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.

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)

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


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!!

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,

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!!