4/08/2011

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: 350 Cards & Gifts Blog Hop

Happy Friday and welcome to the 350 Cards & Gifts Blog Hop! I am delighted to have 9 projects in this amazing Special Issue and honored to be among this fab group of designers participating in the hop! I hope you already had the chance to get your hands on this:



But if not, you really really have to! This is the best issue ever! Personally I can't stop flipping through it again and again. Can't believe what everybody came up with! You can get your issue here. Or, here is your chance to win it!!! Just leave a comment by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, April 10 and I'll draw a winner shortly afterwards! And for even more chances, leave a comment on every blog of this hop. And for your chance to win a huge huge prize package, including Xyron’s 5” Creative Station and 5” Refill Cartridge, Pink Paislee’s Hometown Summer collection, Vintage Street Market’s Dimestore Vogue Paper Kit and Tinted Tapes AND copies of 225 Cards & Gifts and 350 Cards & Gifts, be sure to comment on the Paper Crafts Connection blog! There will be chosen 3 winners for this! But now to my little project made for this special occasion. I was asked to use my pattern for the Little Bunny Gift Bag to create a new interpretation of it. Here is the result:



I chose to create a completely different bag. That fun patterned paper inspired me to use the postmark stamps from Papertrey Ink:



This time I didn't use a hook and loop fastener to close the bag, but these fun wood buttons and some baker's twine:


The possibilities are endless. You'll find the pattern for this bag, as well as all the other free patterns of this issue here. I had so much fun creating them and it is really easy. When I was working on my submissions for the call, I just looked around the house to find inspiration for boxes and bags. The Floral for You box on p.68 was inspired by the pizza box I found in our kitchen. Just look around, take your score board and start creating!

I hope you liked my project today! Be sure to hop on to Kristin K. Tierney! Can't wait to see what all the designers made for the hop! Here is the list of all the participants:
You can also find this list on the Paper Crafts Connection blog in case my links are not working. Happy hopping and thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee
Stamps: PTI
Ink: Tsukineko
Wood Buttons: Maya Road
Dies: PTI, Spellbinders
Other: Baker's Twine

183 comments:

ArlaMo said...

Love the map paper!

Bernice said...

Oh my word! You're absolutely right - I really really have to get my hands on this magazine! The framed buttons on the cover is just too cute! And your bag is also too cute, especially the "handle with care" part.

Fifi said...

I love the message on this bag, so cute :)

Karen said...

how fun...love the way you put all the elements together...

bosenberries said...

Adore the colours you have used for this! Thanks for sharing!
Robin

Teresa said...

What a cute bag. Gotta get this issue. Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

Love the bag - and the button ties are adorable.

Shawninaz said...

Great project and I love the map paper, so cool!

lynn said...

just darling, vanessa!

Judith said...

I love the colour combination! Very nice card.
Happy friday,
Judith

Brenda said...

So beautiful Vanessa! Those papers are too gorgeous! And those wood buttons, yum!

Sarah said...

Beautiful!

Jenny McGee said...

Pretty, pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

Great project. Love the fun fastener!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the cute bag!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Dotty Jo said...

Nine projects... YOU SUPERSTAR! Gorgeous card, love that little stamp, Jo x

Indy said...

Great idea!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh I love how you've used postmarked... great job.

Auntie Em said...

So cute! love your embellies.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Tanja said...

Lovely project - good for men too (maybe with a different colour than pink - depending on the man!)

Rebecca said...

Nice bag! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

This is SO darling I want to make one like it right away! I even remember where I put some maps that we don't use anymore.....! Thank you for the inspiring ideas!

Kelly Massman said...

So pretty!!! I also love the bookmarks and boxes on the Paper Crafts Connection blog!

Kristin said...

That map paper is wonderful, I love the added stamp imgae. I makes it feel like it traveled a long way to get to the recipient. It is an honor to be a part of this blog hop with you - you are incredibly talented and inspiring!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Super cute project. Gotta try this!

bethann said...

such a cute bag, love the wooden buttons and the map paper (love the whole project but these pop)

GabrielaD said...

so very pretty!!!! I love it.

Marie / Legojenta said...

