Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tek Tuesday over at The Character Cafe!!!



Hi Everyone!!! Welcome to another super fun Tek Tuesday!!!

Today I will be showing you how to alter all of those really nice store bags that you get when you shop...particularly this time of year.

The bag I started with was a store bag that measured 10 x 10. I found paper that matched the pretty chocolate brown that the bag color that was my base. It's all past season SU! holiday scraps. I then chose my image, Christmas Scamp and he's the CUTEST!!

I measured the DP mattes one inch down for each design.

I matted the images together and sewed 2 of them together using red thread.

I then colored Scamp with my Copics and Sakura gel pens. I used Stickles to glitter-fy his hat trimmings and then sprinkled white velvet flock over that. It's SO cute and 3-D in person!!

I added some embellishments and adhered it all together. I then put a plain piece of cardstock on the back (or you could embellish both sides!!!)
I then used my SU! word punch to punch out the handle on both sides of the bag.

You could tie a ribbon or fibers here for an easy closure or add a small magnetic snap!!

It's SUCH a fabulous way to recycle the bags rather than use them to take your lunch to work in!!! They are better than that!!!

I wanted to share with you my inspiration for this bag. A LONG time ago...my darlingist friend Joanne, who was our SU! demo, taught us how to alter a simple and so affordable paper bag. You could easily do these for goodie bags for a child's party for SO much less than buying the themed ones!!!

But I digress. Joanne showed us how to do this and I was HOOKED!!! I've used it over and over and am surprised that I'm just now showing you this!!
Thank you for the inspiration Jo!!! AS ALWAYS!!!
Thanks for visiting!! And have fun altering!!!


XOXO
Meredith

1 comment:

stephanie said...

These bags are stunning.