It has been awhile since I participated in a craft challenge. A new challenge over at SVG Cutting Files started on the 15th (theirs run 15th-14th of each month) with a theme of “Spring Treat.” I thought it was a perfect break for me because I love to make treat bags and boxes and wanted something with a bunny on it.
I actually found this bunny slide card and loved the little bunny on it. I used a gift bag file that I have from SVG Cuts (not part of the challenge). I duplicated the grass from the slider card to wrap around the bag.
Of course I had to use my sketch pens to write “Hoppy Spring” on a little egg.
Who knows, I just might have to make some more for Ian’s class mates.
I mean she LOVES tea. She drinks tea like I drink coffee.
I don’t get it, but then again, she doesn’t get why I drink coffee.
I had seen some Teacher Appreciation gifts that incorporate tea with a card stating “You are a Tea-rific Teacher”. I thought how cute would it be to make a tea bag shaped gift bag with the same sentiment for my mom.
When making the graphics for the bag, I had the hardest time with the fonts.
I wanted something curvy and fancy. But those fonts were just too thin and didn’t cut well with the paper. Plus I had to use a font that could be connected together.
I also didn’t want “you are” to be larger than “mom” but I needed the words to be connected, so I used a vintage tea-cup in between the words.
I added a string to tie the bag closed and made a tag in the same shape. That way the whole thing looks just like a tea bag.
The execution of the cut file took a few tries, but I finally found fonts that worked, and still looked elegant.
Of course I couldn’t get this kind of cut with the use of my Silhouette Cameo. I used two shades of card stock and a patterned scrapbook paper to give it a little more life.