Friday, November 06, 2009

Gifty Girl Goes Green--Stamp Simply #112

It's Stamp Simply time so it must be Friday ;-) Today, Sharon has challenged us to use a brown paper bag or brown postal wrapping paper on our projects. Here's what she says:

Friday, Nov. 6 - ssnotime112 - Let's be Thrifty -- I love the simple and natural look of brown postal wrap and/or the inside of brown paper grocery sacks. I use them often at Christmas to wrap packages, but they would work well in card making, too! And that is today's challenge -- use either brown postal wrap OR the inside of a paper grocery sack in your project. And your project may be anything at all -- a card, a wrapped package, a 3-D or altered item -- decorated to the hilt of done plain and simple -- let's just collectively find some uses and share ideas for using a fun, inexpensive and under-utilized product!

I'm using another new My Favorite Things November release image on my card. You may have seen her in a kit a couple of months ago, but now she's available as a stand alone set. It hit me that Gifty Girl's shopping bags could be brown paper shopping bags! So, after stamping her on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and coloring with Copic markers, I paper pieced her shopping bags with the brown wrapping paper. I paper pieced WTG's dress with Old Olive DSP and used more brown wrapping paper on the Labels Four mat. To give this element more body, I cut it and some thin chip board at the same time then glued them together--it's up on 3M foam squares, as is the main image. This patterned paper is from Webster's Pages Magical Wishes 6 x 6 pad and I love the colors--the brown wrapping paper matches perfectly IRL ! Some lavender ribbon and a few Dew Drops dress this card up. The perfect little bow was made with my Bow Easy that I got from Sharon's store, and I couldn't resist adding a little chipboard flower that I spritzed with olive green Glimmer Mist under the bow. I'm using Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #46 although I flipped it every which way I could, LOL. I promise this sketch was my inspiration :)

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave a comment on Sharon's blog telling her where you uploaded. Please use the keyword ssnotime112 if you upload to a public forum. Check out Sharon's fabulous sample and also the great designs from the Stamp Simply team and let's give a warm welcome to our November Guest Designer, Bethany Paull--welcome, Bethany, we're so glad to have you with us this month!

Bethany Paull - November Guest Designer

Julie Koerber

Barb Schram (filling in for Jennifer Buck who is taking some time off)

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Tammy Hershberger

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Gifty Girl (MFT)
Paper: Brown postal wrapping paper; Whisper White, Old Olive, Pale Plum, Old Olive DSP (SU!); Magical Wishes (Webster's Pages); Perfect Paper Panel (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Labels One and Dahlia Nestabilities; 4M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); Glimmer Mist; Copic markers; Dew Drops; Bow Easy


  1. That must be the most gorgeous patterned paper ever! And I love her brown shopping bags.

  2. this is gorgeous, barb! that dp is divine, sister!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for this did a fantastic job! :)


  3. How fun is this!Perfect...brown paper for shopping bags!

  4. Love your card Barbara! The colour combination is just yummy and the DP fab!


  5. Too fun that your gal went green! Love that -- very creative lady! I love the layout too -- fun accents and colors! :-)

  6. Oh how SUPER pretty is this! LOVIN' that gorgeous patterned paper...but what really caught my eye right away was that chipboard flower under the bow. Awesome!

  7. Love it Barbara!! Your work is amazing~!

  8. What a GREAT idea to make her shopping bags brown paper! Too cute!


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