Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop


So I needed some stamp therapy after work, and decided to play along with the Papertrey Ink blog hop that was already in progress.  I skim (key word) the inspiration photo and see that the theme is focused on wraps! So I find a little krafty bag and decide to turn it into a cookie wrap for the holidays....


I stamped the bag with a print from Background Basics: Botanicals and then dotted the insides of the flowers with White Opal Liquid Pearls.  Cut the top edge of the bag with the Pearl Lace border die from Memory Box.


I cut a coordinating tag with Tag Sale #3 die and then placed a section cut with the Hexagon Coverplate over the top. Filled in the spaces with images from Happy Hexagons and some Authentique "Festive" patterned paper.  Added a sentiment from Holiday Button Bits...AND...went to upload my photo....AND

....realized that the hop was to focus on felt or fabric wraps!  Not a stitch of fabric or felt on my little holiday project...unless you count the Vintage Cream grosgrain bow.  I fully expect to be disqualified, but  was glad that I got to enjoy a bit of stamping time while the kids played with the neighbors, enjoying the last bits of warm weather!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Background Basics: Botanicals, Happy Hexagons, Holiday Button Bits, all Papertrey Ink
Paper:  PTI kraft and Rustic Cream, Authentique "Festive" patterned paper
Ink:  Stampin Up Real Red
Other:  PTI Hexagon Coverplate and Tag Sale #3 die, Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities, Memory Box Pearl Lace border die, PTI Vintage Cream grosgrain ribbon, kraft bag, mini clothespin, White Opal Liquid Pearls

33 comments:

Rachel W K said...

whether you followed the 'rules' or not... this is a great project! what a gorgeous background stamp, i love that

Debbie Brackett said...

Really cute bag. I love the design and the liquid pearl on the bag. Just the right touch.

Karen C. said...

I think a fabric bow would qualify!! I love the Christmassy look you gave to the hexagon background on your tag. Before I read your outline I thought it was made from snippets of fabric!!

Sandy said...

I'm so glad you posted this anyway. It's lovely!

Helen L said...

I love the bag and tag even though it DOESN'T have felt or fabric!! :-) I REALLY love the tag: I need to get that hexie die!! Great job Kelly!

Sari said...

I think I forgot about the fabric too. Love your bag and gift tag!

artful-notions said...

Oh that tag is Devine! And I love what you did to 'look' like fabric!

Kelly in Canada said...

so lovely kelly!

krismybliss said...

Oh Kelly, I so love your bag and tag! So cute that I am definitely going to case it! I didn't think I had to have the hexagon plate until now. Guess I'm going to have to add it to my October purchase.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh I've totally done that before... love your project regardless, what a great use of the hexagon die, need to get my out and dust it off. Come check out my project, little helper #2 was helping with in the kitchen.

Leigh said...

A tag made from the hexagon cover plate? I love it!!

Victoria said...

Love the bag and the tag! Super cute gift wrap ensemble!

Renee said...

Rules were made to be broken...
especially when they look this fabulous!! :)
I LOVE that stamped bag...
but Kelly I die over the tag and am SO ripping you off on that idea! :)
Hexagons...
LOVE it!! :)

Suzanne Russell said...

Shhhh! Let's not spoil the FABULOUS project with the rules! Love it, no matter what. I can't wait to make a few tags with the Happy Hexagons and maybe Happy Harlequins, too!

Lisa said...

Felt or not this is darling! Your little tag is adorable and your stamped bag is out of this word!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Just amazing Kelly, love it!

BethieJ said...

OHHHH this is DARLING! I ADORE that cute bag and that tag.. I too am gonna BORROW that FUN idea.. and Ribbon is fabric enough for me!! HA HA!!
Have a GREAT day!

Lori said...

The grosgrain bow counts to me! Love the stamped pattern on the bag. It looks great, especially with the little Liquid Pearls dots.

Martha said...

WOW, this is FABULOUS! Love how you used the hexagons on the tag. Beautifully done!

Joyce said...

I love this project. It is really wonderful. And, don't worry about not actually using felt or fabric--you made a paper project in the spirit of fabric--the hexagon quilted tag. Why not?

Jacquie Southas said...

I'll give you credit for meeting the challenge and count the ribbon - the project is too lovely to exclude!

Terri said...

They are both great but I especially like that tag!

Peggysue Turner said...

Beautiful job!

Cathy Weber said...

Super cute idea...love the liquid pearls and the hexagons...you knew I was going to say that, didn't you?

Meghan said...

This project is so fabulous! Love the papers you used on the Happy Hexagon tag!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh I love this tag! How did you come up with that? Love the papers you used too. Your gift bag is gorgeous! Love the liquid pearls .

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous!!! Adore the addition of pearls to the bag and the hexie tag is awesome!!!

Jeanne J said...

Stunning! I love the patterns, gems, and fabulous Christmas colors! You took my breath away!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute project Kelly! Love the beautiful hexagon tag!

Annheidel said...

Love the use of the hexagon coverplate as a tag! Cute bag!

~amy~ said...

simply gorgeous!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous cookie wrap Kelly! I love those hexagons, and the traditionl christmas colours!

Lynne said...

I so love this - who cares what is inside the packaging makes the entire gift!