Friday, July 13, 2012


Today I have choosen to alter a brown paper lunchbag, making it into a pretty little giftbag.  I have been dying (excuse the pun!) to use this die ever since I bought it from Papertrey, Inc.!  I can just see a favorite piece of jewelry, some candy, and a giftcard for spa treatment inside, can't you? 
The papers that I used are from a pad called Carolina Breeze by Theresa Collins.  I love how they coordinate so well together.  I first stamped my pathway and carefully lined Tilda up just at the edge of the walkway.   These images are new to me and I LOVE THEM!!!!  Can you just here my excitement? lol.  I broke my foot and have been running around with a HUGE boot on up to my knee this summer.  Talk about being hot and awkward so taking the time to create a new project for the inventory challenges has done a great job keeping my mind off of my pain and discomfort.  The flowere die is from an old Sizzix die, one of the chuncky ones, with a button center from another die that I found in my stash.  I colored her with my Copic markers matching the colors up to the paper that I was using for my bag.  I hope you enjoy today's project.  Check out Kathy's blog to see what she came up with this week!  ( )  Love, Elle


Karen said...

I like how you added this stamp to the path.....great idea! I love it!

Rene said...

Absolutely adorable Elle!!!!
Rene :D

Suzan L said...

Hi Elle, What a cute gift bag you have created! I love how you created the handle using the Sizzix die. The scene you have created with Tilda is colored beautifully! I hope your foot will be better soon! Have a wonderful weekend!

Cathy Lee said...

Totally sweet, Elle. I would have never thought this was a paper bag. So creative. Your Tilda is darling and love the colors you used. Awesome punched flower and button too. So sorry to hear about your broken foot. I'm sending you healing thoughts for a quick recovery.
Cathy Lee

Paula said...

Great bag! Tilda looks so pretty and the PTI die works beautifully with this!

Kathy Gerace said...

Great job! Love your bag. Tilda is colored so nicely.

Christina C. said...

What a lovely gift bag, Elle! The handles are darling and your sweet Tilda is paired beautifully with the path. Beautiful!!! Take card of your foot...hope you have a speedy recovery!

Paper Tails said...

Great gift bag! I like how you created the handles. Lovely colors so creative.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful bag, I love how you've added the handles, beautifully done and just perfect for a special gift
hugs Julie P

Susan said...

Very cute! I love the colors and papers you used.

Leslie Turner said...

Absolutely adorable! Your papers and design are wonderful! Hope your foot feels better!

Linda said...

Wow Elle your gift bag is just outstanding!!!!! Wow what a gorgeous bag!!!! You did a wonderful job on this project and I love it!!!!!

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Your gift bag turned out so pretty, very nice, great project.
Blessings Doreen

Laura said...

Love this! The papers you used are very pretty and your Tilda and background stamp are colored so beautifully!

♥ Laura C.

Norma said...

Elle, a terrific job of turning a simple lunch bag into a work of art!!! Love this adorable Tilda and the colouring. Beautiful DP's.

cathylynn said...

Sorry to hear about your foot! I hope you have a speedy recovery. Your altered bag is gorgeous! Love those handles and you decorated to perfection!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and lovely altered paper bag Elle. Love the pretty DPs and the fun matching coloring you used on Tilda's dress :o)

Danielle said...

This is very pretty Elle, I love the cute handles, and lovely tilda. Very cute scenery you created for her, wonderful papers. Will certainly bring happiness to whoever receives it. Hugs.

Sherry said...

Your bag is absolutely adorable!!

Hugs - Sherry

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Elle!
Your paper bag is decorated so beautifully. I love how you added handles. I love the papers you have used.
I also love the card before this one. I'm a bit slow at commenting. sorry about that. You have made some really lovely cards.
Hugs maz

Brittany said...

Gorgeous, xx