Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hoooooo's Having a Birthday?

This card is actually a *YELLOW BAG from a Celebration pack of bags from Michaels. The bags measure 
4 5/8" x 2 7/8" x 8 5/8", 
and they come 12 in a pack.  I thought it would be neat-o mosquito to make a birthday card out of it.  I just folded it in half so the top of the bag's opening was on the left.  And the bottom flap I folded back and forth so it would easily flip as an extra fun fold when opening the "card".

This is the outside above. You can see how the bottom of the bag is slightly folded and will fold back & forth for the recipient.

This is the other side of the bottom fold above.

And this is the "card" completely open.

There is a tag with some *fiber "ribbon" stuck into the opening of the bag in the above pic.

And here is the tag pulled out.  This is the first time I've used any spray mist for the background. Oh my gosh! That stuff got all over my hands and went everywhere. LOL  Note to Self:  Little Squirts are enough!

Here are all the details:
*Yellow bag from Celebrations pack from Michael's.
Background papers are scraps from K&Co "Greenhouse". (Yep - still using up those scraps!)
Buttons from "Bag of Buttons" from Hobby Lobby.
Twine threaded through buttons from Tuesday Morning.
*Spray Mist background from stash. Not sure where it came from.
*Hoot 'N' Holler cart:
Owl 10 cut @ 3" (burgundy owl outside of card)

Owl 4 cut @ 3 1/2" (yellow owl inside card)

*Lacy Labels cart:
Asian cut @ 3 1/2" and again at 3" with Shadow feature for panels.

Heart 2 cut @ 4 1/4" with Shadow feature.

All solid papers from Colorbok pack from Walmart.
Sentiment clear stamps from stash using StazOn Jet Black ink.

Happy Birthday to you!
:) Janis

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  1. WOW Janis! This is so creative and so amazing!! Excellent job my friend :)

  2. Janis... how cute is that!! I never would have grabbed a paper bag and said "I bet I could make a super cute card with this!!" Good for you for thinking outside the box... 'er... card! :)

    TFS, hugs, Cheryl

  3. This is such a neat idea. Absolutely loveit and I know where I can get some of these bags ;)

    Hugs to you!!!!

  4. What a clever idea using a bag for a card base. Super cute card. I love those little owls.

  5. Wow this is so cool, dont think ive ever seen one off these, thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
    Shell xx

  6. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. This is fabulous, loving the tag idea and such a wonderful owl.
    Thanks for Joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs Chris xx

  8. Very clever idea, thanks for joining the challenge at Bling it on - Good luck
    Sue x

  9. A fabulous vibrant card. I love that owl! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month and Good Luck!

  10. A stunning creation Janis and great attention to detail.

    Thank you for joining us at Stampalot challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  11. What a clever idea and it looks fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  12. What a gorgeous creation!! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  13. How did I miss this post? How cute and creative Janis! (you can sneak a surprise inside)

  14. Fantastic card

    thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!