Well, they have some amazing templates and cutting files at The Digichick, and I just couldn't resist having a go at making a vase and flowers.  I've been wanting to make a vase for ages, and when the chance came to use a bag template (yes, you heard right, a bag template;) ), it seemed the perfect opportunity.

I used the following items, firstly this gorgeous collaboration kit from the Digichick Designers:

Then I used two sets of cutting files from Kelleigh Ratzlaff:

And finally, to make the vase itself, I used this  bag template:

It was so easy to make!  For the stems of the flowers I used some stalk like strips of wood (these were really thin but I don't know what type of wood or what the whole thing is called!!!) I had bought from a craft store ages ago and then covered these with green crepe paper.  I printed and cut out one of the leaf templates and used this to make the leaves from the crepe paper and attach those to the stem.  The papers from the kit were used as a clipping masks on the roses, then I printed the paper out on one side of 160g/m paper and printed the roses out on the other side so the petals had the pattern on both sides.  I then used a polka dot embossing folder and my Big Shot on each set of petals to get the textured effect, and then built up the roses using double sided tape and PVA glue.  

The vase was so easy to make - it was a case of using a kit paper for the vase background ( a clipping mask again), printing it out on heavyweight cardstock then cutting out, and adhering it all together. 

The butterfly on the front of the vase is an embellishment I have had for ages, and the ribbon is from my stash.

I also added small pebbles in the base of the vase to prevent it from tipping over now the roses are in.  The vase and roses are now decorating my desk at work!

Why not give this a go yourself?  Bag templates aren't just for making bags, you know, and this was so easy to make!  It took longer to cut everything out than it did to make the vase and flowers!

Happy scrapping!