Fall Blessings

Friday, September 18, 2009

Good Morning Sunshines!!

It's a beeeeautiful morning here in New England today! The sun is shining and there's a slight chill in the air. The leaves on the trees are starting to turn shades of yellow, orange and red and I'm got a craving for some apple cider! :) Looooooove this time of year!

This week's Hanna Stamps Challenge (HCS87) is to create a genie bag. A what?!? A genie bag. You've never heard of one before? Well that makes two of us...until Cindy Haffner, our gracious hostess this week, showed us this tutorial on SCS. Easy peesy!

Fall Time Hanna is perfect for this type of project! I can see myself giving a few of these away as gifts to Syd's preschool teachers. Or you could do Halloween ones, or Christmas ones! Hmmm...time to plan ahead I think!

The lunch bags I found at my grocery store were larger than a standard sized card (which the tutorial calls for), so the fronts of my bag at 8.5x5.5 - half a 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock. I've seen a bunch of bags or boxes created with this window in it, so I used my Labels One Nestie to cut the window out of the front cover. Before gluing down the patterned paper to the cardstock, I sandwiched a piece of plastic (that I recycled from a individual popcorn wrapper) between them. Worked out really well! For the handle, I used my circle punch to punch two holes almost side by side, then cut the little bits left between them with a scalpel blade. Finally I decorated it with some images from the Fall Time Hanna set. The tag was created with a small oval nestie and a sentiment from the set. Really love how this turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous weekend!

EDIT: Oppps! Forgot to *scream* this from the rooftops!! Recognize it? My jaw is still on the floor! :)

Stamps: Hanna Stamps! 'Fall Time Hanna'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Buckaroo Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Pumpkin Pie (SU), PP - K&Company 'Lemon Drop Collection'
Access: Ribbon, Raffia, Labels One Nestibilities, Lunch Bag, Circle Punches, Wrapper from Individually Wrapped Popcorn, Sponges, Dimensionals....and cookies! :)


karen said...

Congratulations! THAT IS SOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!

Danni said...

Awesome project and awesome on your "edit" there..way too cool!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, you are famous!! That's so neat -- I'm happy for you, congrats! The genie bag is fabulous :)

Cathy said...

Love your Genie bag, but I'm still hungry for cookies :)

Congratulations on the card in the article, very awesome. So fun to see projects like that when you know the person!!!

Mary Giles said...

OMGosh! HOW FREAKIN' Cool it that!???? Your published now! Holy cow! Your Fall Hanna gifty bag is very cute...are those gingersnaps...hmmm...cookies.

~amy~ said...

Whatta fun genie bag...love it and a wootie woot woot sista!!!

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