Hubby and I are travelling into London at lunch time today, checking into a hotel, then going for a walk, back to the hotel for dinner, a good night’s sleep, breakfast, check out and home! If that all sounds very vague, it’s because that’s all I know. It’s been planned without me knowing about it, and I like surprises, so I haven’t been bombarding him with questions! My video and blog for Sunday have already been prepared, so my laptop can stay at home! I’ll let you know about the weekend on Monday!That’s my surprise for the weekend, and I have a little surprise for you! Today’s blog is a project for you, and if this is successful and you like it, I’ll do this every now and again. The project is a tea bag pouch, and it will also hold the fun size pack of Jelly Beans. I’ve drawn out the template, and have written on the instructions. You can print it outfrom here if you want to have a hard copy! I’m not re-writing all the instructions, but I am telling you the products I’ve used.
The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from the Dashing Along that was on promotion during September (I think!) I’ve used the same design from the DSP, one of either side. I used the Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies to die cut Father Christmas and the two elves from the Santa’s Workshop DSP. The sentiment is from the Lots of Happy Card Kit (page 9 Annual Catalogue). The punch I used is from the Darling Label Punch Box (page 44 Annual Catalogue). The clips I used are now retired but we have a great alternative; they are the 2018-2020 InColour Mini Binder Clips 146932 (see page 199 Annual Catalogue)To attach the elf to the clip, I put a small piece of red sticky strip over the front of the clip. If you’re not sure what I mean, have a look at the clips in the cartalogue, and I’d put the strip over the polka dots. The elves will only take so much handling this way, but I know they’ll last quite some time. Although I used the same sentiment for both pouches, I only put a Garden Green layer behind the one on the white pouch with green script, because the sentiment was alittle bit lost on it’s own. I wished I’d thought about this a few weeks ago because it would have made a great sway for when we go to OnStage. Never mind! I’ve made twnty so far and hubby has die cut thirty sets. We’re both doing ten each every evening so we’ll be done by Monday, even though we’re away for the weekend!
I hope you’ve enjoyed having a project on the blog today. Please let me know if you’d like to see projects occasionally, or would you rather stay as we are! That’s it from me this morning. I’m off to do my packing! I hope you have a fabulous weekend, and happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Ahh, these are so cute Jan! And thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Wishing you an absolutely fabulous little “escape” with your hubby and we’ll look forward to reading about it after the weekend for sure!! Have a delightful weekend; I’m sure you deserve the break too!!
Hi, Geraldine. These would have made great swaps but came across them too late! The weekend has been amazing. I’ll tell you about in the morning! Happy carfting, JanB. xx
Pamela Farrow says
Hope you have a lovely day in London Jan, what a thoughtful husband you have. Look forward to hearing all about it.
Hi, Pamela. It’s been an amazing weekend. I’ll tell you all about it in the morning! Happy crafting, JanB. xx