8.08.2009

Brown Bag 4 U... Mojo Monday #98 & 365 Cards #160

It's been forever since I've had a chance to participate in the Mojo challenges, so I'm happy that I was able to come up with this little lovely last night. It's got a vintage feel AND it uses smaller bits from my pile-o-scraps... bonus! Go HERE to see the MOJO98 sketch! AND 365 Cards Day #160 calls for lace... yep I've got a two-fer!

Back-story: my sister, Debra, makes all of these awesome quilts. She has learned to use every bit of fabric from a cut, except for the salvage edges & little slivers that she ends up with because it wasn't trimmed straight at the store. Well, she saves these little gems for me & I've used one today. See the little 123 boxes... that's a salvage edge... cute, no?

Stamps: Watercolor Plants, Enjoy Nature (Hostess Level A)

Paper: Reece SWIC, Reece, basic brown & kraft cardstocks, paper sack

Ink: Burnt Umber Palette, Champagne Dazzle VersaMark

Other: Lemonade & misc. buttons, Circles and Extra & Super Jumbo Flower Punches, Chatterbox aqua trim, twine, fabric scrap, foam tape & Pop Dots


The paper sack is 6.5"x10" folded in half twice... this is not the gusset-style bag, but the flat sack kind. I glued the first fold (long edge) together... my intent was to create pockets on the end for tags, but the way my card was progressing, it really wanted to be a vertical layout, so bye-bye pockets :) I'll just keep it in mind next time.


What do you think?

15 comments:

Enchanting Stamping said...

Very cute, inventive way to reuse a paper bag.

Olena said...

Nice card! Love it! ~Olena~

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is so pretty - love the combination of elements!

Penny said...

this is so pretty!

Patti J. said...

I'm really lovin' this project! Your sis sounds like a keeper! Great job of hitting two challenges with one card!

Julie said...

How beautiful - I just love the colours and what a clever idea to save the scraps of materials.
Take Care - Ju xx

Chelsea said...

I love all of the details that you put into this ... gorgeous!!!

Anna said...

Goodness, this is so cute! Love the little part from your sister! Cool you are both great with scraps of stuff.

Seleise said...

great teamwork with your sis and wonderful card!

Christina said...

Gorgeous! I'm really luvin' your brown bag creations!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Cute!! Love the bags!

~amy~ said...

sooo pretty! Love the lace!

Lisadwb said...

Speechless, your creativity has left me totally speechless- AGAIN!! Beautiful does not even come close to describing your work!

Rita said...

You continue to amaze me with your creations! rita w

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a cool card. Thanks for playing! :)