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Monday, June 20, 2011


It's very windy, and that always used to make the kids go silly so guess that's why I have gone a little silly myself and decorated up a gift bag. Why?  Crop Stop are having a summer blog hop and there is a challenge to complete 10 challenges before June 30th! Vicki told us to 'Think Pink' and create a project and that did it! It's all her fault!

(HUB just dropped a FULL bottle of white wine and broke it on the tiles in the downstairs bathroom (wine is being stored in the shower there - don't ask) and wine has gone everywhere.  The smell is delicious but three towels later he is mopping the floor with hot water to get the sticky residue off - what a waste of lovely wine)

Anyway, back to why it is Vicki's fault   the challenge at Vicki's blog: here is what I made up in PINK!

The front - it is a commercial small white bag, covered with some daisyanddandilion paper (freebie in a craft magazine) on both sides of the bag.  Then I added a pink doily cut from my Cherry Lyn Doily Die from some scrap SU Pink Passion card to each side. On top of this I put a pink die cut from a Dielicious die - Lace Dies cut from some pink pearlised card scrap.  A big sparkly pink brad attached these two items to the DP.  I stamped the WMS banner from Bitty Banners (in PP ink) onto SU Whisper White scrap and got two sentiments from WMS sets - one from Asian Gardens and one from Sweethearts and stamped them onto the banners, cut them out and attached one each side as well. In order to close the top I tied some pink ribbon which says "Happy Birthday" on it, on the handle but the top still gaped so I fashioned a tag from a scrap piece of PP and stuck it to the back, and attached a fuzzy opener thingy underneath the front, with a pink button from the stash on top.  You just pull it up and it opens the bag.

Side view

Back view

Sorry about the photography but it is blowing a gale outside and I had difficulty getting the bag to stand up and be counted. 


Audrey said...

What a lovely project!

Gloria Stengel said...

I love this altered bag! Thanks for playing in the CropStop Hop!

Veronica said...

Adorable...I love the pink
Thank you for playing along at

Vicki said...

Wow, Susan! I am loving this altered bag! Lots of pink and that doily die is awesome! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Blog Hop!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Susan, You did a wonderful job on your pink bag. I really like the look of a medallion and is very nice. Great job.
Hugs, Patricia

Rosie said...

Your post had me cracking up (except the part about the wine)! That Vicki, haha!! I love your gift bag and that doily die is fabulous!! Thanks for joining in our CropStop Summer Blog Hop!! Hugs, Rosie

Sue W said...

Oh perfect Susan!!! Love your gift bag so pretty in pink!
I made mine yesterday........still catching up though and it's cold and very windy here in Sydney..........oh I want to go back to Fiji~~~~

Lisa Lara said...

This is adorable Susan. Love the top little latch. Thank you for joining our AnnaBelle blog hop. Good Luck.

Lynn's Place said...

Loving the pink bag...tfs

CropStop said...

Your gift bag is a delightful entry in our summertime blog hop challenge! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at and we hope you enjoy the challenge as much as we enjoy your entry.

Marie Gamber said...

Just gorgeous!!!!
Hugs, Marie

ona_i_ja said...

Adorable bag.
Thanks for joining blog hop at Cropstop :)

~Michelle~ said...

love the lacey feel of this!! Thanks for playing the CropStop challenge!