Feb 26 2010

Bloggers’ Challenge – Bags or Boxes

This week's Friday Bloggers' Challenge is the theme of boxes or bags!  That worked out well for me, because this is the bag that my Stamp Club members made last night.  I saw a card someone had made that was similar, and I thought it would be cute turned into a bag for a small gift.  I love being able to papercraft a bag that matches a card that I'm giving the recipient!


I found these smaller white paper bags at a local paper store in Ohio and trimmed down the top a little.  I used Rose Red cardstock on the front and back.  I added a layer of the Chocolate Polka Dot from Sweet Pea Designer Paper on the front and punched the Wide Oval Punch at the top (actually, you do need to punch each layer separately).  I added a strip of Rose Red cardstock I punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch (a FREE option with Sale-A-Bration) and wrapped some of the yummy Chocolate Satin Ribbon around it before I placed it on the front. 


I stamped the gifts image from Happy Moments stamp set (FREE with Sale-A-bration order!)  on Whisper White with Basic Brown ink, then used my Stampin' Write Markers in Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip along with my AquaPainter to watercolor.  It was layered on Pretty in Pink.   Finally, I added the Sweet Pea Stitched flower and leaves to the front with Glue Dots.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  I need to start thinking about what I'm taking to the stamping retreat next weekend.  Well, besides the Bridal Shower invites and Wedding Invitations I need to make!

20 People have left comments on this post

Feb 26, 2010 - 08:02:19

I LOVE this Connie! Great colors, cute design – it's just super!

Feb 26, 2010 - 08:02:08
Lisa M said:

I love this Connie!  Super cute!  I have some of these little bags from WalMart and will have to give it a try!

Feb 26, 2010 - 08:02:39
Kristen said:

Super cute Connie.  Great colors and love your added embellishments

Feb 26, 2010 - 09:02:07

This is really wonderful! I love what you did with this set. 

Feb 26, 2010 - 10:02:57
Shelly Schmidt said:

Fun bag- love this project- love that stamp! 

Feb 26, 2010 - 10:02:33
kim howard said:

Connie, those are super cute and i love the felt embellishments!

Feb 26, 2010 - 10:02:27
Adair said:

This is adorable, Connie!  I love the handle you made!!!

Feb 26, 2010 - 10:02:47
Patti Chesky said:

What a fun gift bag!!!  I bet your club girls loved this project!!

Feb 26, 2010 - 10:02:26

Super cute bag – love the papers you used with your image.

Feb 26, 2010 - 11:02:55

What a stinkin' cute bag Connie!! I love that Sweet Pea DSP and felt too!!

Feb 26, 2010 - 11:02:40

Great project Connie,  love the colors.

Feb 26, 2010 - 12:02:52

Love this bag, the colors, design just everything!

Feb 26, 2010 - 03:02:25
Tami Black said:

This is so adroable — if I received it, I would keep it.  I wouldn't even recycle it because I would not give it up!  Darling.

Feb 26, 2010 - 03:02:34
Ida said:

Super job with this, it's really cute!

Feb 26, 2010 - 09:02:54
Lisa Bohler said:

The gift bag is a gift in of itself!  it's wonderful and I like how you used the sweet pea embellishment!

Feb 26, 2010 - 10:02:34
Toni Tessler said:

Cute bag Connie!  Love your watercoloring.

Feb 26, 2010 - 10:02:02
Mary said:

So cute!  What is a stampers' retreat?

Feb 27, 2010 - 11:02:22

This is lovely Connie!  I've always wanted to try one of these bags!  😀

Feb 28, 2010 - 09:02:13
Tangii Crain said:

Very cute!  Love those felt embellies!

Mar 1, 2010 - 09:03:03
Marsha said:

SO CUTE…I have some of these bags…thanks for the inspiration to do something fun with them 🙂