10.31.2008

Friday Fun

Well, Thursdays over in the Unity forum are always so much fun that all the inspiration from blog hopping, challenges, and customer creations overflow into Friday for me. So, today I am sharing a project using one of my newest Unity sets Eco Chic. I recently found some wonderful and stylish reusable bags from envirosax. I love them because they can wrap up small enough to carry around in my purse or just keep in my glove compartment. So, I always have one on hand and I find that I am using them for more than just the grocery store. This year for Christmas I plan to give several of these bags as gifts and I thought it would be fun to use the Eco Chic set for the packaging of them. I also reused a container that I had kept from when I bought a kid's 2 piece flatware set from Target. Here is what I came up with:

Can you believe that the bags actually wrap up small enough to fit in this tube?! So first I adhered my paper around the tube with some red line tape, followed by the ribbon around each end. I punched out 2" circles for each end of the tube, stamping my leaf image in green and sponging around the edge of the circles with dark brown. After stamping my image and coloring in the leaves with my SU blender pen, I used my Crop-a-Dile to add brown eyelets to each corner. Then I threaded this great red raffia (I found it at Target for just $.99!) through the eyelets and around the tube, finishing it off with a bow.

Here are a few more pictures of the top of the tube, what the tube looked like before I decorated it, and one of the bags that I have to put into it.





Supplies: SU river rock cardstock; Reminisce Autumn Infinity paper; Unity Stamps (Eco Chic and Gratitude=Joy set); Colorbox dark brown and moss green ink; Michaels ribbon; Red Raffia from Target; Making Memories brown eyelets

Thanks for visiting! Have a fun and safe Halloween!

10 comments:

Sherry said...

Wow- this is great! I am sure your friends and family will LOVE the package as much as the bag for Christmas!!

Jacqueline said...

Very cute!!

Purple Princess said...

Great idea! Love the "wrapping" you made! Thanks for the link to the bags too.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

How creative !!! I can't believe that bag fits in that tube ... awesome work! Your friends and family are going to be so impressed!!

Ramsey said...

That is such a good idea! Cute!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a FANtastic idea!!! These little gift containers are sooo cool!!

Robynccgirl said...

Very cute! I ordered this set, I can't wait to play with it. Great idea for gifts!

Robynccgirl said...

Very cute! I ordered this set, I can't wait to play with it. Great idea for gifts!

Dawn K. said...

great idea!

Michelle said...

I keep all my cute packages too! LOL! I love the idea of it being different from the regular square boxes too! Great idea for the bags too!