Very soon, one of my good friends is heading to her summer lakeside retreat in Michigan. And to help her unwind, I created a cute little gift bag that is just the right size to hold a paperback book and two little bottles of wine to enjoy on her first night.
To make the Tiger Lily mini wine bottle covers, you will need your paper snips, a bone folder, a 2″ circle punch, tear and tape adhesive, about 18-20″ of twine, your Stampin’ Trimmer and, if you have it, a Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
Select a summery color of cardstock, and cut 8-3/4″ x 8-1/2″.
On the short side, score at 1-3/4″ and 5″.
On the long side, score at 1-1/4″, 2-1/2″, 3-3/4″, 5″, 6-1/4″ and 7-1/2″. While your cardstock is still in the Stampin’ Trimmer, make a little divot mark or dimple with your stylus at 5/8″, 1-7/8″, 3-1/8″, 4-3/8″, 5-5/8″, 6-7/8″ and 8-1/8″.
Place the short side back in your Simply Scored Scoring Tool, and using a ruler lined up at the 7″ mark, add small divot mark where the ruler crosses the score lines.
Now, cut up from the bottom to the first score line and cut off a small wedge. From the top, cut to the second score line. Using your divot marks, cut a diagonals on each to the top tabs. On the bottom, cut a small wedge.
Next, grab a round pen or your paper piercing tool and curl the pointed tabs. Note: you may have to curl a couple of times to break the paper fibers and create a soft curl. Also try to curl each tab at a slightly different angle each time. This will give your tiger lily petals a more natural look.
Apply some tear and tape, on the edges of the last panel as shown. Fold the Pull off the wax paper backing from the tear and tape, and fold over to create the cylinder to hold the mini wine bottle.
For the bottom, add some adhesive to 5 of the six tabs. Fold in the first tab (tab #1), then fold in the opposite tab (#4 tab). To help make the cylinder uniform, the edges of the opposite tabs should align. Now, fold in tabs #2 and 5; then fold in the last two tabs. To make pretty bottom, use a 2″ circle punch.
Turn cylinder right-side up. Insert your little mini wine bottle and press down firmly on the bottle to make sure those bottom tabs adhere well.
Now, pinch the curled tabs together around the neck of the wine bottle and loosely tie with twine. Note: You will need to re-curl and fuss with your petals to shape your tiger lily. Again, curl your petals at different angles and in different directions to create a more natural look.
Stay tuned. In a couple days, I’ll show you how to make this darling bag with hanging card holder inspired by Ronda Wade, a talented Stampin’ Up demonstrator who just happens to be from Michigan.
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!
P.S. Happy 50th Birthday to my beautiful sister, Leslie! Love you!