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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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Super party favor ideas :)

Oh, the purses are adorable!

Lovely projects.

This is the cutest thing ever...would be prefect for a gift bag....love it...

Wowzers.....absolutely GOR-GE-OUS purses and out of paper bags too! I love them! Guess what I will be doing this weekend???? Making a lot of these purses. Thank you sooooo much for sharing!!!!!

Those bags are to die for!!! Great give away................love to win such a great prize!

Wow! How cute are those!!!

Another very clever and beautiful bag idea.

Thank You !! Thank You !! Thank You !! the gift bags are 'stunning', what a transformation !!

A really beautiful project with these purses, and I can think of many many things, it´ll be perfect for, and also the little coffee and tea holders are so sweet and useful as well. Great projects today ladies.

Great ideas- Love them- Thank you for sharing XX

These are GORGEOUS! Thanks for inspiration Kristin. Nicola x

Such sweet purses!

STUNNING. Thanks for sharing and all the inspiration.

So pretty. thanks for the chance to win

Totally adorable!

How very pretty! Thanks for sharing...opens up all kinds of possibilities.

Love the purses!!! I'm going to dig through my stash to make some for my granddaughters.

oh so cute! and just perfect for a little girl's birthdayparty!

Great projects today, love the purse and the aprons. It is amazing how versatile graphic 45 products are and I love it all!!!!

What great projects!

What a great idea, I love that you included a very easy to follow tutorial with great pictures. It looks so easy to understand that I must try this!

great purses!

Fun. Have to try this. Thank you.

Is it possible to get a pdf version of the tea bag party favors? It would be much easier than printing each of your blog pages :)

Darling petite purses! Such beautiful papers!

Love the pretty bags


FUN FUN FUN!!! I will be making these!

The gift bags are so cute and versatile!!

Very pretty!

Just love these.

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