Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wee Memories #75

Hi all!  It's that time again for the Wee Memories monthly blog hop and guess what??  It's also Wee Memories 75th Challenge!  Jenny has made this challenge what it is today so let's show her what we're made of this week, OK?  This week's theme or challenge is:

Handmade gifts, Tags and Boxes


You should have arrived from the blog of our sweet guest designer this month:  Angie Blom.

Ever since the Front and Center Die came out from PTI, I've wanted to try this on my own before buying this expensive die.  Well folks, I found out I don't need this die to make my own gift bags now!  I started with a plain brown paper bag and trimmed it down to 5 1/2 ".  Then I figured out how tall I wanted my bag "front" and "back", cut cardstock to size, and then used the EDGER DIES from PTI.  Punching an oval for the handle finished it out.  Simply glue, adhere, and embellish as desired!  I LOVE LOVE the results and will be doing more of these for sure!



Here is a closer photo of the tag and top part of my bag:


Thanks so much for joining us today for the monthly Wee Memories Blog Hop!  Our fabulous sponsor this week is Oh My Crafts and the winner gets a Paper Bundle prize pack! 



Your next stop on the blog hop is Anita......and I'm sure she will have something fabulous to show you!  Have a GREAT Saturday!

{for you gift bag and tag}
Stamps:  Mat Stack 2 Collection (PTI), Stella and Rose Doily Stamps (MME)
Paper:  SS White (PTI), Butterfly Garden DP (pink paislee)
Ink:  Versamark, True Black (PTI)
Dies:  Edgers #4 (PTI), Tag Sale #3 (PTI), Open Scallop Border Die (MFT)
Misc:  Oval Punch (Marvy Uchida), White Button (PTI), White Crochet Thread, Paper Bag, White Pearls (Kaisercraft)

29 comments:

Lynn said...

Jaw dropping over here in Cincinnati! This is absolutely gorgeous Amy. I love how you stretched the dies you already have...and wow...the colors and stamps are beautiful!

Cathy Fong said...

Wow oh wow!! i really love ur bag and gift tag here. colour choices, and the stamp gorgeous! PTI definitely a must have, its just the shipping is too expensive to go to my country :)

Angie Blom said...

Amy this is gorgeous.. what a great idea.. now I have to go try this!! I just love the papers and the design.. such a beautiful bag it would be hard to give it away!!

Laurel said...

This is just gorgeous!

Brandi said...

Wow! Girl I love this! Very cute with the medallion/doiley stamps and the pearl embellishments.

Jackie Pedro said...

You're such a smartie.....This is gorgeous, Amy~~

Jen Carter said...

Oh wow Amy!! I LOVE, LOVE this!! This looks so cute, who wouldn't LOVE to receive something in this! I guess I need to get me some edger dies so I can try it too!! Love the way you decorated it too! Did I mention how much I like this? :)

AnitaRex said...

Yay Amy I am so glad you did it yourself and that it worked!!! And it turned out beauitful! Love it!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Amy, this is gorgeous! Love the elegant design and those doilies are so pretty.

Joyce said...

This is amazing. Thanks so much for the instructions. I didn't get the front & center die either, and I'm so glad I can try to make something similar with supplies I already have. Also, I love the way you made a matching tag, and stamped the whole thing.

I'm Renee said...

GORGEOUS!!!
Seriously...
I LOVE this!!
And so creatively intelligent figuring out this money saving technique...
I shall be using it!! ;)
Truly gorgeous!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

How stunning, Amy! Love the bag and the coordinating tag you've created is gorgeous.

Sara Mac said...

You rock Amy!! Love this bag! I knew someone would come up with their own version of that die using supplies on hand. I love your results. Beautiful.

lynn said...

so very pretty, amy!

carol (krillsister) said...

Absolutely breathtaking. Love the medallion stamp & tag combination. I didn't buy the dies because I knew that the same thing could be created using the edgers or even a border punch. I just need to find time to do this.

Anita Braddock said...

very Beautiful Love the colors. the bag and tag is so cool great ideas. the stamp set is great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
abbraddock@msn.cm

Christine said...

Those doilies are stunning Amy!

Scrapalajen said...

Amy, what a gorgeous cute gift bag! I will steal your idea and do those now. Much much prettier than those store bought gift bags!

Lindsay said...

So so gorgeous Amy! Love the colors and the details are perfection!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very clever (and beautiful!) Thanks for the instructions for how to create this :)

Dawn said...

super clever idea Amy. Really beautiful gift bag.

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous bag and very creative of you :o)

Terri said...

Great job! I thought those dies might work, I had not gotten around to trying it yet though. Glad to know they will work now.

Jinny Newlin said...

Wow! This is just beautiful! So elegant and serene and peaceful and just the right amount of everything!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous bag & tag! I love how you made the top with the circle handle! TFS! ;o)

Denise said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is SUPER CUTE! Great job, Amy - I'm totally smitten and can't wait to get out my edger dies and play!!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Fabulous colors used on your bag and tag... love them!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunning!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love that you created your own label, I've been doing the same thing with the wine label, since it was back ordered, I've just been making it on my own....

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