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Monday, May 27, 2013

Craftin Desert Divas Craft it Up & Linky Party #7!!

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Hello my crafty friends!
Today I am guest designing for Tara over at Craftin Desert Divas
 with her " Anything Goes w/Ribbon or Twine" Craft It Up & Link It Up Party #7!!
 Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!

The sponsors for this linky party are:
KaDoodle Bug Designs $15 Gift Card!

My Craft Spot Bundle of Joy Stamp Set!

 The more you link up, the better chance you have to win so make sure
you go and visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules so you can play along with me!

 Ok so here is my project that I linked up!

I made this cute gift bag by hand using just my score-pal and some score-tape. The pretty patterned paper is from SEI. SEI has always been one of my favorite paper companies and I adore their papers, especially some of their older lines. I used my Spellbinder's Beaded Ovals die to cut out the solid tangerine CS and then I cut out another patterned paper oval using a smaller size oval. I layered both of these ovals on top of a doily that had been inked up using some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink. I did a lot of layering but surprisingly enough, I did not do any stamping on this project. Hard to believe huh? LOL

I added another inked up doily to the top of my bag, folded it over and punched two holes, one on each side using my crop-o-dile. I threaded some beautiful satin brown ribbon through and tied a bow. My ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I could not get my ribbon to work with me for my bow so unfortunately I had given up and decided to take the picture with a "discombobulated" bow LOL. Sorry!

 To finish this bag up and make it all purty, I added some peach and orange roses that I got from Wild Orchid Crafts, a beautiful goldenrod flower from Recollections and a sweet glittery butterfly that I sprayed with my homemade glimmer mist that I named, "Sunset" because it is a mixture of gold, peach and metallic copper and it resembles the colors of a beautiful sun setting on a warm summer night. The butterfly came from my stash. I don't remember which company makes them.

Well that is my project for you today and I sure hope it has inspired you to make a craft the old fashioned way without any electronic die cutting machines or stamps! Just some paper, a scoreboard and a bone folder! I hope you decide to get crafty and link up your creation to this linky party! Don't forget there are prizes to be won!! It could be YOU!

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  1. Beautiful work Joann. so pretty. I love it all xx

  2. This is just so pretty!! Thank you so much for being a guest designer at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.

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  3. This is seriously GORGEOUS!! The Flower is Beautiful!!Gorgeous embellishments!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
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  4. This bag is gorgeous Jo! You did such a fabulous job on it, love all the embellishments!! Hugs!

  5. What a gorgeous gift bag!! The design is so beautiful!! I love all of the details and embellishments!! It looks amazing!! I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. So very pretty. I love the colors you've chosen for this project! TFS

  7. This is just gorgeous, Jo. Lovely papers.

  8. very pretty! Love the colors. I remember this line of SEI. Very pretty indeed. I like the butterfly. I also like the doily and oval diecut.

  9. What a beautiful card. So many lovely textures!! I loved the design and for me it’s a gift in itself. I would love to have some DIY decoration for my niece’s 20th birthday bash. I am planning to host a party at one of her favorite venues in Chicago but having hard time in finding creative d├ęcor ideas.


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