Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bombshell Monthly Hop - Give It To Me Baby!

 Greetings Bombshell Fans!!  I hope that you all had a wonderful and amazing holiday weekend!  I know I did with my family and friends.  I did manage to squeeze in a bit of crafty time for myself.  (YAY!)  Today is our monthly hop here at Bombshell and our amazing hop coordinator - Alison - has given us yet another amazing theme.

"This month, the theme is "Give it to Me, Baby!" What's that mean? You've got to make a gift for someone using your Bombshell Stamps. Even if that someone is you! ;) This also means no cards! Unless of course, you are making a super snazzy gift card holder, but let's give it the old college try and try to make something else. I'm talking jewelry, altered art, mini canvases...anything that you could give to someone as a gift. The possibilities are endless! :D"

But first, you should be hopping here from our fabulous Milo's blog and if not you will definitely want to start at the beginning so that you can see everyone's amazing gifts!!  

For my creation today I've made a goodie bag of embellishments for a dear friend of mine.  She is a college student and let's face it...most students are relatively broke (I know I was!!) so she is AMAZING at using all kinds of goodies that she has on hand.  I've tucked all kinds of die cuts, ribbons, metal bits and bobs as well as some fabulous tiny, wooden clothespins inside of a wax paper bag (I get mine at Whole Foods Market).  I folded the top of the bag closed and creased the edges with my bone folder.

I created a flag banner of sorts using the three smaller stamps from Bombshell Patterns and the sentiment from Mermaid Treasure. I stamped my patterns onto glossy paper using distress inks then heat set them with clear embossing powder.  I then punched them out with a circle punch and matted them with kraft cardstock.  I added my banner to the wax bag with a simple silver brad.  I hope you've enjoyed my gift creation!!  Have a wonderful and safe New Year!!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!! Now off you scoot to the always amazing Kathi's blog!!

Holiday Hugs!


Mary G. said...

Well, I think your college try paid off! Great job!

Alison said...

What a cool bag! Fabulous goodies inside, and I really like how you decorated it!

Alexandra Lundgren said...

This is a great idea and knowing you, the goodies are fabulous! Wonderful way to use that sentiment!!!

Laura B said...

Very cool gift idea!:)

Hey Hey Paula said...

Clever gift idea & use of that sentiment.

Kathi said...

Great idea. I'm sure she'll love it.

I now have a completely different reason to go to Whole Foods. :D

Sparkly Engineer said...

What a great way to use that sentiment and the tropical texture stamps. I love the idea of using wax paper bags as gift bags too. Your friend will be very lucky to get this bag of treasures.

Torrey said...

Now this is a BRILLIANT idea, Meredith! I love the kraft-colored glassine paper...so cool! (btw, I want those baby clothes pins)

Alaine said...

I kept looking at it and thinking what Bombshell stamps are those!?? Must have them. You did an amazing job. Love the buttons you made on the front.

Arts by Sara said...

What an awesome goodie bag!!! I bet your friend will LOVE it!!! Have a wonderful and safe New Year!!! Hugs!!!