Sunday, November 2, 2014

Give Thanks

It's that time again!  Time for another challenge over at 613 Avenue Create.  This week the optional twist on our Anything Goes challenge is "Holiday Thanks".  So we're creating thank you or hostess gifts!  The sponsor I'm working with today is:

I chose to work with the image "Brace of Pheasants".  Now, I'm going to be honest here.  The project I have to share was not my original plan.  I originally was trying out a technique that wound up on the list of Pinterest fails in a VERY big way.  I had to modify that plan, but I do like the end result even if it wasn't what I originally pictured.

I began with a 5x6 burlap bag, I sewed a piece of lace elastic to the front of the bag (the elastic allows a bit more stretch and movement to the bag than a standard piece of lace).  I printed my stamp onto a parchment paper and cut it into a tag shape.  Then, using a Studio G stamp (stamp has 6 thank yous on it, I masked it and only used 3), I stamped in Versamark and used gold embossing powder to create my sentiment.  Then I inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.

I backed the tag with another tag cut from some Bella Blvd Hello Autumn paper.  I added a couple of leaves that I had glittered up with some Stickles, and a bit of ribbon from my stash.

I made the bottom tags by layering a piece cut from the paper over two banners - one cut from the paper and one cut from some brown cardstock.  Several of the leaves on the tree were touched with my clear WoS pen, just to add a bit of sparkle.

Be sure to swing on by 613 Avenue Create to see what amazing thank you gifts my teamies have come up with!  Thanks for dropping by!



  1. This is really pretty Sara! I love it...great job Hun!
    DT Sis Jackie

  2. It turned out great! A nice hostess gift! I think some of our nicest projects turn out totally different than what we have in mind when we start a project!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door!

  3. Sara - you make me giggle! It's not like we haven't all been there! [Is there really a list of Pinterest Fails??] You certainly ended up with a great hostess gift - love the double tags and the lace around the bottom!

  4. Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  5. Wonderful the rustic feel of it. Thanks for playing along at Inspiration Destination. Lynn, DT member

  6. Well, no matter what the project was supposed to be - this came out fabulously!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp!

  7. This looks amazing !! Awesomely decorated bag !


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