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March 19, 2014

Guest Designer Kristin Wilson Wows with Botanical Tea


Hello G45ers,


It's Wednesday, and we have a fantastic guest designer for this wonderful Wednesday! Kristin Wilson from last year's Design Team provides some fantastic ideas with Botanical Tea. Then, we will share a project from Tara Orr from the Graphic 45 Vault! Let's start the fun!

We are so honored that Graphic 45 Design Team alumni Kristin Wilson agreed to make a tutorial this week for our blog. We love Kristin's beautiful style and great ideas. Today, she provides such a great idea for party favors. So fun, thank you Kristin!

"These darling petite purses make the cutest take home bags for several party ideas. These would be precious when used as a take home bag for a little girl’s glamour party. Simply fill with a few lip glosses, eye shadows, and nail polish for the perfect reminder of all the fun. These purses are great for a little girl’s birthday party, tea party, or as a gift to a special friend. Since the bags used in this project are brown paper bags you can fill them with tasty treats as well." ~Kristin


Kristin Wilson's Botanical Tea Gift Purse Tutorial


Step 1: To start, cut a standard brown paper bag 4” up from the bottom, making sure to include the entire base of the bag.


Step 2: Using Botanical Tea 6x6 solid pink paper cut a piece so it measures 5 ¼”wide. Score the paper 2” down from the top. Your end piece should be 6” h x 5 ¼”w and scored at 2” from the top.

Using Botanical Tea 6x6 solid pink paper cut a second piece so it measures 4”h x 5 ¼”w.

Using Botanical Tea 8x8 Sweet Chamomile paper cut two pieces so they each measure 3 7/8”h x

5 1/8”w.


Step 3: Using Botanical Tea 8x8 Just Because paper cut a strip so it measures 1 ¾”h x 5 1/8”


Step 4: Adhere the pieces of paper as shown above.


Step 5: Using the crop-a-dile punch two holes on either side on the back of the large sheet of paper just under the score line.


Step 6: Using the pink ribbon thread one end at a time through each hole and scotch tape to the back of the paper. Doing this step now will hide the ribbon on the inside of the purse.


Step 7: Take the flat side of the cut brown paper bag and put some adhesive on it. Please note: you want to place the adhesive on the bag and not on the large piece of paper.


Step 8: This is what the purse should look like at this point.



Step 9: Fold the lip of the brown paper bag down and apply adhesive to the brown paper bag.


Step 10: This is what the purse should look like at this point.


Step 11: Using the Botanical Tea Cardstock Sticker Sheet place the pink corners on the bottom corners of the purse.


Step 12: Gather the following supplies and punch out a scallop circle using Botanical Tea 6x6 solid green paper.


Step 13: Using adhesive create the following embellishment by layering one circle on top of another and adhering the Shabby Chic Metal Brad in the center.


Step 14: Adhere the scallop circle embellishment using Glossy Accents so that half of the circle is viewable from the lip of the purse.


Step 15: Using the Velcro Sticky Back White Coins adhere them as shown in the photo above.


Step 16: Using Botanical Tea Banners punch a hole in the pink celebrate banner, thread with twine, and tie it to the ribbon on the side of the purse.


I hope you try this simple & fun project!"

Botanical Tea Purse Supply List

Graphic 45: Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Botanical Tea 8x8
Double Sided Papers, Botanical Tea Banners, Botanical Tea Cardstock Stickers,
Stampin Up!: Ribbon, Twine, Crop-a-dile, Scallop Punch
Shabby Chic Metal Brads
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Craft Store: Scotch tape, Velcro Sticky Back White Coins, Brown Paper Bag, Small
Hole Punch

Now, check out this great party favor and gift idea by Tara Orr from the G45 Vault. How great to use G45 paper to make coffee and tea holders. Great as a party favor, teacher gift, or as a simple stocking stuffer.


See this Idea on Pinterest

Many thanks to Kristin for guest designing for us today. Isn't this the most beautiful and wonderful idea? Will you try it for your next party? Thanks for joining us today!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45



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OH dear! Love how easy these bags look like they will be to make!! I am going to call my local mini mart and see if I can get a few brown bags from them and give this a try!! Thanks for all the wonderful tutorials this month!!! And, all the inspiration!! I am going to be busy for a while making all of these wonderful projects!! TFS!

Oh so adorable and clever!

Great paper bag purse tutorial.

Muito giro :)

What great table favors these would make! Those humble brown bags are so versatile!

Such cute little Graphic 45 bags, very doable! Thank you for the idea!

What a cute, cute , cute idea!! I must use this one in the near future.

these little favor bags are adorable and so clever. thank you for the tutorial!

These look fabulous!! Going to try. Have noticed some folks think this is a shopping bag size but I think it is the lunch bag size, correct??

So many beautiful possibilities. Would love to win!

Lenora Brown,

These are lunch bag sizes, correct. Thanks for the good eye!

Love the purse. Thanks!!

Gorgeous little purses..thanks for the tutorial.

What an ingenious way to dress up a lunch bag! These cute little bags are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!

those little purses are just darling!

Beautiful favour bags & great to see Tara's creativity again too.. Fabulous giveaway this week, would luurrve to win! Tfs :))

Fabulous party bags, love that they have the kraft bags inside for strength. Did something similare for my Dads birthday gift bag earlier this month x

The purses are awesome! Bridesmaids' gift bags, Easter fun, the possibilities are endless. Once again, thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win a great prize package!

Great ideas for gift bags! Always a necessity....LOVE them!!

I love todays ideas! I wish I was in charge of next month's Red Hat Party!

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Cute party favors too.


The purses are really cute!

What clever projects! I just love those purses.

I love creating with lunch bags...and this idea looks terrific! Can't wait to use this purse for table favors. Very cute! Loved the Pinterest site as well. Nice projects today!

The purses are sooooo pretty!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

So very pretty purses.

These are really great ideas and I'm sure would be much appreciated by the receipients too.

Love the projects today. So fresh and Spring like. I wish I had baby girls to make them for.

it's a great tutorial!!!!

These lovely papers with small designs are so perfect for project like these fun purses!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those cute little purses - how cool are they? Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Thank you for this fun craft project. They are adorable!

That purse tutorial is great, love the idea of using a paper bag for the interior.

Wow what an adorable purse! And great detailed instructions. Thank you. The favors are great too. Michelle t

I was always a big fan of Kristin's fun, simple designs. Love this super idea and wonderful tutorial! Thanks so much!

Really neat project. Little purses can be used for so many occasions.

I would never have guessed that underneath those adorable purses are plain old ugly paper bags! Talk about UPcycling!

These tea gift purses are so pretty, thanks for the inspiration!

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