Monday, June 15, 2009

Father's Day Gift Bag

Here is my project for this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge, which was to make a Father's Day themed project that wasn't a card. What a great challenge that Jeanette came up with because I needed a gift bag for my Dad's gift, so I knew exactly what I was going to make. I borrowed my sister's Stampin Up Wanted set while I was in Maryland and paired it with some My Mind's Eye paper I got from Michael's. I stamped the tissue paper with 2 of the star shaped stamps in the set in green and brown to match the paper. I don't have a pattern for the bag, but all I did was score 2 sheets of 12 x 12 patterned paper at 1 1/2" on the top and bottom and 2 1/2" in from each side, which is based on the size of what was going in the bag. I folded down the top to show off the other side of the patterned paper. I inked the horse image once and stamped it 3 times to make it look like the horse was moving. I've seen this done many times with this image and loved the effect. For the handles, my sister had a store bag that had brown handles, so I punched holes in my bag with her Cropadile and used them on this project.

What is wrong with this picture?? It's actually my initial project, but I discovered a boo boo. I stamped the horses wrong ... on this bag my horses are running backwards ... too funny!!


Kr├╝mel said...

Beautiful gift bag, Sandy! Love how you repeated the horse behind each other.
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Jeannette said...

It's a fab Gift bag, the word "oops" is part of all our vocabularies, I should know LOL. At least you noticed before you gave it to your Dad.

Stephanie said...

Now do you think your Dad would have noticed??? I think not! Great bag!

Kathy H said...

Maybe the one you said was an oops is right, just the other horses are more off in the distance so they are faded out so it's not an oops!