Saturday, July 4, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 32 - Frosted Film


Hello and Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! It's another fun Compendium of Curiosities Challenge. We're almost to the end, but it's never too late join us.

The Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge is hosted by our lovely hostess Linda Ledbetter on her blog. Each challenge comes from the wonderful book "A Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III" featuring amazing products and techniques by non-other than Tim Holtz.

Join us with your creation based on the featured technique and your project could win you an awesome prize pack from Tim and Mario and you also have a chance to win the random draw from our generous sponsor this time: The Funkie Junkie Boutique. All the details, rules and links are at the end of my post so be sure to keep reading all the way through.

Okay, back to the challenge. It's called Frosted Film and can be found on page 59 in the book. I created some simple, festive gift bags for friends we'll be spending the 4th of July with.




I used the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board to create four bags. I pre-cut the Correspondence paper sheets to 6" x 12" before making the small bag on the Punch Board.



Using one of the labels from the Sizzix Thinlets "Labels" set, I cut a window from the front panel of the gift bags.



I stuck a piece of Frosted Film onto a piece of Clearly For Art and adhered these layers inside the die-cut window of the gift bag.



Then I cut some pieces and parts to adorn my bags. I stamped onto a 3/4" punched circle and adhered them to the blue ribbon die-cuts.



Adhered everything to the bags.


Added some waxed twine bows to the ends of my banners.



To keep the gift bags pinched closed, I remembered I had purchased these small clothespins from WalMart over a month ago. Perfect!



I filled each gift bag with red, white and blue wrapped chocolate truffles. How fun is that?


(Only one of the chocolates was consumed during the making of this project.)



I love functional, easy projects like this, don't you? I hope you join in the Frosted Film fun. 
Here are all the details below.


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Do you have the fabulous Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III book by Tim Holtz? (the master of all things vintage and distressed.) If not, you can find one at your local craft store, scrapbook store, or you can get a signed copy by Tim himself by going here. 

You can find all the CC3 Challenge details and FAQs here.  The lovely Linda Ledbetter is our hostess of this fun series of challenges, and all you have to do to participate is create your project, and upload to her site. Be sure, though, to read through all the FAQs so you're eligible to win...



We're working our way through this fantastic book of techniques and tips, and challenging you to join in the fun. This round's challenge is sponsored by the great folks at The Funkie Junkie Boutique who have a fabulous gift voucher to give away to one lucky random winner. Also, the Curiosity Crew's Choice scores a giant prize pack of goodies straight from Tim and Mario!



29 comments:

  1. Happy 4th July! Those bags are so cute, I love the bunting. Jan x

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  2. Annette....DARLING!! I am with you...I love functional, easy project...emphasis on easy! 😊 These little gift bags are so cute and perfect for any occasion! Great idea! The way you have decorated them with a Fourth theme is adorable! Have a safe and happy 4th!

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  3. You were very good Anette, I would not have stopped at one chocolate, LOL!
    Your gift bags are one better than the and who will receive them will be really lucky!
    Happy Independence Day!

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  4. What happy little gifts for your lucky friends! I love the way you used the Frosted Film for your translucent see-through windows in the bags so we get a peak at the yummy chocolates. What a sweet idea! <3 <3 <3

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  5. Those favor boxes are so cool, wonderful way to integrate the frosted film. Thank you for the great inspiration as always. I'm a big fan. BTW congratulations for being the new ambassador for G45!!!

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  6. I love functional art, too, and your beautiful patriotic bags are sure to be a bit hit. Thanks for the giggle over the chocolate consumption, and Happy Fourth!

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  7. Oh well done for only eating one....! The Correspondence papers never looked so good - your bags are brilliant! I love functional, easy projects too and this one has just gone up to the top of my wish to do list. Anne xx

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  8. YUMMO!!!! How fun and wonderful are these!!! What a treat!!!

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  9. great bags Annette - how clever xx

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  10. Oh, Annette, these little treat bags are so perfect! Love the frosted film openings and those little clothespins at the top. Everything is so pretty as always. You are so talented!

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  11. Oh My Goodness, Annette!! These are the cutest 4th of July goodie bags ever and those truffles don't look too bad either ;) :) I would have eaten all of the red wrapped ones--they're my favs :) :) tee-hee
    Your creation of the frosted film window is soooo clever!! These goodies bags are the real treat!! Happy July!! XOXO-Shari

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  12. These are great little bags, perfect for a little treat. I love the tantalising glimpse of the contents that you get from the frosted film. Wonderful idea for kids parties too.

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  13. Love boxes and banners. The two together are just adorable. The whole thing is just amazing!!

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  14. Annette, these are absolutely darling! So clever to use the "Labels" set to cut out the center of the bag. xx

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  15. I love gift bags with windows and yours are adorable!

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  16. These bags are awesome!! Love how you used the film!!

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  17. I spy truffles in those treat bags- I'll be right over! Such a great use of the frosted film. I love the clothes pins on top too.
    Jess

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  18. Wow Annette! Love all the patriotic themed treat bags! The frosted film windows look fantastic and I love the cute bunting strewn about! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. These are just smackin' ADORABLE!!! I am SO in LOVE w that PAPER!!! Need ta get my hands on it soon!!! The windows in gift boxes were the idea we used for Ygr Nuke Engineer Son's wedding in 2013....& new daughter wouldda just LOVED how romantic that Frosted Film makes the window look!! Hides the treats in plain sight!! 👏 I need to keep that in mind for CHRISTmas !!

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  20. Cutest gift bags ever !!!Love the mini banners, the frosted windows... how cool is that?! Those correspondence papers just so perfect for 4th !!

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  21. Well I am a little late for the 4th, but what great little gift bags! I love the frosted windows and the banners are fabulous! Great idea!

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  22. yum! I love those treats and the cute bags they are in! ;-)

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  23. The bags are beautiful! I too like making my crafts functional :) But I have no idea how you were able to stop at just one truffle, blows my mind, lol. I would have ended up eating all those tasty little buggers and then put popcorn in the bags lol.

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  24. Great idea to make windows with the film! And I love your candy jar in the more recent post!

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  25. These are absolutely precious! If I came to a party and got handed one of these bags, I would just DIE of happiness! What a great time your friends must have had (and I salute you, in the most patriotic fashion, for eating only one chocolate)!

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  26. Such a cute idea...I'm sure your guests love them! (and not just because of the truffles! LOL!)

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  27. These little treat bags are just fabulous! Another brilliant way to use the frosted film.thanks Annette toni x

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  28. What a great idea! Love how you used the frosted film on the bags...they could be tailored for any occasion. Now you have got me thinking. Thanks for the inspiration

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  29. These are oh-so-cute! How much your friends must've loved them!!

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