Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

Fun stuff! This is my first time to participate in the PTI Blog Hops and I am so excited! (Thanks for the nudge, Alyssa!) The challenge is to alter a paper lunch sack to something wonderful and crafty. I happen to have a bunch of lunch sacks and my kids happened to be napping at the same time. Serendipity.

Knowing that this mystical sleeping simultaneously thing could not last long, I opted for a card. (Got an idea for a planner, but that will have to wait for another day.) My lunch bags are kinda tall so I trimmed the open edge with the small rickrack die. I have a cuttlebug so I had to fold the end I didn't want to cut over the top of the B plate. (Sandwich: A plate, C plate, die, lunch sack side I want to cut, B plate, folded side of lunch sack.) Folding it left a large crease that I could not iron out so I covered it with ribbon and it helped me choose layout. :) I love PTI ribbon. Love it. This Lemon Tart satin ribbon is one of the prettiest things I have in my craft room and there's a lot of stuff in there! The Mat Stack 3 die and All Booked up stamp provides a nice focal point and I got to use the anniversary set Round and Round for the circle! I love that All Booked Up and Round and Round coordinate so well together, the sentiments even fit! It's hard to tell in this picture but the rhinestones on the flowers are colored yellow with a Bic Mark It to match the ribbon. I added regular rhinestones along the rickrack edge and finished up just as the baby woke up! Talk about perfect timing! I think I will save this for when I want to give someone a little thank you gift card and slip it in the bag opening.
You can see all the entries on Nichole's blog. I doubt I will ever look at lunch sacks the same again!
Supplies - Stamps: Papertrey Ink All Booked Up, Round and Round
Ink: Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Palette Burnt Umber
Paper: Papertrey Ink Rustic White
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Rick Rack die, Mat Stack 3 die, Lemon Tart satin ribbon, rhinestones, Bic Mark It (yellow), pop dots, lunch sack

35 comments:

  1. REALLY SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I REALLY LOVE THIS~~

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  2. Love it Paula! Very nicely done! Its my first blog hop too!

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  3. VERY pretty! I love how you cut the edge with the rickrack die and accented it with gems!

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  4. My favorite part is that edge to the card! Great idea!

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  5. Welcome to the Hop! Altogether lovely job. Love the bling in the points of the rickrack!!

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  6. Awe! What a darling card! Love the decorative edge & rhinestones!

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  7. Very beautiful and I can tell lots of refine touch to it.

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  8. Welcome to the hop! Your card is beautiful. Love the focal point with the bling. Who knew a lunch bag could turn out so pretty?!

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  9. All booked up on the "need" list as well! Stinking cute project.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  10. I like the rhinestone edging and it is amazing what you accomplished during the nap! Mom working under pressure, and you did a great job.

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  11. Beautiful card! Love the bling!!!

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  12. Beautiful! What a great way to use the rickrack die

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  13. oooh! I love the ric rac border. Lemon tart ribbon makes me happy too.

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  14. Hi PAULA! So glad you are hopping! This card is adorable! I love how you combined the mat stack and the Round and Round...the colors and images are so lovely against that krafty bag!

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  15. So cute! I love the border punch and the Lemon Tart bow!

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  16. Pretty! Love the rhinestone embellished edge.

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  17. Congrats on your first hop! You did a great job on your project! Can't wait to see more of your work!

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  18. Very nice, so elegant with the ribbon and jewels!

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  19. What a beautiful card!! I love the bling!!

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  20. Your card is LOVELY!!!! Glad you joined the FUN tonite!
    Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!

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  21. Love it, paula!! I think the ribbon is a *perfect* touch... even if it was to cover a fold! :)

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  22. Love it! I have about 100 lunch sacks. I should do something fun w/ them!! Ah, serendipity!!

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  23. This is so elegant and beautiful.

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  24. Very cute. Love that rickrack edge with the rhinestones. And I agree -- it'll be quite awhile before I look at a brown bag as just a brown bag!

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  25. Glad you were able to join in. Great card! Love the ric rak edge and the rhinestones.

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  26. Lovely card, with just enough bling! I also like that the crease determined your design...I kinda ignored the seam in my bag and it led to my design too!

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  27. What in the world, 34 comments? Awesome! No surprise, this is the cutest project!

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