Here's one of the projects I demonstrated at my new catalog /mystery hostess party last weekend:
The idea was inspired by a project at the Stampin' Up! annual convention. It's so easy to transform a plain white gift bag into a beautiful hand-stamped creation. Of course, you may like it so much that you don't want to give it away! ;-)
The coordinating gift card was created with scraps left over from the bag front. When I originally stamped the sentiment with Basic Grey over the Kiwi Kiss, it competed too much. So I "stamped off" once before stamping the image, softening the look of the Kiwi Kiss. With the lighter image, the sentiment seems to just pop. And instead of tying the card to the bag, simply punch a small hole at the top corner, cut a slit to the hole with scissors, and it fits perfectly around the handle!
Hope you like it!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Upsy Daisy
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, White craft, Basic Grey
Accessories: Urban Garden designer series paper