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Friday, January 21, 2011

Bloggers' Challenge -- Designer Series Paper

This week, Lisa challenged us to work with Designer Series Paper in a creative way....kind of like DSP with a twist! Well, it just so happens that I had not had a chance to share this with you before and it works perfectly for today's Challange!

Back in November, I needed a small gift package and this is what I came up with....it really was simple and quick to make! Can you tell what this was originally? It's a simple, every-day brown paper lunch bag....something most of us have around in our cabinets. For this package, I cut the bag down to 6" (keep it folded) and then added DSP to the front and back, covering completely. (The pleated sides are still exposed, but that's OK!) The stamped portion was created using just markers to get all the different colors for the flower (it's one stamp). However, the greeting was stamped in ink, using Fabulous Phrases....so the Stamp a ma jig was definitely in order so that the words lined up exactly. The word stamps in this set are all individual, giving you the versatility of making your own phrases and greetings.....definitely a great idea and bargain!

For the topper, I'm sorry, but I cannot remember the dimensions....but I can tell you that it's as wide as the bag. I believe there's about a 1" flap on the back of the bag, which was adhered really well using Sticky Strip. The fold over for the front was not a special measurement....it was just something that I thought was eye pleasing. Can you see the edge was punched with the Pinking Hearts Punch and then just a tiny little strip of Daffodil Delight CS was added over top. Oh, and the last thing was the Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain added (which matches the Pear Pizzazz color of the DSP!) around the bottom of the stamped image and then for the handle. What a fun way to package up a gift!

Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Fabulous Phrases
Inks: Early Espresso
CS: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso
Misc: Pinking Hearts Punch, Crop-a-dile (for handle), Sticky Strip, Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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16 comments:

Tami Black said...

You did a darling job on this. If you had not told me it was a brown bag, I would not have known. Love this entire creation!

GCgirl said...

This is so pretty--love that DSP. I used it on another project this week also :0)

Linda Monroe said...

This is really creative. What a great way to make a beautiful gift bag. I love the browns. Very sweet.

Lisa Bohler said...

What a great way to turn a plain, brown wrapper into an elegant gift wrapping!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful project- Very pretty DSP. What an interesting project idea!

Rose said...

Very cute gift bag, I have tons of paper bags and tons of dp so it's about time I used some of it. Great inspiration.

BarbaraW said...

Clever way to create a gift bag. Very cool.

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, such a fab way to dress up a plain brown bag!

JP Card Crazy said...

Very creative...!!! Love the paper you used and I too would never have guessed it was a brown paper bag!

Nikki Bond said...

This is beautiful! Love that DSP...great job. {SMILES}

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card! Beautifully created. Hugs, Gayle.

Ida said...

Who would have thought a brown paper bag could be transformed into something this pretty. Love that DP!

Lori said...

What a great idea for presenting a gift! Love how you turned a plain brown paper bag into something special.

Basement Stamper said...

what a great gift! I think this is the same paper Nikki used and I love the colors in it!

Pat Huntoon said...

What a great gift bag! Love this!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a beautiful bag Barbara! I LOVE this paper! Wonderfully done! :D

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