Monday, May 23, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC119), CR84FN, and MORE!

Happy Tuesday! It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC119)! Dee Jackson is the challenge host.  She is challenging us to make a gift using a premade bag or one we make ourselves.   We would love to see what you create!  

For my card, I am using  Flourishes Country Charm Labels, Country Charm Borders, Strips and Stripes, and Birthday Pennants stamp sets.  I chose to make two bags using cardstock. I am using Flourishes Classic ivory cardstock.  I am also using some Paper Company kraft.  
For the pattern on my paper, I created my own background combining different border strips from the Country Charm Borders and Strips and Stripes sets.  I nested the strips side by side and inked them all to stamp my "designer" background.  This is fun and offers so many background possibilities and looks with different inks and cardstocks.  The first one I stamped onto kraft using white snow ink.  I used Fiskars decorative pinking shears on the top.  I stamped the frame image from the Country Charm Labels and die cut with the Spellbinders coordinating Grommet Tags.  I attached my tag with adhesive and two gem brads.  I sponged the edges with chamomille ink.  

The second bag I stamped the same background.  I decided not to mix up the strips at this point.  I am using Memento Lulu Lavender and Sweet Plum inks.  I stamped a different frame from the Country Charm Labels set and used the coordinating Spellbinder's Grommet Tags to cut out.  I used dimensionals to attach.  I made this one a bit more girly with some dyed to match seam binding, a floral button, and prima rose. The sentiment for both bags was stamped using the Birthday Pennants set.  I stuffed both bags in the top pick with some seam binding that I dyed today.  My dd will probably end up using these little bags.  I could have used some candy, but I probably would have sampled it so I opted for a more non-edible stuffing.  Finish measurement is 3 x 4.5.

Check out the other blog team designers to see what they created!
Cindy   Dee   Silke   MakiTammy, and 
May's  Guest Designer Brenda O'Rear (Benzi)

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Playing a few other challenges, too!
Crafts and Me Anything Goes
Shelly's Images Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon :Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious: Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
CR84FN29: Color Challenge
DIC: (ribbon/lace trim, punch/die cuts, button)
OSAAT:  Bling It On( gem brads)
Paper Sundae: Pop it Up (white one sentiment popped up)
CES: Embellish it
Sew Many Cards: Flowers and Lace(stamp)
Southern Girls: Frills and Polish
IncyWincy: Lavender and Lace(stamp)
Pollycraft Monday:Bingo (sparkle, button, flowers)

Stamps: Flourishes Country Charm Labels, Country Charm Borders, Strips and Stripes, and Birthday Pennants 
Paper: Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock, The Paper Company kraft
Ink: Memento lavender, sweet plum, PTI chamomille,
Accessories: Spellbinders, Grommet tags, seam binding, gem brads, button, prima rose, dimensionals, Fiskars decorative pinking shears



  1. These are so cute! Love the new stamps. :)

  2. How cute! I love how you combined all these stamps. Adorable, Betty!

  3. So pretty Betty! Love how you decorated the gift boxes! Makes for a wonderful gift presentation! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

  4. These are stunning, Betty! LOOOOOVE how you made the backgrounds with the border stamps! They look so beautiful and vintage!

  5. Betty, beautiful bags..with striking colors for the ribbons. I love your backgrounds and how you used the pinking shears. I know what you mean about the non-edible stuffing. LOL

  6. Betty, I love how you created your own background using border stamps - really creative. And those ribbons are to die for.

  7. So lovely the design and papers are so eyecatching. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Good luck

    Nikki DT

  8. Just beautiful, Betty! I love the colors on both!

  9. What gorgeous bags Betty!!! Absolutely STUNNING!!! Now that's a fantastic way to give a gift!!! Fabulous work as always! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

  10. Wow, these bags are so beautiful and elegant!

  11. Oh wow! This are luscious and such great colors!

  12. Awesome...knew I should have gotten those borders too....drat....we will have to see what the budget can handle next month....

  13. Just gorgeous! Love how you have put these together they look fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    hugs shell xx

  14. Okay Betty, not one but two FAB creations! Now I have to compliment you twice! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! As always! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  15. Gorgeous creations Betty! Love the way you used the challenge colors!

  16. Thank you so much for playing at OSAAT this week.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  17. Oh how cute are these - love the incorporated colors!

  18. Beautiful creations Betty! love the ribbons and pretty stampings!

  19. How fabulous Betty!! I love the design on the boxes and the use of those colors! Beautifully done!!

  20. Wow! these are SO, SO gorgeous, Betty! Love the little bags you created, and love the stamping. The background you created with those border strips is brilliant. I can't decide which color option I like more, because everything you make is stunning! :)

  21. These are just fantastic - love both colourways!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  22. Amazing! I struggle with one bag and you make two of the most gorgeous romantic little bags.

  23. wow...these are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us athis week at paper Sundaes.


  24. Beautifully done.. love the colors and the simplicity of the bags.. great job..I hate commenting anonymously but blogger is having issues... hope you understand...

  25. Wow- wonderful bags- love the design and color of both of them! I LOVE the ribbon and the sentiment panel too.

  26. Wow..this is that stamp set!!

  27. So pretty, Betty ... love the stamped button images!!!

  28. Such a nice idea and so well executed. Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes!

  29. Very beautyful, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda

  30. Gorgeous bags. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.

    Nikki F x

  31. Beautiful little gift bags! Love how you used the new border stamps from Flourishes. Great idea.

  32. I love the seam binding that you colored, and how it overflows your bags in such a beautiful way.


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