You bag looks fabulous! TFS =)

DonnaSue said...

Love the map and those buttons!

Barb said...

Wow, Vanessa! 9 projects! Is that awesome, or what?!! So thrilled for you! Big congrats and I love this bag! The colors and patterns look awesome together! Sending, happy for you, hugs! :)

Sheila H said...

Great embellishments!

Sheila H said...

Fantastic project!

marianne-g said...

Loving it!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Vanessa, congratulations, nine projects thats amazing!!! Love your cute bag!!

Betty said...

Love the map paper and postage stamp! Great gift bag!

DebStampsLife said...

This feels so unique and personal! Beautiful project!

Annette A. said...

Love your project. The color choice is perfect. Thanks for sharing

Ellie A. said...

loving the map and embellishments well the whole card is super sweet!

Carol said...

Love those stars! Beautiful card!!

laura D said...

AWESOME !!

Moi said...

SO pretty!! And congrats on the 9 pubs!

Stacie said...

This is so incredibly cute love the colors!

rebecca said...

Darling bag, love that stamp too.

Emma said...

I am loving this card Vanessa, that grid paper is fantastic!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous card! Huge congrats on such prolific publications, Vanessa!!

nicoleqmullen said...

This is just super cute, I especially love the wooden buttons and bakers twine closure!

Tan E-Zen said...

Love the map and the lovely embellies!! Have a great weekend :)

laurensmom22 said...

Beautiful card!

Holly Kean said...

I really like how you've incorporated the postage clear stamps. Neat project and I enjoy your colors too!

Jessica said...

Very cute! Love the closure!

calamity jane said...

Love your gift bag! What's great about blog hops is that I find another inspiring blog to follow! I love your style!!! "I'll be back"!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so beautiful! I love all the elements!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Vanessa, this is gorgeous. Love that map pattern paper.

LisaAnn said...

nice job

Cathy Fong said...

what a cute bag!

Marlene said...

Love the ideas and look forward to following your blog!

Cathy Fong said...

what a cute bag!

anne said...

Love your work!

Cyndi S said...

Very cute. Love the paper and colors.

Amber said...

I'm a BIG fan of using maps and I love how you used it here. So sophisticated looking.

C said...

Great re-interpreate of the pattern and original design. Love it.

Teepee said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

johnnysgirl said...

Such a cute Idea!!!Love it

Lillian Child said...

I love how you used a map as your patterned paper. I love recycling old magazines and books in this same way. Great job!

readysetlove said...

Cute! I love the map paper and the overall theme. Gorgeous.

Sylvia said...

Lovely gift bag, Vanessa! those are such pretty colors and the map for the base of the house is fabulous!

jlytranch said...

I think I like this better than the original!

Teresa said...

Can't have too many card ideas! Like your project, very cute.

Teri said...

Great bag, Vanessa!

Sue D said...

Great project--I like the map paper.

Fiorella said...

The map paper and the stamp are gorgeous ideas

Tina said...

Very cute project!!! Thanks for sharing =)
~Tina

janice Moss said...

Bags, boxes, cards, oh my! Can't wait to get this magazine!

GI_musician said...

I haven't seen many cards with this style. I like it!

hobbydiva said...

VERY pretty! I love that background paper!!!!!

Linda said...

so creative AND clever!!! I love this!!!!

kngwd89 said...

Love your project and the generous sharing of design ideas! LeAnn

Tanja said...

That's so pretty. I am going to find a gift for someone just so I can make a lovely little bag to put it in :)

Sheri said...

That map paper is so cute. I'm eagerly awaiting my Postmarks set from Papertrey.

Lacey said...

What a sweet bag! Thansk for sharing!

Betty-Ann said...

Great bag...love the color combo!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

How unique and gorgeous. LOVE the pink graph paper against the map. With the wooden bits and the PTI stamps: oh so lovely!

McStamper said...

Love your project. Thanks for the ideas.

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

Love the pink.
What a lovely creation. This has been a wonderful hop.

Rebecca said...

This is so unique and beautiful! I love it! Thanks for sharing!!

DJ said...

Love your ideas and the variety of things you make. Looking forward to seeing lots more of your work!

