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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon/Hampton Art Choose Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop

Really Reasonable Ribbon/Hampton Art Combined Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop
I am so excited to be here and join in this fantastic joint hop.
Hopefully you just came from Britts, then you are in the right place.
If your just coming to my blog and want to participate you will want to start at the HAMPTON ART Blog.
If you get lost or there are any broken links during the hop you can pop back to HAMPTON ART Blog.
 RRR will be offering a $20 gift certificate and Hampton Art will have the prize pack below

.  Share this with all your friends and spread the message to “Choose Hope” in the fight for Breast Cancer Awareness.
This blog hop will be open through October 9th.

I used  Old Curiosity Shoppe 3 from Hampton Art. We also received  this adorable Breast Cancer stamp/ink pad set.It was wonderful to play with several of the Colorbox cats eye ink pads
I chose to use shabby pink,mudslide,wicked black, and rosebud.

 I decided to make a gift bag with charms and a gift puzzle in the inside...let me share a couple steps along the way.
 I started with a white version of shrink plastic, I used my file to scratch it up so I could stamp with black ink.
After I allowed the ink to dry I used the pinks to accent with.

 Here is the normal size and color before I shrunk them down.
 I cut the images out with my 3 inch Wescott scissors, these are great for small details.

Next I chose a cotton bag in a 4 x 6 size. I didn't like the threaded yarn in the bag so I decided to add my favorite pink twine!!! See how easy it was to replace?
 Next I found an old children's puzzle I wasn't using. I put the puzzle together and painted with Gesso to cover the design...see a nice clean palette.

 Look how easy it was to stamp all of the images from the set it black,brown and pink.
I also wanted to show how I numbered the back to make it easier to put together.
Hopefully your still with me.
 Now I used the images and inks to stamp the bag -I used the piece of chipboard in the inside so it was easier to stamp.
I used that yummy ribbon to accent the top and then decided to drill a hole in the shrink plastic pieces and threaded them through the twine to accent the bag and added some gems to one side.
Here is the puzzle pieces saved up to add to the bag...a quick little gift to give to someone.
I really enjoyed playing with these products, and am thrilled I got to share them with you in the hop.

Well it has come time for me to send you on to the next blog on this hop ...BEVERLY'S.So glad you are joining us and I hope you leave a comment so I know you were here.
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  1. This is just a genius idea!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the way you stamped the bag and the puzzle!!! WOW!!!! Fabulous!!!

  2. What a great idea! Anyone would love to receive this gift!

  3. oh my word! what a great, innovative off the page project. Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. what a clever idea, with the stamps and RRR baker's twine... well done.

  5. This is a pretty cool thing. I love those stamps and the bag you made is awesome!

  6. thanks for sharing this awesome fun project!

  7. Absolutely amazing project Dawn it looks awesome.
    lorraine x

  8. I am sick of saying how creative you all are....but once hit it out of the park in that department! This is wonderful.

  9. Lovely bag and fun puzzle!!

  10. Wow Dawn this is a wonderful idea. You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing. Now I will be looking for puzzles. LOL Always fun to make something different.

  11. what an awesome project!! so cool! i am definitely lifting this one!!

  12. This is so clever! I love it!

  13. Clever, unique, fabulous, just plain genius. What a clever great. Thanks for the tutorial. It's a fabulous idea and will give the recipient such pleasure. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Love the gift bag and all the clever accents!

    Snoopy :D

  15. This is such a sharp idea. Love all the stamps you used.
    With Love Judi

  16. I'm loving this hop and project showcases ladies! Thanks for the opp!
    Tammy Louise

  17. What a great idea! I love the bag idea! Thank you.

  18. holy moly! this is way too cool! and i'm NOT surprised you did something like this either!

    sorry i haven't been around. life has been just too freakin' much fun - LOL.

    hugs :)

  19. Great project Dawn. You just made me want to pull my shrink plastic out. I haven't used it in years!! :)

  20. Love how you recycled that puzzle. I may have to use that idea in the near future. I can see it done with pictures of the family or pet! So unique. The bag is a great idea too.

  21. Awesome, amazing and soooo creative! Thanks for sharing in the "Hope"!
    Crafty Hugs,

  22. Wow, this is an amazing idea...truly love it and I will be using this idea over and over....:)

  23. What a great project, the puzzle is such a great easy project and I love the bag, as always fabulous tutorial!


  24. Oh my gosh!! What an awesome idea!! I love it!!

  25. Now I'm imagining all sorts of cool ideas for an old puzzle! Thanks!

  26. Great project. So inciteful. Loved each element(the bag, the puzzle, and the charms). Thanks for the Gesso learning point.

  27. I have hopped through many a blogs in my day but I have never seen a project like this. Thanks so much for the details! I love this puzzle and bag idea...especially numbering the pieces on the back! Awesome job!


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