Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge


Well, this is my first ever Blog Hop Challenge - so please be kind!

This month's challenge was to dress up, alter or change an ordinary brown paper bag.  So here is what I created!


I used the Friendship Jars die to cut out the jar.  Next, I cut out the jar topper from Green Tea Leaves patterned paper using PTI's Friendship Jars Jar Toppers die. I stamped the label with some dark chocolate PTI ink, and the "Pumpkins" sentiment with ripe avocado PTI ink.  I colored in some white silk ribbon from PTI with a copic marker (sorry, can't remember the color).  Next, I diecut the various leaves using PTI's Leaf Prints dies and some cool sheets of very think cherry wood I found in the scrapbooking section of Michael's.  I stamped the leaf images from Leaf Prints with Terracotta Tile ink, garden green SU ink, pumpkin pie SU ink, and I believe daffodil delight SU ink, and then adhered the leaves to the paper big using my Zig glue pen.

When I first thought of this idea I was worried because I wasn't sure if the stores would be selling candy corn yet (being as though it is still summer).  Well, my compulsive shopping husband saved the day, as I remember that last year after halloween he went on a candy corn buying binge (even though he really doesn't eat sweets) because he couldn't resist the 75% off discount and thus we had a stash of these candy pumpkins sitting in the garage.  What luck!

26 comments:

  1. What a creative use of the friendship jar die! Beautiful bag!

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  2. Cute! and I love that baby blanket too!

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  3. Cute idea! That window is a great touch - especially filled with yummy pumpkins!!!

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  4. Very fun bag!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  5. So cute, love the little window in the bag.

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  6. Super cute, great job on your first blog hop!

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  7. Those little pumpkins are perfect peeking through the cut out :) Congrats on your new blog & on your first hop! TFS

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  8. Lovely bag. I love how you used the Friendship Jar die to cut your opening.

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  9. This is so pretty! Love how you used the jar & lid to make the window!

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  10. Love the cutout in your bag.....this is such a neat idea to see the goodies inside!!

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  11. Super cute baggie! The window is a great added feature!

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  12. super cute! i love how you used the jar as the window.

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  13. This is so CUTE! and YEAH for hubbys candy stash saving the day! :)
    Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!

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  14. How cute! Love the colorful leaves!

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  15. Great project! Love the window in the gift bag & all those pretty colored leaves!

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  16. Hi Dawn, Love this bag. It is just so cute. Very Fall! The pumkins look so cute peeking through the bag. Fab. Lx

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  17. Thanks everyone! It is great to look at everyones projects - I loved everything that Nichole highlighted on her blog. You all inspire me!

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  18. Sweet! Love the window in the bag! aren't those leaf dies & stamps awesome!

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  19. This is a great project! You did an awesome job!

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  20. Glad you could join the hop! It's a clever and well done project. The leaves are fabulous - love the colors. Great idea how you transformed the jar into a window. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects in up-coming hops!

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  21. Congrats on your first blog hop! I hope you had fun hopping! I think your project is great! Looking forward to seeing more of you in the future.

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