Thursday, June 9, 2011

Princess Favors

Hello Everyone!  It seems like I no sooner get done crafting for one party or shower that I start right into another!  This week I am working on Princess favors for a friend then tomorrow I have some shower prizes that I will be working on.  I wanted to show you what I am making for the princess favors and a little tutorial on how I am making them.
These are very similar to the rainbow butterfly ones I made a few months ago (Click HERE to see).

The Bag is from Once Upon A Princess and the Crown is from Gypsy Wanderings.  I used my dimensionals to pop the crowns off the bags.  Here is how they are made.

This is set up so I can cut the bag and crown all from one sheet of 8.5x11.  I didn't like how the bag sides were the last time, so I used my Gypsy to weld tabs onto the sides (See where blue arrow is).  I also hid some of the features on the crown.

After cutting them all out, I cut the tab off the top and I used my Martha Stewart Score Board to score the fold lines.

I use Glue Lines on all of my bags and boxes.  I like the strong hold I get from them.  See how nicely those tabs worked!  I'm glad I added them because it made the set up of these bags so much easier.  You just bring the sides up and adhere them to the inside of the bag base.

Once my bags are together, I run all the crowns through my Xyron create-a-sticker.

With the sticker maker, you get an even coat of glue without the wetness.  Some adhesives can make your paper curl when you are coating the entire surface.

Then comes the glitter.  I store all of my glitter in these little plastic containers with a plastic spoon that way I can glitter, store and contain the mess all in one.  They take up a little more room than the little tubes the glitter comes in, but it is so much easier than using a tray then trying to get all the glitter back into the tubes! 

This is the first batch of 30.  Don't the colors look great together!  I need to make another batch of 20 today.

Products Used:
  • Stampin' Up!
    • Melon Mambo Cardstock
    • So Saffron Cardstock
    • Pale Plum Cardstock
    • Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Cricut E2 and Gypsy
    • Once Upon a Princess Cartridge
    • Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge
  • Adhesives
    • Xyron Create-a-Sticker
    • Glue Dots brand Glue Lines
    • Dimensionals
These are a quick and fun favor bag that you can stuff any little treat into to make a favor fit for any Princess.  I hope you all like them or find a tip you can use in your crafting!  Thanks for stopping by today!


Rachel W K said...

Oh my goodness you made so many! These are so sweet, the girls will surely love them. And what a great idea with your glitter, it makes so much more sense!


TyTynNiyasmom said...

These are soo cute! I love using glitter with my xyron too. The glitter hold on so much better. TFS

Missy said...

Oh my these are just darling!! Your friend is going to LOVE them!! The sparkle from the glitter really sets them off. I use my Xyron for big glitter projects too---also for flower soft, floc, etc--works so much better!!!

Nicole said...

Wow! Those are great! I know what you mean about jumping from one party right into another.. LOL


Cely said...

these are just TOO cute! i never thought about why I would need a xyron, but your post makes me NEED one! LOL!

Kate said...

My daughter would love these adorable little gifts bags. TFS.

Thank you for the tip about stitching I really appreciate it and needed it.


Arlene said...

WOW! These are super adorable. I love using glitter with my Xyron as well. :) The girls are going to love them. Great job.

Dee said...

What a beautiful favor for a little girl's party! Fabulous!

JulieK said...

Your goody bags are fantastic! I never thought to use the Xyron for glitter! Maybe I can lift the glitter ban from the 10 year olds now (probably not!).

DIANA L. said...

oh those are so cute!!!

Kate said...

Wow!! These really do look spectacular - and you are making 50 of them?! You're incredible! The glittered crowns look fantastic. I have yet to use my Xyron. It's still in its box!!