Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August Papertrey Ink Blog Hop



This month's Papertrey Ink blog hop challenge is to dress up, alter, change an ordinary brown lunch bag into a paper crafting work of art.

I tried a new banana chocolate chip muffin recipe this morning. I used the challenge to pretty up a bag to package up a few muffins for my mom. I ran the whole bag through my Cuttlebug to give it an embossed floral pattern.

Wouldn't this be a fun way to bring a homemade treat to a neighbor, new teacher or friend?



supplies used:




stamps: Papertrey Ink Just For You
embossing folder: Cuttlebug
ink: peony pigment (Colorbox) and black (Versafine)
patterned paper: Bo Bunny Sophie Stripe
cardstock: Bazzill
die cut: Nestabilities scallop circle
border punch: Fiskars

38 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh this is so pretty, Christi! Love how the embossing looks on the bag!

Julie said...

Love the embossing, its perfect!

Sue Ann said...

I love the embossing on the bag ....... it really makes it just that much more special!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

What an elegant look the embossing adds! So pretty!

Lynn said...

I'm with all the other commenters...love the embossing.

Amy said...

First of all.....YUM. Second of all....love the embossing on the paperbag! I'm going to HAVE to try this!

Laura Isham said...

Love how you embossed the bag!

Lynn said...

Embossing the bag is so clever! can't wait to try this with my new embossing folders!

Terri E. said...

Really fun embossing on this cutie.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kara said...

oooooo...love the embossing!!

Kay said...

Beautiful bag, and I love the embossing on it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a lovely bag, I would eat the muffin and keep that bag even if it stained with oil spot!

Jill said...

What a lovely presentation this makes, Christi! Clever of you to emboss the bag!

Lisa said...

The embossing on the bag is GORGEOUS!!!! I kinda wish I was snacking on one of those muffins right now....hopping is hard work!!! :)

Anika said...

Very pretty! Love the color and texture!

k prakken said...

Lovely bag. I would have never thought to emboss a bag. Thanks for the idea.

Laurie said...

LOVE the embossed bag! What a great gift idea!

peggysue said...

Okay so can I say I like your embossed bag so much better than mine? This is really pretty!

Lorus! said...

The embossing is so pretty! What a great idea!

Linda said...

Yummy project! Love the colors and the embossing. The muffins look delish!!

Kelly S. said...

That embossing came out so crisp and clear on your bag! Looks beautiful with the flap you designed...love it!

Victoria said...

Yum! You did a great job! Love the colors you chose.

Paula Laird said...

So pretty! Love the colors and embossing!

BethieJ said...

Your bag turned out just BEAUTIFUL! and the muffins look YUMMY too!
Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Oh I love your idea to emboss the bag! A very pretty presentation with those yummy looking muffins!

Cari said...

Oh Christi....so original and so so pretty!

Ally said...

Very pretty! Love the embossing and the pop of colour at just the top!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty! I like how you embossed the bag & added that beautiful topper :) TFS

Jen said...

Wow, that is one amazingly cool paper bag. Great photography too.

Jen Carter said...

So cute!! Love how you embossed the bag!! And, those muffins look delicious!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the colors and how you embossed the bag! Never would have thought of that!!!

Angy said...

Wow, how gorgeous is that embossing? Super gorgeous I say! Amazing how beautiful you made that paper bag.

Terri said...

What a pretty bag. Love the embossing. Definitely a great way to package those yummy looking muffins.

Lori said...

What a great idea!

Karen from PA said...

Love the embossing! I never would have thought of that. Your muffins look delicious.

Julie E said...

The embossing is the perfect touch! Such a great way to give a gift.

Theresa Tyree said...

I love how you embossed the paper bag.

Dana said...

Love the embossing and the bright colors!

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