Thursday, October 23, 2008

ready to party?!

This weekend, we are having my son's 5th birthday party. I can't believe he is 5 already!! My baby boy is 5! This week's High Hopes challenge fit in perfectly with the coming party. This week's challenge is to create anything but a card. I decided to alter a gift bag. (Click on the photo for a larger version where you can see more details.)

I started out stamping Party Cat on white cardstock and coloring it with copic markers. I used a pair of my old decorative scissors to cut the layers for my image. Then, I sewed the layers together and added the image to my bag. I stamped some presents (Hanna Stamps Perfect Package set) on white cardstock, cut them out, and added them with foam adhesive to my bag.

I also stamped the balloons again on white cardstock and colored them with copic markers. Then, I added some dimensional glaze to the balloons and let it dry. After it was dry, I cut the balloons out and added them with foam adhesive over the image for more dimension.

I wanted to add a tag to my bag, too. I used the Perfect Package stamp set again. Then, I stamped the sentiment (Papertrey Ink's It's a Celebration set). I cut the layers and added an eyelet. I tied it to the handle of my bag with white polka dot ribbon.
Then, I cut a bunch of strips of ribbon different lengths and created the pom pom like ribbon bundle. I used a rubber band to hold the ribbons. I also added an extra ribbon through the back of the rubber band and used it to tie the ribbon bundle to the bag.

Have a great day!!
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Recipe
Stamps: Party Cat (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Perfect Package (Hanna Stamps), It's a Celebration (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white (Papertrey Ink), real red, always artichoke, tempting turquiose (SU)
Ink: black (Momento), noir (Palette)
Accents: ribbons, large eyelet
Tools: copic markers, decorative scissors, sewing machine, scissors, crop-a-dile, dimensional glaze

14 comments:

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

This is adorable!!!

Molly B said...

Very cute. Those balloons are great. -Molly B

Carolyn King said...

This is soo cute! Great job and i love your coloring!

Adela said...

Very Cute! Happy birthday to your son and Happy "birth" day to you!

Anita said...

Beautiful bag! I love the bright colors.

Justine said...

Wow I sure hope I have that dimensional glaze on hand. That looks so fun.

Lori said...

This is so fun and cute!!!! Top notch coloring Niki!!! Happy Birthday to your son, such a fun age!!! :)

Kimberly said...

Niki, this is fantastic! FANTASTIC!!! Your color choices are always so perfect!!

(is it ironic that the word below is growin? :))

Mary K said...

What a cute card Niki! I hope your son has a great birthday party this weekend. :-)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous gift bag Niki, Love the sweet image and all those ribbons looks fab! Hope your son has a great birthday and a fun party, Hugs, Nikki x

Amy said...

Looks great Niki! I love what you did with the ribbons... I am ribbon challenged... maybe I can learn from seeing what you do. I just can't match them or work out what to do with them!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow a lot of work went into this! I love how the balloons look. I love how it all looks!! Its quite amazing! Love the big generous bow and the combination of stamps. Wonderful!

Softangelkisses said...

The ribbons are super cute!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Cute bag Niki, LOVE the fun design and ribbon treatment on top!! I still would LOVE to know how to do this, could you email me when you get a chance and give me the directions.

Jennifer
jdmeyer6@sbcglobal.net