Saturday, July 7, 2012

Party Paper Crafts

WOW!  It's Saturday!  Can you believe this crazy work week is over?  Now, it's time to get more crafting time in on some projects that require some finishing touches.  But, before we get to todays craft, let's start at the beginning...
This week over @ Our Creative Corner, I am the hostess.  I know, how fun!  For this week's challenge theme I selected: Summertime Parties!  Make/create a paper craft item for a party.  Any kind of party:  BBQ, summer evening soiree, wedding, or an elegant dinner, etc.  This paper craft item can be anything related to your party:  an invitation, party favor, decorations, hostess thank you, etc.  Be creative and have FUN!
A girl friend had asked me last week, to make some party favor 'Thank You' bags for a mutuals friends surprise baby shower.  And so, this is my platform to show you what I created.  Now remember, these are party favors, so the tickets vary, and some items required hand-dyeing, so their colors will vary slightly.  But, all in all, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, and I only need to make 15.  Easy peasy!

These little bags were a joy to make.  I adhered some kraft card stock to small paper bags.  And I'm sure that you have either seen these or have created them yourself. I took pieces of different favorite paper crafting items to create the bags. Not too hard, but it has little touches that make them unique.
I used pattern papers from Authentique - Delightful. I just love the soft pretty colors and patterns.
To make the 'Thanks' tag at the top, I used the Lovely Little Labels (Stampin' Up!) stamp set and the jewelry tag punch (Stampin' Up!).  It is tied to the white seam binding (Maya Road).
To make the 'girl label', I used the Monogram Sweet stamp set (Stampin' Up!) for the 'G' and the 'irl' an 'frame' were created with the Borders & Corners stamp set (Paper Trey Ink).   The letters were stamped in basic black classic ink.  The frame was stamped with Versa Mark and I used pink vintage embossing powder (Archivers) to give the 'label' some sparkle and a vintage feel.  The stork image was created by stamping the image from a baby themed set (Graphics 45), and using various inks to color the image.
The seam binding and the smaller crocket blossom were hand-dyed with spun sugar distress ink (Tim Holtz).  The crochet blossoms are a retired product (Stampin' Up!).  I had half a dozen of these packages.  You know, hoarding, just in case. {smile}.
I used a small floral shape punched piece from silver glimmer paper (Stamin' Up!) to add some sparkle under the vintage button (Paper Trey Ink).  The Adage tickets (Tim Holtz) are a cute little addition that I thought added some 'fun'.  This package of tickets only gives you 8 of each wording, so I wanted to show you what the other bags will be sporting.
The white fabric trim was purchased locally (Jo Ann's).  When I purchased this fabric trim, my original project called for me to tea dye the material.  But, I had a scrap piece left un-dyed, and it looked beautiful, so I went back to the store and purchased another 5 yards.  To help give the fabric trim a softness and a worn, vintage look & feel, I always throw the new trim in the washer when I do my next load of laundry.  I just love how soft the trim comes out.  (and yes, it also goes in the dryer.)
Thank you so much for stopping by.  Now, let's see your talent.  I know you are either attending or throwing your own summer time party.  Make a paper craft item for that special event.  And share it with us over @ Our Creative Corner.  You could be our Top Talent and be showcased!


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon
These bags are absolutely adorable, it is a wonderful change to make a creation other than a tag or card, one can appreciate diversity in this craft, and how unique and suitable these projects can be, not least the enjoyment they give in the process.
Great Challenge.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love your design! So clever! Love the ticket usage, and how you staged your picture! Perfect!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fun and cute design. Love the beautiful image and great elements on the bag. Fabulous!

Beth said...

So cute! I just think its all wonderful, great job.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

fabulous bag, I love it

Words and Pictures said...

Very cute - what a great party project!
Alison x