Monday, August 2, 2010

An Envelope Gift Bag

Two challenges for me today! Bev hosted the Free 4 all over at Split Coast and asked us to pay special attention to the sides of our cards/projects.

And Francie G is our Queen for the Day at SCS - Whoo Hoo!! I cased this lovely card of hers. I used a different Rubbernecker floral made a bag instead of a card and used the lacey punch on the top instead of the bottom!

I colored the stamp with SU markers, spritzed with water and stamped just like Fran did - I layered two flowers on top of the stamping and sponged over the floral with 2 colors of ink.

I made this little gift bag out of a 6x9 catalog envelope that I cut down to 5" height - I found the instructions over on Ellen Hutson's blog here

Well - I'm back to work after a wonderful week off - we went kayaking, hiking on a reserve, bike riding, visited friends in NH and generally relaxed! I'll share a few pics shortly. Now it's back to the grind so I can pay for my stamps! LOL!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - Floral #496-11
Paper: White, Berry Sorbet - PTI, 6x9 catalog envelope cut down to 5" tall
Ink: Ranger Distress Spun Sugar & Tea Dye
Accessories: SU markers, water mister, sponge & applicator - Ranger, Curve punch - EK Success, Lacey punch & Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Labels 10 nestabilities, foam dimensionals


Sue W said...

What a great idea for the challenge! Sweet image and that butterfly is too precious!

Hope you have a nice easy first week back at work .....not sure how you find the time to make all your beautiful projects.

Crystal said...

Awesome idea Julia!!!! LOVE LOVE the lattice punch!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a sweet little packaging the lattice top

Sharli said...

Your bag is lovely! What a neat trick, thanks for the link to Ellen Huston's blog. It makes perfect sense to me now!

I'm so glad you had a wonderful vacation! Welcome back!

Peggy said...

What a beautiful bag! Love the lattice top and the scallop bottom! Glad you had a great time away! Nourishes the soul!

Velta said...

Again Julia...another great inspiration!!! Love IT!!!

Juls said...

wow..very stylish and creative! Love the butterfly! Hugs Juls

Joanne Travis said...

I have got to get that lattice border punch, it is so lovely! Love the image too, Julia. This is so beautiful!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful, Miss Julia! Love the lattice border! Thanks for the link!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Julia. TFS the tutorial!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!!! Your bag is absolutely STUNNING, Julia...I sooo love the punched top and your flowers and butterfly are gorgeous!!!!