My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Re-Purposed Bag

Hi Everyone,

If you are thinking you recognize this bag, like it looks like one from that famous, overpriced lingerie store, you would be correct!

These bags are way too nice to just throw away, yet I don't want to advertise for Vicky after I have given her my money, so I thought I would re purpose it into a Christmas gift bag. (My husband laughed and rolled his eyes at the word "re purposed"..."Is that what it's being called now?"...Well, yes. In the crafting world it is.)

I thought the row of ornaments from the Christmas Potpourri set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff would be prefect for this idea. I colored them in with 2 different pink markers, added a couple of layers and did some fake stitching with a zig zag stamp. And, because this has the stitching on it, I'm linking this over at Practical Scrappers for their challenge this week.

I then sprayed the image with spray adhesive, and sprinkled it with stamping glitter.

Voila! Cute, and most importantly, free bag!
Just so you know, you can win a free digital stamp set in a contest that Lindsay is having over at her group, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. So, if you are a member of My Grafico or join there, pop over to Lindsay's and check it out!

That's it for now, thanks for the drop in and hope your day is sparklin' good!
Details not listed above-Paper: Bazill, Office Max, Markers & Ink: Stampin Up, Bic Mark-Its, Marvy Markers, Glitter: JoAnn's, Zig Zag stamp: Kelly Panacci Borders


TannyP said...

Beautiful, Karin! What a wonderful way to create beauty and recycle =) I love all the glitter...and that digi is lovely - especially all pink'd up!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Wow! love this good luck at PS! I hve some stitching stamps too, I never combined them with my digis but you can bet I will now!

Lynn Hayes said...

So very cute - and such a clever idea! Just great.

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Super cute! Love the idea and the sparkle!

Debsg said...

Great card. Never thought of using glitter with spray adhesive. TFS

Lynn said...

Your row of sparkly ornaments makes this delightful gift bag perfect for any Christmas gift!!

Beautiful work with this repurposed bag!!

Blessings to you this Thanksgiving, my cyber friend!

Nancy said...

Love love love it!!!

Loretta Rodger said...

Great way to recycle, love the glitter!

Sherri said...

What a beautiful way to go green!!

Christine Meyer said...

This is great! I love the ornaments, the glitter, and the stitching! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

PenLight said...

Beautiful sparkle, great idea. Wow!!

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