Thursday, September 10, 2015

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop: Welcoming Fall

Good morning!  It’s amazing how the start of school naturally gets us all thinking about fall, the beautiful colors, cooler weather, and of course Pumpkin Spice invasion (haha!!)  Just as we’re sad to say goodbye to summer we’re welcoming Fall with open arms.  It’s this arrival of fall that we’ve decided to focus on for this months SSINKspiration blog hop.  All the designers are excited to share some great projects to help get you in the spirit of the season change and all the upcoming holidays we have to look forward (and prepare for)!

 As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #1 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Tobe at The Craft Sea . If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

I decided to change things up this month and not make a card (I know crazy!) and great this cute little gift bag using our Muslin Bags as the base (and the cool thing is, you could do everything I did on this bag on a card and come up with an equally stunning card. 

I started with a Muslin Bag and cut a piece of the paper backing from a DSP package (or other piece of cardboard would work, this is so your ink doesn’t bleed through your bag onto the back) and used the Dots and Stripes Decorative Mask and a Sponge Dauber and applied ink in Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist, and Mossy Meadow to create the patter on the bags.  Note:  you can also stamp on these bags using our inks, just make sure to have something on the inside and hold the stamp down a little longer without moving it so you get a good stamp (it’s pretty cool!!).

For the tag I started by cutting a circle out of Soft Suede cardstock using the 2” Circle Punch and then embossed it with the Big Shot and Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  For the leaves I used the new Vintage Leaves stamp set (so pretty) and coordinating Leaflets Framlits (you can get them in a bundle and save 15%) and used Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, and Tangelo Twist for the leaves.  The greeting is cut using the Greeting Thinlits, Big Shot, and Mossy Meadow cardstock.  I added a piece of Gold Sequin Trim (I’m becoming addicted to this stuff) and a knot tied with the Blackberry Bliss 5/8” Striped Cotton Ribbon as the final touches.  To attach the decorative piece to the bag all I did was add several strips of Fast Fuse Adhesive and attached it to the bag, awesome!!

These bags are a pretty good size and can hold either some yummy candy treats, a couple of small candles (I have some fall scented votives that would be perfect and the scent may actually come through the bag for a little hint of the fun inside).  The colors and textures on this bag are so pretty and simple to pull together.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s project:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Leanne’s site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.
Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Tobe at The Craft Sea 
  2. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  3. Leanne at Literally My Joy
  4. Jennifer at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  5. Jenn at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  6. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  7. Bree at Craft-somnia Momma


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