Thursday, February 05, 2009

Bag the Challenge

Nichole Heady from PTI has been having various give aways to celebrate PTI's 2nd anniversary. You can see her blog here
Day 5 challenge was to alter a bag, any bag. Of course Nichole has done amazing work with her Tote using Garden Life set, but I am have no expertise in sewing. So taking inspiration from Chris and Amy (Whose blog links are on the right hand side), I altered this gift bag to give my husband his Valentine's day gift. This is the first time I am altering a gift bag and it was really fun and I think the final product looks much better than any store bought Valentine day gift bag.

Here is my bag creation,

Close up of the Heart prints center part,

Supplies: PTI Black and White Basics DP, PTI White Shimmer and Raspberry Fizz Card stock, PTI Heart Prints Set, Nestabilities, PTI Circle Borders and Corners, Raspberry Fizz Ribbon, Generic Twine, PTI Raspberry Fizz and Pure Snow Ink.

DISCLAIMER: I apologize in advance for the bad photography. That is a result of my laziness (i.e. not using tripod) and my eagerness to take pictures in the evening as soon as I am done with it and not waiting till daylight.

Also I was running out of sticky tape, so tried some regular glue for the side panels on this bag and that did not work out too well. :(


Susan said...

Very cute! I love it!

Sara Paschal said...

I love your valentine bag, this is great ;)