1.01.2013

Keep Calm and ...Shop On?!

Happy New Year!! Isn't this post title just the best mantra?! You don't have to tell me twice. This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge for you. Basic Black, Primrose Petals and Pool Party. I was in love with the combo right away. 
I saw this adorable card idea on Pinterest and wanted to try to recreate it. I am so happy with how it turned out.


I've had the hostess set CARRY ON for a while now and this was the first time I've put it to use. If you know me, you know that's crazy since I have the Keep Calm poster in my home (along with other items bearing the famous sentiment). Now I can finally emerge from under my "rock of shame", lol.
PRIMROSE PETALS and WHISPER WHITE card stock were used as the bases. The bag was made from a piece of COMFORT CAFE DSP in POOL PARTY. I simply cut a rectangular piece and scored the bottom and edges to create the "sides" of the bag. a piece of LINEN THREAD was added to the top for the faux handle and PEARL BASIC JEWELS were placed on it for some added glam, it reminded me of a Tiffany's spree. I used a small piece of tulle to give the illusion of tissue paper.
Here is a close up view...


The final touch after stamping the sentiment in BASIC BLACK CLASSIC INK, was a bow tied from the DOTTED SCALLOP RIBBON in BASIC BLACK along the side.



Aren't these colors so fun! Come along and join us. From here on out the challenged at HSS will run for 2 weeks allowing you more time to participate. We'd love to see what you come up with.


Paper: Whisper White card stock {100730}, Primrose Petals card stock {126858}, Comfort Cafe DSP {126898}
Stamps: Hostess-Carry On {126647-clear; 126645-wood}
Ink: Basic Black {126980}
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma Jig {}, Simply Scored Scoring Tool {122334}, Stampin' Trimmer {126889}, Glue Dots {103683}
Accessories: Basic Black 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon {124145}, Pearl Basic Jewels {119247}

2 comments:

TrishG said...

Great card, Shannon. Very clever. I would have thought that bag was a bought embellishment, but you did a great job MAKING it!

Terry said...

That little shopping bag is adorable! I love the pearls and tissue paper. It really makes it!