Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles Treat Bag!!!

Hello my friends,
thank you for stopping by my blog today.
I have for you a project that has been culminating in my head since I received my glorious kit from Belles n' Whistles for my time there as a guest designer, and though I think my time-frame is technically over, I want to show and tell!! This project was intended to be a sample for the current BNW bi-Weekly challenge, which is a Trick Me or Treat Me challenge, you can either incorporate a trick element on your card, like a flap or a hidden tag, or treat us with something scrummdiddillyumptious or Halloweenie. I went the scrummy route with this project, and naturally, the bag will contain some sweet treats along with tea and cocoa packets :)

I have used several different images and masked them together into one scene, though, for dimension, Tea Time Belle and the tea set from the Changeabelle's Cupcake Roses and Tea stamp pack have been stamped, coloured and cut out, then placed over the masked image for dimension. I created the picnic background by masking over the Belle in the Picnic Solace Changeabelle's stamp and adding in Tea Time Belle, lot's of fun I tell you!!

I am tickled with myself, as my little gift bag is something that I put together on my own. I suppose I have made enough from other tutorials that I can now think them up independently, so I doodled up the "schematics" on the back of a business card at work, then came home and got to work on putting together a little treat bag!! Belle is coloured in distress inks, the papers are by October Afternoon (plaid), Sassafras Lass (blue flowers) and K & Co. (news print). The punches used are MS (doily and oak leaf) and EK Success (border at top of bag). I distressed everything in Brushed Corduroy and then went over the edges with my scissors. The little tag was hand-cut, stamped with a Stampin' Up sentiment, then attached with hemp rope.

For the back, I have used a Magnolia recipe card stamp to allow for an inscription, I cut a doily in half and attached it above my lace and ribbon.

Well, thanks for popping by today!! Before I go, I'd like to mention that Belles n' Whistles just released a new collection, it is called The Snowbabies Collection and it is just as sweet as can be, full of cute Belles in wintery settings, these stamps surely do "tickle the heartstrings." What's more is, Summer is donating 10% of sales from this collection to Breast Cancer Research organizations in honour of our beloved paper-crafting sisters Elise and Jacque :)

Until next time, Stephanne


Vanja said...

Hi Stephanne! This is beautiful! Fabulous colours and colouring, I love the vintage feel.
Hugs, Vanja

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous sweetie!!!

Renkata said...

Hi Stephanne,
the treat bag is so gorgeous. Love the colour green.
And the image is beautifly coloured. Fantastic design dear. I just wish to join her for tea , lol

Kylie said...

OMGoodness Stephanne!! WOW Hun! This is sooo pretty and I loooove all of the fabulous detail. Just amazing! And you invented it yourself too which just makes it even better :) A total keeper (unless you want to send it to me, lol).
Big hugs

MagsB said...

What a lovely treat bag! That little picnic scene is so sweet, and your colours are so pretty!

luv, Mags x

Juls said...

wow this is just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Marlene said...

What a gorgeous treat bag! I wouldn't want to open for fear of messing it up! LOL!

sandra said...

Your coloring is perfect!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Stephanne~~this is definitely Scrumpdillyicious (not sure how to spell it) from the gorgeous scene on the front to the cute design on the back and then to everything inside :D

Sassy Scrapper said...

Ah Steph what an adorable little bag. Love the colors.
Hugs Bonnie

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

What a terrific idea Stephanne, I love it, it is coloured beautifully and I am sure the recipient will adore it
Love Jenni

Lori said...

I ADORE this beautiful creation Stephanne!!!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Raisa said...

Hi Stephanne! This is lovely
I love the colours and the way You*ve used all the stamps.


Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

This is wonderful; your masked scene is gorgeous, and great job on sorting out all the dimensions yourself :D

Riet said...

So beautiful Stephanne,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Lindy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colors and the vintage look.


Shazza said...

so gorgeous, love it x