This month's challenge for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is to create a project using a basic brown paper lunch bag. Here's mine...
Here's a picture of the side. I stamped the apple background on the bottom 3" of each side of the bag. The top is folded down about four times and the gap between the folded top and the stamping is covered with a 1-1/4" band of black cardstock, stamped with the alphabet pattern. Large eyelets were applied to each side of the folded section for the ribbon to thread through, forming the handle. The bows were made with twill ribbon stamped repeatedly with the "I love school" sentiment and tied with twine that had been threaded through buttons.
I'm pretty pleased with this little project and am quite sure that it will wind up as a door prize at tomorrow's preschool staff meeting — our first of the new year.
Edited to add: After the third comment wanting a peek into the bag, I guess I'll have to confess that it's not all that exciting... just a few things that I happened to have on hand. A large dark chocolate-cranberry-almond bar. Microwave popcorn. A small bag of snack mix from Target. Starburst. Neccos. That's it. Hopefully it's the thought that counts. Right?
AND TELL: stamps are from Papertrey Ink (School Time); cardstock is PTI (True Black, Stampers Select White); ink is Stampin' Up (Real Red) and PTI (True Black, Fresh Snow, Spring Rain); ribbon is PTI (Summer Sunrise grosgrain, Fresh Snow twill); buttons are PTI (Pure Poppy); twine is PTI (Rustic Jute); also used SU's Real Red marker, a heart paper clip from Staples, and eyelets from my stash.
Since it's Blog Hop night, I'll refrain from more pictures and chit chat. If you just happened to chance upon this post and want to see paper bag projects done by others, the Blog Hop list of participants is on Nichole's blog here.
That's it for now. Tomorrow I'll resume our regularly scheduled programming with more baby shower decorations and more pictures from my trip to Oregon. Hope to see you then!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!