Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Recycled gift bag

 I needed some gift packaging for the cards I made for my pastor's wife (see this post for details) and none of the templates I had seemed to fit the bill.  But, I have used the clear boxes that the Papertrey Ink stamps come in (hmmm . . . maybe that is a good reason to buy some more) as gift "bags" before and it seemed to be a good idea this time, too.  It's kind of fun because the gift becomes part of the packaging.  And it's reusing something that would otherwise be thrown away.  I already had the card made (see this post), so I decided to coordinate the packaging with both the card and the cards (confusing I know).  I stamped the flower cluster and then stamped it again and cut it out to create a mask so I could stamp the pumpkin below the cluster and make it look like a flower arrangement in the pumpkin or flower decorations on a pumpkin.  Anyway, I think it came out super cute and was a brilliant way to tie the two cards together.

Challenges:
CRAFT Challenge #177--use metal (I used aluminum tape on the label I used as a tag)
{Pin}spirational Challenges #30--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the pumpkins, and black and orange colors)
Our Daily Bread Designs #127--use at least three supplies/technique that begin with the letters L.E.A.F. (I used L--labels die and leaves, E--eyelets, A--acetate, F--flowers)

Supplies:
Stamps: Skipping Stones Design "Timeless Textures"; Verve "Tall Oaks" and "for you" phrase; Flourishes "Summer Blossoms"
Dies/punches: Spellbinders label 4, classic circles and scalloped circles, large; Fiskars Upper Crest border punch
Organza ribbon, eyelets, aluminum tape, twine, recycled stamp packaging

6 comments:

Jan Marie said...

Very clever and very well done! Nice gift set!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD. Blessings!

Nikbee said...

A fantastic bit of recycling. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful gift Heather!! Love your pumpkin tag and the vellum bag. Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!
blessings,
Chris

Corrinne Quinn said...

Perfect :) Thank you for sharing it with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

I invite you to join me at Tuesday Alchemy's current challenge: http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com/ as well.

Lots of joy,
Corrinne

Rosemary said...

beautiful project! thanks for sharing it with us at the shining the light challenge!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

This is awesome!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!
~DEANNE~