Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August PTI Blog Hop


This month's challenge is to use brown paper lunch bags in our projects.  I kept it pretty simple by stamping the bag and cutting out a window with the new Mat Stack 4 die.


  • I traced around the Mat Stack 4 die with a black pen before cutting the bag.
  • Stamped apple border 
  • Adhered a piece of acetate to the inside of the bag for the window. 
  • Decided to use the die cut piece on a coordinating card. 
  • The stamps all come from School Time, except the circle apple image and sentiment on the bag tag.  Those are from 2009 Autumn Tags.


Here's a close up of the card so you can see the Paper Glaze I put over the apple to make it shine and the awesome impression from the Book Print plate.

This little gift set will go to my daughter's teacher at Thanksgiving (so nice to be ahead of the game for once). We are going to fill the bag with a few of her favorite things. Luckily, she gave us an "About Me" handout this week that lists lots of her favorite goodies.




All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated

Stamps:  School Time, 2009 Autumn Tags
Paper:  stamper's select white, true black
Ink:  Pure Poppy, White (memories), Black (memento)
Accessories:  brown paper bag, mat stack 4 die, mat stack 2 die, Book Print impression plate, pure poppy buttons and twine, threading water border punch (fiskars), 1 3/4" circle punch, red striped/stitched ribbon (paper studio), paper glaze (aleene's), pop dots. black zig marker

58 comments:

Sue Ann said...

SARA ...... this is so darn cute I do not know what to write !!! I love the window it is perfect and then to use the negative ..... goodness girl you did a fabulous job with this challenge!!!

Kara said...

love how you used the window piece on your card!!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE the window in your bag, and love that you used it on a card! Both of these are beautiful Sara!!

Lorraine said...

This is beautiful! Lovely gift set for your daughter's teacher. Love the window cutout and how you used that piece on your card. Also loving the card's apple, alpha chalkboard background and impressed card!

Anika said...

This is great, Sara! Love how you used the piece you cut from the bag on the card! Looks like the perfect thing for a teacher at Thanksgiving!

Jennifer K said...

Awesome gift set, Sara. The cutout is such a neat touch. I'm sure she'll love it.

Jen Carter said...

Super cute! I love the ruffles on the top of your bag and how great that you used what you cut out on a card! LOVE all those apples all lined up!

Dana said...

Your bag is so fun Sara, but your card is AWESOME! I can't stop looking at it. You are so good at CAS.

Jessica Griffin said...

What a beautiful bag, and card!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Julie said...

Both projects are fantastic!

Chrissie T. said...

Beautiful! I adore the bag and I love the card!

Terri said...

Great job on both on both of them. The bag is super cute.

Karen C. said...

The little window in your bag really fancies up a paper bag. What a cute set!!

Karli said...

Fabulous projects! I love how you used the mat piece from the bag on the card- so clever & no waste! TFS

Karen said...

Great projects. I love how you traced around the mat stack before cutting it out.

kbell said...

aloha! love the project and how you used the cut out for the card. adorable!!

Linda said...

Great project! Love how you used the die to cut the window. Fabulous gift!

Amy said...

Oh Sara.....this is just perfect! I love the window in the bag and how you "recycled" the die cut piece on your card! I am going to CASE this for my son's teacher!

Janelle said...

So cute, Sara. It is funny how we used so many of the same stamps. Love how you used the piece from the window you cut in the bag on the card front. And I love the threading water border punch at the top of the bag. I've done that with envelopes before, too. Just love the look that punch gives! Great job!

Kay said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift; it's so sweet!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Great gift bag! Love how you created a window & that apple looks so polished!

Melissa said...

I was just in Oahu and I already miss "Mahalo!" I'm a first grade teacher, and LOVE this...and my twins are going to preschool...what a lovely idea for teachers, and as one, you're so thoughtful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love the set, the window is such a pretty addition.

Jamie said...

Very nice!!

Kristii said...

So very cute!!!! The ribbon is perfect with the stamped apples!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

A very pretty gift set! I love the window in the bag and your card is beautiful!

pattylt said...

That is one cute gift bag! I love how you "recycled" the die cut onto the card. Besides tying it all together, no waste! I just love the window to allow you to peek into the bag. Fun and clever!

Pat said...

What a cute gift bag! Love the window in it.

Terri E. said...

Adorable! Yet another fun set that has my "need" list growing.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lynn said...

What a great gift bag...her teacher will love it!!

Chere M. said...

Sara,
Awesome job as usual. The teacher is going to love it.

Lisa said...

Such a fantastic teacher gift!!! Maybe one of my students will bring me one? :)

Christi said...

Your daughter's teacher will love this. Great idea to use the window cut out on the card.

Deb C said...

Love how you used the cut out from the bag on the card.

Kelly Braund said...

This is right up my alley, love it!

peggysue said...

Cute little die cut window and great job with the buttons!

Lorus! said...

Cute cute cute!

Paula Laird said...

Super cute! The teacher is going to LOVE it!

Lori said...

love that gift bag!!!! sooo cute!

Laurie said...

Sara this is GORGEOUS! I love your projects! All those apples are fantastic!!

Dee Rose said...

Your projects are so pretty! I love how you paired the paper bags with the school set. Really cute!

Kelly S. said...

This is just the perfect little teacher gift, brown bag and all! The window is a great idea, and love the coordinating card!

Theresa Tyree said...

I love the school theme going on here! What a clever idea to make a window in the bag!

Victoria said...

Your bag is darling! You did a great job!

Lori said...

Too cute! Great gift set.

Ally said...

Very pretty! Love the set together, and the little die cut is too cute!

BethieJ said...

OH SO CUTE! I love how you used the window cut out on your card!
Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!

IamDerby said...

Fabulous! Love it

mamareebs said...

So cute! Your card makes me wish I would have order the impression plate. Nice job.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Crafty gal - love how you used the cut-out!!!

Angy said...

Sara, this is so fabulous! I love the window you created and what a great idea to trace around the die before cutting out the window! Great thinking.

Sue Lelli said...

A window and a negative! How FAB! Great project!!!!

plo said...

Perfect! I have to get that mat stack 4 die!!! What a great back to school treat for a student or a teacher!!!

Niki Estes said...

Sara, this is such a neat set. I love everything about it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally cute idea Sara!!! Your gift set is AWESOME!!! Hugs ~S~

Melissa said...

What a beautiful set, Sara! I love how you used the die cut on the card!

Nadine said...

How clever to cut the mat stack die from the bag and then use it on your card! Absolutely love your coordinating card. It must feel good to have it all ready ahead of time!

Julie E said...

Great set! I am still trying to figure out how you managed to cut out the window from the bag w/o going thru all the layers!!!