Linda said...

Great project! I love how you used those bingo chips.

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

Really like the map paper with the stamp and the feel that gives to the project.

Michelle said...

Love this-the map paper is wonderful!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great job on putting this all together so well. Adorable

Peggy said...

I like the use of wooden buttons and baker's twine to keep your bag closed.
God bless,
PeggyS

Laura.K said...

Congratulations for publication. So many! I'm so happy for you.

Thanks for this chance to win such a want to have price.

Lindsey said...

This version of your bag is awesome, too! Great paper.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

The papers and details are so much fun!

Emily Keaton said...

What a fun and fabulous project! I love that map and the postmarks. Great idea :)

CAM said...

Too cute! Love the map paper.
Southernmrs
at verizon
dot net

Tammy said...

Adorable! Love the pink...really makes it pop!

Suzze said...

Love the wood buttons!

Agata said...

Very creative! Love that bag and congrats on all your accepted creations!

Susan said...

Love it all, especially the button closure which reminds me of the old bingo set pieces I had has a child.

Lisa Condreay said...

Love the map. So cute.

Cathy said...

Love this! I'd love to see the whole magazine - I'm in need of some inspiration.

connys blog said...

Love this project and especially the funny closure withe the "buttons"
BTW I´ve an adress in the States from aour friends.
hugs and smiles Conny

bratpakmom said...

Darling treat bag. Buttons, great idea!!!

Damara said...

I LOVE this bag you made! I have a slight obsession with maps, so this design with the color combination makes me giddy with excitement! I will have to make one to put on my desk!

Melisa said...

Love it! To my eye you've achieved a great card for a man while still using pink! Awesome :)

Gina said...

Love, love, love! I'm going out tonight and will be looking for this issue. The twine and buttons are such a cute closure for the bag!

WDF said...

fun idea

WDF said...

cute

inksandthinks said...

That paper is very inspirational.

Kimba's Kreations said...

I love the map paper and those buttons add the BEST touch!

Tanya said...

Oh I love this, what a fantastic look! I love the wooden buttons and twine, how fun!

Joan V said...

Wow, 9 items in this issue. Congrats. I must get a copy!! I like how you changed up the bag using different items. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Love the wooden buttons! The whole project is very cute!

Cynthia B. said...

This gift bag is lovely! Love the wood buttons and twine. Thanks so much for sharing!

SueB said...

GREAT bag, lovin' the closure! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

tape said...

That's just lovely! Great job.

diana said...

Such a pretty bag! I love projects that I can make using my hoard, er, stash of paper & cardmaking supplies! LOL ;-)

Kathy said...

Like the grid paper used for the bag. Very creative using the button closure.

Becky Dunham said...

What a sweet little box Vanessa! I love those little buttons - trying to figure out what they remind me of.... something from my childhood i think :) Can't wait to get my hands on this issue!

suzieq23 said...

The bag is just perfect! I have the PTI postage dies and stamps and cant wait to play with them. You have given me inspiration!!!

Chris said...

Very cool. love it!

Jessica said...

gorgeous interpretation!

Tona said...

This is great! I really like the buttons & twine closuer.

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Amazing! I can't wait to download your pattern and give it a whirl. Fantastic job! Congrats on having so many projects in this issue. :)

catnap said...

Love the button and twine closure. Great idea.

Sarah said...

Such a cute bag!

Terri said...

Love all the different elements especially the map dp and the postage stamp.

Barbara said...

I love this bag. It is so clever and original! The button closure is a great idea!

Nancy said...

What an adorable bag, Vanessa! Congratulations on all your featured projects!

Angie Black said...

I love this idea. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

Swedie said...

I love maps, and the interesting way you did the top of the bag!

Noreen
www.make-homemade-gifts.com

Laurie said...

cute card, really like the colors!

Natasha said...

Thanks for inspiring us

Barb's Boys said...

Wow Vanessa, I love that postage stamp and the baker's twine...can't wait to thumb through the whole issue!

Denise said...

Great bag! Love all the details!
DeniseB

carefreestamper said...

Those postmark stamps are SO cute.

Karen said...

