Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Christmas bag, a basket of flowers and pots of tea!

I have 3 cards to share today that I made for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast.  Anne was our hostess and she showed us The Blue Carrot Shop - a site that sells vintage and retro items (I have to admit that I recognized lots of stuff on this site from my growing up years!)

For my first project - I was inspired by these nut bags
I was more inspired by the glassine bag than the colors or images. I created a Christmas gift bag that could be for a gift card or cash or even treats if they are not too thick!

My stamps are from Rubbernecker  I just love this beautiful snowflake and the font on this sentiment!  I added a rhinestone to the center of the snowflake and tied blue/white twine around the top. My bag is 3 3/4" x 6 1/4". from Papertrey Ink.

I used Versafine Ink to stamp the images and I used my hot gun to help the ink dry - I think I'll leave this over night to be sure that it does dry - you may have to sample different kinds of ink if you stamp on a coated bag to be sure it dries.

My second inspiration was a faux wood covered thermos

 The weave of this basket reminded me of the wood tone on the thermos. First I stamped the flowers on the panel, then drew on stems with a fine tip green pen. Then I dry embossed the panel with my Square Lattice embossing folder.

I stamped the basket, cut it out, sponged the edges and adhered it under the flowers. I sponged the edges of the panel and added pearls to the centers of the flowers.  The basket and flowers are from a Rubbernecker set called Create a Garden

I cut the sentiment with my key tag punch, then punched a hole on the side with my horizontal slot punch (I haven't used this punch in years!) and looped 4 colors of twine through the slot. I adhered the tag to the card with foam tape. The Thinking of You sentiment is also from Rubbernecker.

This card is 3 x 5 1/2" so it will still fit into a regular A2 envelope even with the tag and twine sticking off the edge of the card.

For my final card - I was inspired by these Bartender Invites

Instead of drinks and appetizers - I used a row of teapots.
My stamps are from a fun  Rubbernecker set called Tea Time Set.  Inside I stamped "brewing up a birthday wish for you" perfect for a tea-loving friend!  I added a rhinestone to the top of each of the teapots.

I hope you'll stop by on Nov 1st -  the Waltzingmouse Design team will be having a 4 day SoAP (Stamp of Approval Parade) using previously released WMS Christmas Stamp sets!

Christmas Wax Bag:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Merry Christmas #387-10, Snowflake #1504 SO (Stamp Oasis)
Paper: wax bag - PTI
Ink: Versafine Majestic Blue   

A Basket of Flowers:
Stamps: Rubbernecker: Create a Garden Set #512, Thinking of you #565-10
Paper: rustic cream, terracotta tile - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx black & Habanero, Ranger Distress - Old Paper, Memento Rose Red, Potters Clay,and sweet plum
Accessories: foam tape, green fine tip pen - Creative Memories, square lattice embossing folder - SU, pearls - Kaiser, keytag and horizontal slot punches - SU, Lilac, mandarin, peapod and pink sorbet bakers twine - The Twinery 

Is it Tea Time?
Rubbernecker: Tea Time Set #457
Paper: White, Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Rhinestones - Kaiser

28 comments:

Annette said...

wow these are all amazing...love that bartender..

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful collection of cards Julia! Great take on the inspiration photos!

Riet said...

So beautiful Julia.


Hugs Riet.xx

Bev J. said...

I went to that site yesterday but ddn't get anything made-like what you created. I liked those peanut bags you used for inspiration for your treat bag and I also like your row of teapots!

maryr917 said...

3 great inspired projects Julia-love the basket card -texture and bakers twine are a standout

Monika/Buzsy said...

These are fabulous Julia. Love the great images and colors. The snowflake is so pretty on the bag... and the textures are awesome on the flower card. :o)

Pauline said...

Julia, I love all three cards, but I adore the floral basket card, with the multi coloured twine through the tag, just stunning and so full of texture.

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