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Monday, April 2, 2012

Altered paper bag ( lunch bags and the like)


I was going to do this blog post yesterday, but I had forgotten the new season of Game of Thrones started last night....I was all over that! lol

So here we go.....

I joined an altered paper bag swap last week. I loked all over Youtube for some kind of tutorial, but came up empty handed.
There were a lot of videos showing what people had received, or made, but not how they made them.

Stick around if you are interested in finding out how I made mine as a reference to then go out and make some even better ones!

First, I used those vintagie looking bags.
I folded over th top to make a kind of flap to later close the bag incase it was used as a gift bag or something like that.
After I folded the top of the bag over, that left the body of the bag measuring in at 6 inches in width, and 8 inches in length.
I used my Martha Steward score board to then cut down pieces of Bo Bunny Gabriele paper to fit the body on both sides.
I used a glue stick to adhere the paper t the bag, it seemed the most logical way to do it t me, and make sure it stayed stuck in place with wear and tear just incase it ever was used as a gift bag.

To use the cardstock stickers I had, I adhered them to paper, then used foam dots to build them up off the paper. It's easier to tuck things behind them when they are up off the page a little.
Then I just went around the edges of the bag and distressed them with distress inks.
Then I glued about a billion flowers around the cardstock sticker. lol

Your widthxlength might be different, but an easy way to measure them is just to stick your bag on your scoreboard and measure them out.

I made a video of the end product here:  http://youtu.be/fkwTkdg94wA

I hope you try this out!  They do make very cute gift bags!

Thanks for reading along, and I hope you have an awesome day!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How I spent my morning...

I decided there was no better time than the present to really nip this blog thing in the butt! lol

I have tried to start this poor little blog up twice now, and both times I've completely slacked off in doing so.
I think the best way to keep up with something, is to do something meaningful to prove to yourself that you mean business! hehe Right?

So, I spent the morning making my own light box. I know...that's pretty impressive, right? lol

I took a used Region Rate c box from the post office, and sprayed the inside dwn with spray adhesive.
Then I slapped in some white cardstock. I found some remnant pink satin fabric I had bought in bulk to make flowers with...and boom, I have a handy dandy little light box.
I places an LED lamp next to it for some extra light.

I took these pictures of some tags I made yesterday, tell me what you think of my handywork!

To be able to help stand things up that needed to be stood up, I just put one of the metal picture stands from the Dollar Tree under some more fabric and fussed around with it til it came out looking like this.

I think it is a 100% improvement over my old pictures..you can actually see what the heck I'm taking a picture of now! :)

Thanks for stopping by today, please come back and check out some new things that will be taking place here!