Friday, September 25, 2009

September PTI Blog Hop and Pink Saturday

ETA: I decided to enter this project in the Etsy Sheteam October challenge. The challenge this month is to make something for breast cancer awareness. I thought this bag was perfect for that. I even added a ribbon and the word Hope to the back.
The bag is now up for sale in my Etsy shop and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research.

It is time for another Papertrey Blog Hop.

The challenge this month was to go green and reuse, repurpose or recycle packaging from our Papertrey packages. Since the project I made is Pink I am sharing it for Pink Saturday this week too. You can find out more about Pink Saturday and see the list of the other participants on Beverly's Blog.
For this months challenge I knew I wanted to use the clear boxes the stamps come in since I have a ton of them saved from all the stamps I have bought now. I also used some of the white tissue paper for this project that the stamps come wrapped in as well.
This is what I came up with.

I had seen this post on Nicole Headys blog to make bags like these a few months ago. I do not have the Clearly Creative card boxes she used so I substituted the clear stamp boxes I have. They are a different size but they still work. I started by cutting 1 1/2 inches off the top. Next I printed out a grid template my husband created for me on a piece of Stampers select Vintage Cream Cardsock then I used images from the original Guidelines set and stamped them with Berry Sorbet and Spring Moss Ink. When I was done with that I cut the stamped cardstock to fit inside the clear box then put it inside the box. After that I cut some Spring Moss Cardstock the same size as the stamped piece and lined the inside of the box with it. I then added some Saddle Stitched Hibiscus Ribbon for the handles.
I got the idea for the flower from this video on Lauren Meaders Blog.


Once again I had to improvise because I wanted to use the white tissue paper that came with my package and I didn't have the same punch she used. I ended up filling a mini mister with water then I added some Hibiscus reinker and some pink pearl ex. I shook it up really good to mix it then I sprayed it on the tissue paper and let it dry. After that I cut 4 pieces of the dyed tissue paper using my Marvey Mega Scalloped punch then I stamped them with the one of the single images in the Damask Set using Hibiscus Ink. When I was done with that I added a Spring Moss button to the middle of the flower (Thanks Beth!) and attached it with some twine then I stitched it on to the card box and tied it off. Lastly I scrunched up the tissue paper and the flower was created. There are lots of things you could use this little bag for. It would make great packaging for small gifts or you could even use it as a real bag. A cell phone, keys and some money would fit perfectly in it. The finished size of the bag is 41/2 x 6. I am definitely going to be making more of these bags in the future now. I hope you will give them a try too. As always thanks for stopping by!

43 comments:

Joanne said...

Very very pretty

Marge said...

Very pretty & great idea!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful recycled purse!!! Great idea!!! ~S~

Stampin' Pam said...

Eye poppin adorable - I lOve these purse ideas and have made several - your flower is GORGEOUS!

Catherine Doucette said...

Wow, just wow!

Nancy L. said...

wow, this is so cute and pratical!!

Linda said...

Fabulous! I know some little girls that would love to get their tiny fingers on that. Guess I'll have to put it on my list as I do have a few boxes. Love the flower!!!

Bonnie said...

Oh yes! I remember Nichole's post and I LOVED that purse! gorgeous job!

Cammie said...

This is so pretty. Your colors and embellishments are perfect!

Jamie said...

Very pretty!

Terri E. said...

FABULOUS tissue paper flower and great clear box as well. Way to rock the recycling challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Melissa said...

This is beautiful Terri! What a cute box/bag and your flower is gorgeous!

Dru said...

What a cute idea - love everthing about it!

Kristy Vernon said...

What a cute little purse! Love the pink.

ashjoy said...

Very pretty, love how the tissue flower came out. Great job!

Kelly S. said...

This is SUCH a sweet little tote, LOVE the colors, the perfect Guide Lines pattern, and your awesome tissue flower...it's so delicate!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

GORGEOUS tote! Way to rock out this recycling challenge!!! That flower is stunning! :) TFS

ryannmarin said...

Your tote is adorable and I love the flower! Great job :)

Liz said...

You did a great job! I love that you misted the flower to make it pink! :)

Sherry said...

What an awesome project!

Dana said...

Very, very pretty!! I also *hoard* these boxes and love to see some ideas to use them. TFS!

Takisha said...

I like the tissue flowers! I used tissue on my card to make the flowers and man did you have to be careful cutting the tissue!!
I loved the idea so I kept at it. :)
great job on yours!
Kisha

BethieJ said...

I LOVE IT!! The colors are so pretty! What a GREAT idea!! (My DD will love one of these! :) )

kimosabescraps said...

so adorable!! I love how this was done!

Cheryl said...

This is stunning. I love everything about it.

Marisa G said...

This is just beautiful! I love the use of the box and the tissue flowers. I will have to try this myself...

Debbie Olson said...

Terri, this is a WOW-ser! I love your stamping, colors--everything!

Lori said...

Gorgeous colors, great idea!

Janelle said...

This is so good. Love the way you took Nichole and Lauren's ideas and made them your own. Great idea to use your mister, reinker, etc. for the tissue paper!

Charmaine said...

Love this idea, great way to reuse. I have tons of these boxes myself and would love to recreate this. thanks for the fantastic idea!

Charmaine

Lori said...

Beautiful!!! I LOVE your flower!!!

Susan said...

Adorable! Your flower is beautiful!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Oh my goodness! This is just lovely - amazing something so pretty from what should be trash!

Winter said...

Oh WOW! This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors! Great job! :)

1CardCreator said...

What a stylish way to go Green! You did a wonderful job on this challenge! ~Diane

Deb C said...

Wow! I love, love, love this idea. Uber creative.

TFS!

Mary said...

What a terrific idea and it is very pink :-). Have a great weekend and enjoy Pink Saturday.

someplace in thyme said...

Wow, you did great, I love how it all came together, like it was meant to be, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Laurie said...

WOW!!!!! This is such a creative idea and GORGEOUS!

Taheerah said...

Oh my God Terri - this is fabulous! So inspiring and creative!! If I can bear to part with my stamp boxes I'm *so* trying this!!

Laurel said...

This is just brilliant! There is no other word for it.

Beverly said...

Terri, I love what you did with this. It is gorgeous. And, Pink.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Aletha J. Williams said...

Gorgeous! Again, I love your work!