Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to Canadians!

I hope everyone's day went as well as it could. I am very thankful for fall colours and being able to walk through the woods with my husband and mother, thankful for my father's great Coconut Cream Pie recipe and thankful that the 2 dogs (Hoover and Samuel) got along!

The project today is a Designer Series Paper bag complete with handles, stuffed with cards and matching envelopes! I cannot take credit for coming up with the original idea for this double sided paper card holder bag, I found a great website here by Chiaki Haverstick. There are some wonderful tutorials and ideas on this website! This uses just over 1/2 a sheet of 12x12 paper for the bag and it defintiely needs the double sided paper to be able to create the top accent. For this bag I recommend using a regular hole punch to create holes for the wide grosgrain ribbon to slide through, I tried originally a 1/2" circle and it was too large!

The flower card is stamped using the kissing technique, the whole stamp is inked with a lighter colour and then kissed around the outside of the stamp with a darker colour.

The bird/heart/leaf card is my favourite. It originally wasn't laid out the same way it turned out. That is one of the great things about creating projects, you start out one way and it changes along the way into something better! The background of the card is made using 2 different sized circle punches, 1/2" and 1" punches, and laid out to mimic the background of the Main Blueberry Designer Series Paper.

Stamps: Best Wishes and More
Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Paper: Maine Blueberry DSP, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Old Olive textured card stock, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, 1/2" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Baja Breeze striped ribbon

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11 comments:

Jenn D said...

This is super cute! I haven't been to Chaiki's site in a while. I'll have to check it out.

Laura Brown said...

This came together so nicely! I love the paper. Your cards are wonderful!

Traci G said...

What a pretty set! I think this is my favorite paper and you've used it beautifully!!

Hope said...

Beautiful set of cards and bag. I love this paper!

Carmen said...

WOW! I love everything about this project, color style, design ... nice!

Brenda said...

What a great gift set! The bag to hold all the cards is too cute! TFS!

Carol Matthews said...

Beautiful set! Now I want to run out to my desk and make one too...but it's 2 am! Thanks for sharing, I'll start on it tomorrow!

Jennifer Murai said...

These are so cute. That darn paper is growing on. Man, I was hoping to get away without buying all the new SU paper. LOL

Beedubya said...

What a great set! Your cards are really cute. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this!

Carol said...

I really like this DSP and I especially like how you've used it. Sometimes I have trouble using the polka dots, but these look great! Thanks!

Tandra said...

TOTALLY cute!! I LOVE Maine Blueberry paper, and your cards & tote are great!