Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Plant Print Gift Bag - Stamps Available Now!

Here's another sneak peek using 3 of the stamps in the Plant Prints 8 stamp set by Artful INKables . I used my Adirondack ink pads to stamp on this cute little canvas bag (6"x5 1/2").

All the new sets I've been previewing this weekend are NOW AVAILABLE so run over and check them out!!

Kristin is offering 10% off all sets during July. See Info at bottom of my post!

First I cut a square out of a piece of scrap card stock. I laid the frame with the open square center over the back. Then I sponged inside the square with Hazlenut Ink and a little bit of Lake Mist. Then I removed the frame stencil and stamped the large fern with Lettuce Ink, the small fern with Meadow Ink and the blossom with Eggplant Ink.

The leaf stem tag is punched from a Sizzix die. I added a circle at the top so it was wide enough to attach an eyelet so I could hang it from the handle on the bag with a piece of hemp. I stamped the sentiment from the Basic Salutations set on a scrap of cream card stock punched it with my oval punch, sponged the edges with Hazelnut ink and just attached it across the leaf stem.

This would make a great little thank you gift to fill with tea bags, or chocolate (!) or any small gift you know the recipient would enjoy and it works up in just a few minutes! It took longer to fix the tag than to do all the stamping!

Note: I sprayed the front of my bag with a clear acrylic matte sealer that I got at Michaels to seal the ink and prevent smudging. I'm not sure if it needed that or not. The canvas bag came in a set of 5 also purchased at Michaels . It says you should only hand wash them with a mild soap if they need washing. I have not washed this so cannot say if the ink fades out or not. I don't think, in the normal scheme of things, you'd be washing this little bag anyway.

Remember to check out Artful INKables NOW ! so you can purchase this great Plant Prints set!

Kristin has overhauled her whole site for this July Release so check it out!!

NEW (and improved) Shopping Site!

NEW Design Team!

NEW Stamp Sets- yes, the 5 awesome sets that the DT has been playing with this weekend!*Bloomin' Beauties*Plant Prints*Sunburst Dandies*Pressed Petals*Basic Salutations*

NEW Sale!!!!All full-sized sets (this includes the 5 new ones) are 10% off the month of July no matter how many you buy!!!!!!!

Be sure to use code 10%AIJUL at check-out to receive your discount!

Thanks so much for coming by today! See you tomorrow!

Paper: True Thyme: Stampin Up

Ink: Meadow, Lettuce, Eggplant, Hazlenut, Lake Mist: Adirondack

Supplies: 6" x 5 1/2" canvas bag: Michaels, Sizzix leaf stem die, cuttlebug, hemp, sponge, eyelet, Cropadile, circle punch, oval punch, Clear Acrylic Matte Sealer spray: Plaid


Deb Neerman said...

This is just gorgeous, Julia!!

You're so flippin' talented ... can I be you when I grow up?!?


peanutbee said...

Oooooh, I like this Plants Print set...awesome! Love the bag. :)

LeAnne said...

Julia, this is fabulous! What a great idea for a special gift!

Lim said...

WOW Julia, this is fabulous. Love it. You are so talented. WOW.
Please check my blog, you have an award there waiting for you.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Julia I think your blog is awesome and I've given you an award on my blog so come on over and get it!


Itsapassion said...

Julia you are amazing!! What an amazing bag...every time I wander over to your blog I end up telling you you're amazing... I always leave in a daze!! LOL!! Fabulous work!!

pammyrn said...

Very nice. Love the look on the canvas.

Hugs Pam

Kim Gasper said...

This bag is so pretty!

dpkennedy said...

Great bag! I just love the design!