Friday, March 28, 2008

Dollar Find Friday!! (Card holder bag)

Sorry for the late Dollar Find Friday post! My craft room and I are still not on speaking terms so I had to haul all of my stuff out to the dinning room table to work. It took me a longer to do my project because I needed to keep getting up to grab something I forgot. Oh well.... I'm boycotting my craft room until it gives me my mojo back lol!

Today's project is altering those cute little paper bags that we always see but never know what to do with-

Stamps- embrace life, natural beauty, happy harmony
Ink- pumpkin pie, ruby red, old olive, more mustard, creamy caramel, brocade blue, black stazon
small paper bag- this one is 4x5.25
6 Blank cards- mine are 3x5.5
6 Envelopes- 3 5/8 x 6.5
water color brush

Step 1- Stamp the word collage from Natural beauty on the center of your bag

Step 2- Make a mask of the word collage use it to cover the words you stamped on the bag. Stamp the leaves from Embrace life around the words.

Step 3- Remove mask and water color the leaves with old olive ink

Step 4- Stamp images on another piece of card stock, water color, cut and adhere to the front of the bag where desired.

Step 5- Stamp and water color your cards and envelopes to match the bag. I used an edge distressor around my cards to give them a little depth as well as added some stardust gelly roll pen to the images

Finished product!


Anonymous said...

Amazing project, you've done it again!!!

cassidy said...

Awesome! I look forward to your projects on fridys!

Kristine said...

How Cool!! :D Love what you did here, and those cards to match are so perfect! Awesome possum :P

Darcy said...

That makes a really nice gift, great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

You are so funny! Boycotting your craft room...I had to laugh out loud when I read that one!! Thanks for brightening up my morning with your humor and your beautiful work!! Hugs ~ Donna (

Carolyn King said...

wow!!! Awesome--love the gift bag and cards!!

emh0283 said...

I LOVE them. So pretty!!

airbornewife said...

Whoa... this is beautiful!! I am going to find some of those bags. Thank you SO much for the inspiration. Pam

Staciestamps said...

You have done a beautiful thing with these bags!

sheila said...

Geez, thats beautiful. I also have some of those bags that I did't know what to do with. Now, I do. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

This is beyond beautiful!!!!