Monday, August 17, 2009

365 Cards - Double Duty

I am pretty sure this is one of those days when I cheated. Pam told us to make a card that did "double duty." She said make a card that was also "something else" and to "think outside the box." Well, that's just asking for me to get into trouble! So I thought WAY out of the box, and...well...used a bag!

I decorated a brown lunch bag, so that the bag is also the card. I don't care if I did cheat, because I LOVE how this turned out. I had a blast making it and really could have sat and made bag cards all day! The paper is all Sassafras from a pad I got at Michael's ON SALE. I went to a new Michael's in Albany with my friends when I was visiting them, and...it was da bomb, baby! I so wish we'd get a new store here!

That super cute pom-pom trim was given to my by my pal Jacquie. She does not have a blog, so I can't send you there. I wish she did as she's very talented, esp. with mini-albums!

I used one of the cardstock stickers from the Sassafras pad, but attached it to a large Bazzill circle. Then I stamped the message with timber brown Staz-On and an Inkadinkado stamp. The birthday greeting is an old Close to My Heart stamp.

I also distressed the edges of the paper and added a big button and some twine to give the "card" a more casual feel. This is a perfect size bag for a small gift. I look forward to making some of these at Christmas to hold goodies for my neighbors!

Thanks for looking! I get home from my trip tomorrow, so will be back with you "in person" starting the 19th. That also means that I will be visiting blogs again and leaving profound and pithy comments...stay tuned...

14 comments:

  1. well I LOVE it even if you did cheat! LOL so guess that leaves it wide open for me to follow your lead eh?

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  3. Well aren't you a clever missy, I really love your "card" really pretty and it has a lot of detail, and OK I'll give you a pass on the "cheating".

    I thought you were back already, this internet thing is amazing, have a safe journey.

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  4. That's not a cheat at all. It's a card AND a bag... a magnificent bag, at that!

    Great going getting those papers on sale... those are the kind of papers where I go... ooooh I HAVE to have them (even if they're NOT on sale!) It's an addiction, I know. I'd seek help, but I really don't want any... I just want more paper. ;)

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  5. Okay sista...this is absolutely a-dorable!!! Poms and Sassafras??!!!

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  6. Gloria, it's beautiful. I may have to scraplift on this challenge as my idea has already been posted. Did you glue the poms on top?

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  7. This is awesome! I LOVE all the details (um... pom pom trim can't be any more fab!) and the papers of course are some of my favs. nice work. and welcome back! (Tomorrow)

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  8. I love it! All those colours look so yummy together!! I'm struggling to think of something, I dont want to copy your fab bag idea. xx

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  9. This is so cute! LOVE the pom poms and that paper is just adorable. What a fun gift bag :)

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  10. GOREGOUS!! What a fun card:)

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  11. Dearie.... I'm keepin' it (the bookmark, I mean) :P Could make you another one... but I'm keepin this one!! :P

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  12. I just love the idea of decorating the bag. I would NEVER have thought of that. What fun!!! I just may give it a try. I found a stack of white lunch bags when I was trying to organize my "craft" room. Again you did very well!!!

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  13. A... dor... a... ble!

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  14. Great card. Love that cute paper, the sentiment, and those great pom poms!

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