I so love these blog hope because we get to discover these lovely blogs. Love it all!
Karen

GMS said...

I love this, it's so cute. I could see making a cute little "house" gift bag for a housewarming gift. Or just because it would be darling! :)

Renee said...

Very nice gift bag, Vanessa! Oooh, I love the twine!!

stampinlara said...

Love your card! Aren't the buttons and bakers twine fun??? Love the embellies that are out now. Great profile picture too!

jengd said...

Great bag- such fun paper choices!

Sandy said...

Very cute! It's cool that you got to work on your own design!

Karen Linarez said...

I would like to get a side view of this bag to see better how it's made. Hopefully, I can win an issue to read about it!

Lori Barnett said...

how cute! I love all the elements

paperpapier said...

the postmark stamp is awesome on this bag..!

Sandra said...

fun!
Sandra ltb

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun travel bag and perfect for a little something for those out-of-town guests

Ravengirl said...

This is so clever and cute!

Courtney said...

Love this! it is super cute and I love the way you used the colors!

Little T said...

You're such an inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

Debra said...

Lavender and black, great combo, striking! Like the map addition.

Melissa said...

Pretty gift bag! Love the way you used the bingo pieces.

Debbie said...

I love your bag. So cute to use the buttons for the closure. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karey said...

Cute.

Michelle said...

I really like the stamp and the map paper!

Natasha Kara said...

It's no surprise you have so many projects in this publication. Your talent is amazing. I love all your creations. Great inspiration, thanks. Love this too :)

joni said...

This is great!!! Don't you just love Pink Paislee papers!!! So cute and they're double side and just so much fun to work with! TFS
hugs,
joni

Kelly G said...

Love your bag!

Linda said...

Love the gift bag with the map paper and all the embellishments. I am always looking for ideas to make a gift bag. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

I am so loving the map! Inspired! Mahalo for sharing your fabulous design.

mtscrapgal said...

Such a cute entry for the hop. The wooden buttons were perfect for the closure. Thanks.

Renee VanEpps said...

Very pretty! Love the postage stamp and wood buttons!

Baseret said...

What a great project! I love the map paper with the PTI stamp set!

~Mychl said...

This is an adorable little box!! Love the papers and little wooden button that you used to close it!

Carol said...

Wow! What a beautiful project!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007@gmail.com

Der Farbklecks said...

Hi Vanessa,
very, very nice!!! I love your ideas!!
Lg, Angela

paperella said...

Beautiful project! The wooden buttons add the perfect touch :)

Tina said...

Vanessa,

Du übertriffst Dich immer wieder selbst. Ich bin begeistert, auch wenn das nichts neues ist, bei einem Besuch bei Dir. ;)

Ganz líebe Grüße und weiterhin so viel Erfolg, Du hast es wirklich verdient, Tina

Larajc said...

What a great idea for using map paper! I love the scallops too!

JessicaLynn said...

Thank you for sharing your card.. I just love it.

Please come and visit my blog: http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/ I have a free digital stamp there & contest.

Have a great weekend!
Jessica Lynn

Katherine said...

Love those buttons! What a cute bag.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Was soll ich sagen - einfach nur: großartig! Deine Projekte sind immer ein Fest für die Augen!

Atticelf said...

Awesome bag! I love the stamp stamp.

Tanya said...

We are going on a long trip this summer, this would be perfect for my daughter to keep track of everything we do from her perspective.

Elizabeth said...

You are right the magazine is awesome! I made the mistake of using it as my bedtime reading materials, then I had to get out of bed to create I was so motivated! LOL

Andrea said...

I love how you did your wood buttons, gives it an extra ooomph!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that map paper--and with the pink grid! So beautiful:)

Glenda J said...

Love the papers!

NanaBeth said...

this is truly gorgeous. I'm going to try and make a couple to have on hand for special gifts.

C. said...

Hi Vanessa

Perfectly put together. I love the colour combination. What a wonderful idea!

Enjoyed going through your blog.
Carol cejene@yahoo.com

rush said...

i love your style...a little shabby, a little vintage...i'm not sure what it has the feel of, but i know i like it! thank you for sharing.

Deirdre said...

Jsut beautiful Vanessa.