Monday, March 15, 2010

Faux Alligator Gift Bag

Super simple gift bag using the Faux Alligator skin technique.

1. I cut 2 Scallop circles and one Box #2 with the Big Shot (you need this!) out of Real Red cardstock.
2. Cut the bottom of the scallop circles flat.
3. Press your Versamark pad right onto the carstock and get it all inked up.
4. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder.
5. Run your Bone Folder through the Embossing Powder making a Faux Alligator print. Shake off the excess powder.
6. Heat with Heat tool until shiny and clear.
7. Cut the top folding flaps from the Box #2, leaving the box open
8. Adhere the 2 Scallop Circles to each side of the box with Sticky Strip and embellish as desired.
9. This one used 6 layers of DSP cut with the Scallop Circle Punch. Scrunch the layers in your hand, stack, insert the brad and fluff them up to look like a flower. The stem is one of the leaves from the Sweet Peas Stitched Felt.
10. Fill with a gift! This one was for a Simply Adorned Charm Ü


  1. This little box is so cute! I borrowed my friend's #2 box die since we try to buy different dies and share to save money. I've been trying to think of a cute project to do with it. I'll have to try this one. I'm assuming you used the Big Shot Scallop Circle & not the Scallop Circle #2. Thanks for sharing!

  2. what an adorable box & thanks for another great idea!

  3. Too cute Becky! One of these days I'm gonna have to break down and buy me a big shot, darn it! lol!

  4. Absolutely adorabe! I might make these for my DL Milwaukee Regional gifts!! TFS!

  5. So cute! I've never tried this alligator technique but it looks fabulous!

  6. So cute, as usual, and I can just tell that your BFF will love the charm that went in it...just assuming and all.


  7. This is adorable Becky...thanks for sharing....will have to case this one...Mel

  8. I love this basket, the work is beautiful. I am sure your BFF will love it. She is lucky to have a friend like you!

  9. Becky,

    I love, love, love this little box. So adorable!

  10. I just have to are so crazy talented it is rediculous!!!!!!!!!!!! I am more amazed each time I see something you have crafted. SOOO much fun looking at your blog, glad I stumbled upon it. You are amazing!!

  11. Becky, I love this little bag, but of course red is my favorite color on days when my favorite colors aren't pink and brown. lol anyway great little bag.

  12. Thank you for sharing the tutorial! I am eager to try this!
    Angel Hugs,