Thursday, February 5, 2009

PTI's It's in the Bag Challenge

Nichole Heady posted a challenge here today to create, decorate or alter a bag for a fabulous prize including a one-0f-a-kind PTI canvas bag containing a fabulous $100 gift card to Papertry Ink! Talk about exciting!!! Even after no sleep for 3 nights, a trip to the doctor & sinus infection meds, I managed to toss together a decorated bag for the challenge. I was anxious to use both this gorgeous new wired ribbon I received as a gift from our out-of-town guests and the PTI Sweet Love stamp set I recently purchased.
I removed the cord handles from the bag and replaced them with the ribbon. I attached ribbon under the inside flap to hide the end, ran it down the front, across the bottom & up the back and secured under the flap again.
I stamped the solid oval swirl design & Happy Valentine's Day in Pure Poppy on Shimmer cardstock (I love it!), die cut/embossed with my oval Nesties and added two pearls. After attaching it to the center front, I added a pearl heart stick pin through a felt heart from Hobby Lobby above it. Very quick & simple, but I love how the stamped oval and fun heart ribbon dressed up a once plain red bag!!! I'm planning a card to compliment my bag, but I've "run out of gas" tonight, so that will be a project in a day or two!
Paper: PTI's Shimmer cardstock
Stamps: PTI's Sweet Love
Ink: PTI's Pure Poppy
Embellishments: Making Memories Stick Pin, wire-edged ribbon from Costco; felt heart from Hobby Lobby; pearls from stash

7 comments:

IamDerby said...

Your bag is so pretty! Perfect for V day!

Nicole said...

Good morning everyone!

Oh my gosh, how scary is it that Valentine's Day has come round so fast! I really like your designs, they would make a perfect Valentine's Day gift. I wish I had the talent to be creative, I used to try and make my own cards, but I never felt they were good enough really! I really hate giving money to those big greetings cards companies, so until I have mustered up the confidence to try again, I think I may have found the perfect alternative solution! This all down to my lovely friend Alice. She sent me an e-Card for Christmas, (she was in New Zealand over the festive season) and I thought it was such a cool way to send greetings, I have now been converted! I spent ages looking on the internet doing some research, and found a fantastic website that has a
Wide range of Valentine's Day e-Cards I am a big fan of this site and one of the best things about it is that it is totally free, so not only are you saving money on postage, but also on paper, so it is a great idea for the environment! They have a new range of Valentine's Day e-Cards with an added twist! They inject a bit of humor into Valentine's Day greetings! They have a cool application where you can upload a photo of yourself and incorporate it into the greetings! I just think it is a great way to make Valentine's Day much more light hearted! Just wanted to share my findings with you all! Hope you find this useful! Electronic greetings aren't for everyone, but I think they are definitely worth a try! Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day whatever you decide to get up to, just make sure you make all your plans in advance, the last thing you want to be doing is rushing around in a mad panic trying to sort everything out! Definitely stress we can all do without! Warm wishes, Nic.

Gwen said...

cute, cute, cute!!!! that ribon is just darling & perfect on the bag! & I love the way you did the oval & the heart with the pin in it!! perfection!!!!

Glee said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!! Your bag is so very pretty and so perfect for Valentine's Day! I hope you get to feeling better real soon, my Friend!

Kelly said...

Cute bag - love it! Hope you win, and hope you feel better.

Mara... said...

Such a cute bag! I like how you did the handle!!

Chrissie said...

This is really cute!
Chrissie

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