Monday, July 12, 2010

Inspired by the Blue Carrot Shop

There were so many fun nostalgic items on The Blue Carrot Shop , (the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast this past Saturday) I was inspired to make two projects!

First I saw these cute peanut treat bags and thought it would be fun to make some of my own.I used a new label stamp from Rescue Remedies by Waltzingmouse Stamps for my bags. I just stamped right on the bag using Blazing Red Stazon Ink (other inks will smear on these waxy bags - How do I know that??!)Then I die cut a little Sizzix tag and stamped it with Get Well from Fancy Phrases and threaded a ribbon through it.
These will make nice little treats to drop off to a friend or relative that's not feeling well don't you think?? And they are quick and simple to create!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Rescue Remedies, Fancy Phrases
Paper: glassine bags - PTI
Ink: Blazing red Stazon, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sizzix tag die/Tag Scallop Combo, satin ribbon - PTI
Then I came upon these fun Arizona beverage glasses.

Which inspired me to make this little tag!

My stamps are a sneak peek of Southwest Cowboy by Mark's Finest Papers that will be released July 13th.

The tag is cut with a Sizzix die. I punched a circle on a piece of Eclipse masking tape - layed it on the card and sponged the sun/moon over the top of the cactus.

I spritzed the tag with gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water in a mini mister - it has a shimmer IRL that doesn't show at all here!

The sentiment is just a portion of the sentiment included in the set - but I just inked up this part, punched it out and layered it over the cactus with foam dimensionals.

I hope you like my inspired projects today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Soutwest Cowboy - July release
Paper: rustic white PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Blue Bayou - SU
Accessories: tag - Sizzix die/tag scallop combo, modern label punch - SU, ribbon - MFP, gold perfect pearls, mini mister - Ranger, foam dimensionals, Eclipse masking tape, hemp - SU


Sal-Gal said...

Really like what you've created here - it's funny what things spark of an idea to create! Well done!
Sal xx

Jan said...

love these little treat bags and what a great idea~~

Sharli said...

Ooo, I love your projects today!! The get well package is outstanding! So beautiful and practical, too! ("it's all about the packaging"!)

The Arizona tag is darling!


Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are wonderful little treat bags and cactus tag, Julia! I never think of things like this.

Joanne Travis said...

Oh my, that Sweet stamp is absolutely fabulous!! Love the sentiment and this would be suitable for any time of year or occasion. Sweet idea!
Love your desert tag idea too, that is really beautiful.

Riet said...

ohhh wowww Julia,This is so wonderful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Peggy said...

Beautiful projects! I really love the bags with the "sweet" message!

Pauline said...

Love the gift bags and the little tag, great inspiration.

Velta said...

oh Julia ~ You have the best ideas!!! I love the bag...and the tiny tag is another great inspiration you've come up with!!

Bev J. said...

Love the cute treat bag-great image. Look forward to seeing the western set. tfs

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this is a wonderful get well treat ensemble! I love chalky mints. They sort of melt in your mouth. NOthing is quite like them. Great design, too! Fantastic cactus tag! I lol because I was thinking mints and read the tag thinking it said the dessert calls me...then I went huh? So blonde at times, do tell! Great tag, though!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I think I missed this yesterday-- love the projects!! You are so good at those!!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

I really dig that cactus inspired tag... very fresh work Julia!