Today I am sharing some invitation gift bags with the Love Story Collection from Echo Park Paper. This Collection is so versatile that after Valentine’s Day, you can use it for pretty much any girls project too. This is a hybrid project as I have used elements from both the digital and paper versions of the Collection.
These bags were created using a Tim Holtz die and my Cuttlebug, but there are several templates online you could use to create your own. After cutting them out, I started the decoration by threading some matching twine through a few of the heart shaped chipboard buttons and mounted the “Forever” and “You & Me” stickers with dimensional foam to the front of the bags as well as the “Together” piece from the chipboard pack.
To create the cards inside, I took a few of the digital elements from the Elements Pack 1 and 2 and came up with a super simple print-out. I should tell you I am in no way a graphic designer and I put these together in Powerpoint! You can use any program that allows you to insert pictures or you could use a program like Photoshop to edit the pictures themselves.
On the second page of the invitation (held together by one of the brads from the Collection) is a map showing how to get to the party! Also in the bag is an assortment of pink heart shaped lollies – just what my little four year old loves!
I really wanted to use this “Best Friends” sticker – but I needed three and I wanted them a slightly different size – so once again I just printed three and cut them out by hand. I find that printing onto glossy photo paper gives a result very close to that on the actual sticker sheet.
I hope you have enjoyed this idea – I love any kind of themed paper collection, but sometimes it is hard to justify buying it for only use only – so hopefully here I have given you a good excuse!
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