

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close-up detail

The close-up image above shows the cutting detail of the SVG file, the color insert, and the beautiful texture of the Royal Sundance card stock. It also shows how well the cardstock cuts the delicate centers of the petals.

Making a set of these notecards would make for a nice gift. As an option, you could insert a different color into each one of the notecards for a rainbow set of cards.

The SVG file for the Notecard is available at: [Floral Notecard]

If you would like to make a notepad with the same design, there is an SVG file for that as well. You can find it at: [Floral Notepad]

Tulip Flower Origami

How to fold an Origami Tulip Flower.

Crusty Crunchy Spicy offers a tutorial for this origami tulip flower. Great for spring, mother’s day or brightening one’s day. Learn how to make your own here. [link]

The original link that promoted this post is no longer active. Since this is one of my most popular posts, I didn’t want to leave everyone hanging so I created a tutorial video. I hope it is helpful. 

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Blessings – A Fairy Garden Greeting Card

Being a part of the Rinea Foiled Paper Design Team, I post on their blog twice a month. Today I have a collaboration project between Rinea and poppystamps. The tutorial and walkthrough process video is available. You can see the entire post at the following link. [Blessings card]

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