Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WMS St. Paddy's Day Hop

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Everyone is Irish today right?!? LOL!! And WMS is celebrating with a customer blog hop over on the Waltzingmouse Forum I'm so thrilled with how my treat bag project came out today! I have had these nice little canvas bags for over a year but have been afraid to ink them not knowing if the images would look good when I stamped them on the cloth. I got my idea from a project I saw last year on Denise's blog.

But I decided to just bite the bullet and give it a try and I'm so glad I did! The Staz On ink worked just perfectly with Claire's quality clear stamps.

I used words and shamrocks from two different WMS stamp sets - Irish Blessings and Celtic Heritage. Here it is flattened out so you can see just what I stamped and how I lined it up.

My tag is a Sizzix die that I punched and hung on a key chain attaching it around the drawstring handle. The web store I purchased my bags at a year ago no longer has them so I did a google search and this is the closest thing I could find - the 6"x 8" loot bag with drawstring. My bag measures 5"x6" so it's slightly smaller. (If anyone knows where to get a bag like mine I'd appreciate your leaving a comment with the link!)

A cute little bag to give to an Irish friend! Now go check out the Waltzingmouse Forum so you can find the other St. Patrick's Day cards!

Remember to count the leprechaun's on all the DT's projects (check my pic at the top here) and post your total over at the Forum in the Play Room in the March Blog Hop Chat thread - there'll be a prize!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Irish Blessings, Celtic Heritage
Paper: Rustic White - PTI, Handsome Hunter - SU
Ink: Staz On Olive Green
Accessories: small oval punch - SU, beaded key chain - Michaels, clover eyelet - unknown, Cropadile, foam dimensionals, Sizzix Shamrock Die, canvas bag

52 comments:

Belinda said...

Oh Julia, this is FAB! :) Love the stamping on the bag! And the candies.... yum yum yum! The tag is AWESOME as well! Wnat to send that to me???? :D

*Vicki* said...

Oh yummy!! What a really fun Patty's bag you've made!! Very clever Julia!! HUGS

Nancy said...

Ohhh I just love this adorable Irish stamped bag!

Crystal said...

WOW Julia this is SOOOOOO creative what a great bag girl~!!! So wonderful!!!

Genevieve said...

Fab idea Julia, gorgeous :)

Claire Brennan said...

How fab is this Julia!!! this is amazing, great idea!!! LOVE stamping on the fabric!!! and the wee tag is just soo cute!!! Thank you!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful idea Julia!! I love this so much - the linen bag is so cute and the chocolates just top it off completely!! If you don't have Belinda's address, I'm sure you have mine lol!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I love your stamped sac! What a fantastic idea! That little shamrock tag is a perfect accent!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Julia, your sac/pot 'o gold is amazing! Love it!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, wow, this is absolutely fantastic! Love your stamped bag!

Mary I said...

The images came out so crisp on the fabric. A very nice job and a treat bag that is perfect for today. :-)

Joanne Gilch said...

Love the bag. an Irish loot bag!!!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This is one adorable and inspiring St. Patty's Day bag!

Angela Mclean said...

OOOHHH, I'm gonna scraplift THIS idea for sure!!! Ace, as always.
Many hugs,
Angela xxx.

Laurie Marmon said...

What a very cute bag! Love all the stamping, the tag, and of course the candies!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This little bag is adorable I love it! Thanks for the reminder about the Leprechauns I'd already forgotten, too busy ahhing and ohhing over the projects.

Dolly Mixtures said...

So unique! I love the little sack of sweet green treats. The stamped images and words look perfect on the rustic fabric background. Happy hopping! Angela (aka Dolly Mixtures)

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun bag. great idea to combine the sets.

mycardz said...

WOW! What a fantastic, creative idea! I just love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cammie said...

Way too cute! The images are so crisp and perfectly spaced. What a wonderful treat for someone.

anya said...

Julia, this is fantastic! What a great idea - the stamping is so crisp - its beautiful!

carole said...

This is a great Project : for Esater's eggs and for St Patrick's Day. I want the same.. So Irish! :-)
Carole

Pauline said...

Great bag and love the little tag, Pauline x

Stephanie Kraft said...

I absolutely love how you stamped the bag -- so cute and clever -- and those Lindt truffles look yummy!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a great bag! I love the idea and the execution is just perfect!!

Velta said...

Julia ~ This is adorable...great inspiration too!!

Heather said...

Oh, you smarie pants- what a great idea!! This is adorable!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Julia this is a fantastic goodie bag - not only for St Patty's but for other occasions - love it! TFS.

Cheryl said...

Oh, that's so clever. I love it.

Sandie said...

Wow, I just love this!! Fantastic use of the stamps

Joanne (jojot) said...

the bag is fabulous AND so are those mint chocolate Lindts...lol

Polly Pierce said...

Julia, this whole project has made my mouth water! What a lovely way to serve St Patrick's Day treats...

Lynn Mercurio said...

OMGosh Julia...what a fantastic idea! It turned out FANTASTIC and I don't know why you waited. I'm going to pick up a few of these and CASE your idea. Awesome job.

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is so cool, Julia! What a great idea!!

Betty Benton said...

A totally fabulous project!

Nadine said...

Wowzers! That is an absolutely stunning project. The green looks gorgeous against the canvas bag. What great gift to give an Irish friend! :O)

Nadine

Jen said...

Such a fun idea! I love how clearly the stamps imprinted onto the fabric.
Thank you for sharing!

Barb said...

Fabulous project!

Kelly S. said...

Oh wow that canvas bag looks awesome stamped like that...the sentiments and shamrocks ARE so clear! I'll take a piece of that candy right about now! SO fun, Julia!

Marge said...

WOW, Julia, this is just AWESOME!!! LOVE it!!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

MAGNIFICENT!! Love this bag!! looks great with those delicious chocolates too - lol. Seriously, what a perfect treat for someone special!!

Kathryn B said...

I love your bag! What an awesome idea...I want one! LOL!!!

Vicky said...

Wow, what a great way to decorate a simple canvas bag.

Joan B said...

this is ridiculously perfect! I can't believe how clever and how lined up you got everything. Just genius.

Jennifer Holmes said...

This is a great idea! The canvas bag really took the ink nicely; well done!

Julie Masse said...

What a neat project Julia!! The stamping on the bag looks so great - love that you did it on an angle! Very cute! :)

Kate W. said...

One thing I have noticed about you is that you always rock the packaging angle. Yet again, your project is simply fantastic and I am inspired to create something similar. I just love the gift ensembles you come up with. They are always very thoghtfully prepared.

Nancy said...

I love your bag. It turned out great!!!

Katie Renz said...

Oh fabulous idea and the bag turned out so cute and what yummy chocolates to put inside to boot. I'd feel lucky getting some of those.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Julia, this is FAB!!!! What a great little project, and it did turn out so well... so good to know the stamps work well on fabric. Now that's the sign of a quality stamp!!!! ;)

dpkennedy said...

This is adorable Julia! You always come up with great ideas for projects!

Jennifer Moore said...

So cute!