BUT I LOVE BAGS.
All kinds of bags. Cool paper sacks. I’ve not met a tote I didn’t like. Hand bags. ALL OF IT. In college, my roommate and I decorated our dorm room with different kind of shopping bags from every store we liked. The entire room. It was awesome.
Anyway, what does this have to do with today’s blog tour???
STAMPIN’ UP has just introduced the absolute most coolest, bestest, little packaging bag. And, yes, I should be excited about the stamp set we are using… Chalk Talk (and, I AM. We’ll get to that in a second.) But I nearly fainted from delight when I saw these little chevron printed bags in the catalog. And, they are a steal at 10 for 3.95.
Here it IS:
(Ignore the fancy background… we were having to improvise)
Anyway, I LOVE THESE BAGS. And, when Chalk Talk was chosen as the set, I knew immediately what I had to do. I also LOVE this set. And the coordinating framelits. The framelits are what make the set AMAZING too… cause they all cut out perfect tags. Christmas is going to be amazing this year with these sets and accessories AND BAGS.
The stamp was SCREAMING to do the chalkboard technique (get it… Chalk Talk??) Black background, white embossing powder. Or you can do white ink and clear embossing powder if you are into improvising… which I have had to be, as of late…
And, the chevron bag pairs PERFECTLY with the new chevron ribbon. Which is a DREAM…. This one is Calypso Coral.
I also used the framelits for a mask. See the orange splotch in the bottom right corner? I used a framelit from the tags framelit set to be a mask for a sponging the calypso ink (you can see where I screwed up and some of the sponging got outside the mask–some people may find this a flaw… I prefer to think of it as my humanity…) To prevent this, you could use a post-it note on the sides of the framelit so the sponging doesn’t get where you don’t want it. ANYWAY, I stamped over the sponged portion with another stamp from the Chalk Talk set. I’m telling you, this is the perfect gift-giving combo. Wouldn’t you love a pair of earrings, a nail polish, or a Stampin’ Up! gift certificate given in this package??
A close up of the masking…
And, some tissue tops it off!! I am head over heels…. 🙂
Now, off you go to see what Deb Leigh did with this fabulous stamp set…. Enjoy!!
If that icon doesn’t work, click on Deb Leigh’s link below:
Crystal Kondo www.card-ed.com
Anne Matasci –www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com
Maria Pane http://www.stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com
Andi Potler – http://www.absolutekreations.com
Michele Reynolds – http://www.inspirationink.typepad.com