Friday, October 22, 2010

Recycling Is In the Bag!!

Happy Friday Stampers! Did you have a good week? It was crazy busy here, but it was all GOOD!

I have wanted to participate in the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club since they first posted this week's task. The theme for the week is, "It's In the Bag!" You can find all of the details here. My first thought was the little gift bags that I made last year for Christmas. You can see what I'm talking about by going here. I thought that it would be perfect for a little birthday bag.

I also wanted to participate in this week's Blogger's Challenge. Our theme this week is Reuse/Recycle. Then I thought, why not combine the two. I was lucky enough to have an extra one of my Christmas gift bags in my stash, so I pulled it out and decided to recycle it. I removed the Santa image and the snowflakes and then I added some completely different details so that I could make one item and still play in both challenges.

The Eggplant die cut was made with the MFT Polka Dot Greetings Frame Die-Namic. I added a few white pearls to the corners. My image and sentiment are from the MFT a' la modes set called Time to Celebrate. She's colored up with Copic Markers (C1, C3, E000, E11, E37, R20, V12, V17 and YR15). The cake is paper pieced with some purple polka dotted paper from my stash and then I added some Star Dust Stickles to the frosting. The sentiment is punched out with some oval punches from Stampin' Up. I added some flowered ribbon to the bottom and some organdy ribbon to the top to finish it up.

I'm off to see what the other Ladies from the Blogger's Challenge group have recycled. You can find their blogs here. Thanks so much for visiting! Have a wonderful weekend...Toodles! :D

17 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

LOVE it! Great bag!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute BD bag, wonderful way to give a gift!

Heidi Hihn said...

Great things to recycle...I will have to keep this idea in mind.

Linda Monroe said...

Very cute - as always. Love the bag idea. I'll have to try this. It looks like a great way to wrap a small gift. Love the image. She is darling!

GCgirl said...

She is purplishus!! This is really cute and great way to recycle an old project and make it fresh :-D

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Such a gorgeous bag,Kimberly! Love it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is very cute- love the bag- fun for a gift- and love the cute image you used. TFS

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty little bag, way to recycle it!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh FABULOUS!

Clara said...

This is one of the nicest gift bags I've seen. Love the purple DP!

BarbaraW said...

Great gift bag and the price is right. Cool idea.

Ida said...

What a cute bag. Love those colors.

Erin Smetak said...

This is TOO cute! LOVE that bag! Do YOU have the dimensions for that?! ;)

Marilyn SanClemente said...

What a great idea and reuse of the bag!!

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute! I love the bags, paper, and image!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fantastic repurpose you have done! It's adorable! Super duper job!

Connie Paxman said...

Bags make the perfect recycling project...you can always use a decorative bag...love the pattern and how you embellished the bag..
connie paxman