Wednesday, June 19, 2013



Happy Wednesday, peeps!  I love going away for a few days, but it really messes up one’s routine….I still feel like I am behind!  But it was nice to see my dad for Father’s Day.

My project today is for City Crafter Challenge blog, which is “Clean and Neutral”, based on this photo:

as well as The Kraft Journal’s Make it Monday, which is to use felt, twine or burlap.  I just received my new SU goodies, and these Tag a Bag gift bags were in there!  I used my new Chalk Talk stamp set and framelit to make a gift bag and tag, and I added some “felt” leaves cut with the Autumn Accents Bigz die:


The felt is actually a remnant piece of that vintage-y “warm” quilt batting (can’t remember the actual name of it) that I have been pushing around my craft room for a while!  I’ve tied the leaves with linen thread.  Now, remember this is to be clean and simple, so there’s not a lot of fuss to this project, but I did do a wee bit of stamping….can you see the tree line from Lovely as a Tree stamped along the bottom of the bag?


I also love that there are little “hole” dies to use to cut out, well, holes, in the top of the Chalk Talk tag….and in this case, the bag too.  I did find that they sort of jump around on my new magnetic plate (which is pretty awesome).  Apparently the plate is not a solid magnet, but pieces of magnet.  So the little itty bitty hole piece “jumps” until it is on top of a magnet.  It’s a little challenging, but I finally got it to stay still long enough to run it through the Big Shot!!!  I used the Natural burlap trim to tie the bag together:


I can’t wait to play around with this Chalk Talk set some more!

Here’s a pic of my dad and me:


He really does smile sometimes!!!!  And a sweet little photo of Miss Cassidy as well:


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Sharon W. said...

LeAnne, you really did a great job dressing up that kraft bag. It looks wonderful!
I hope you get back into your routine, and if I haven't said before, the new blog header is fabulous!
hugs, sharon w.

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hi LeAnne! That's a gorgeous gift bag, you've altered it beautifully. I love the tree stamping. It's so subtile. Sweet photo of Cassidy! Hugs and happy day, Wendy

Wendy AppleApricot said...

And then I totally forgot to say: "Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week." Lol. So, thanks :)

Pursuit of Stampiness - Calgary, Canada said...

Dear LeAnne, what a beauty! Love the tag. And the bag to go with it is just perfect! I just browsed again through so many of your cards and you keep surprising me with your talent of putting beauty on a 4x6 :) card. Love it!

Inky hugs, P:)

Katherine Fiander said...

Hi LeAnn, Love what you did with this bag. I had no problem picking out Lovely as a Tree lol. Keep it up I love getting the inspiration.

Charlene said...

Perfect LeAnne!!!! I love the Chevron bag!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

Bev Gomez said...

Ha LeAnne, I have that bag set and here it sits on my desk and part of it on the floor. You made it look so pretty and love the pics of you and your Dad. How sweet and be sure to cherish the moments with him. Hugs, Bev

Allisa said...

Love the felt leaves and your subtle row of trees!

Kara said...

Such pretty tone on tone neutrals!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is absolutely lovely LeAnnel. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Ros Crawford said...

Such a lovely dressed up bag ... and I love seeing your photos ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Nailed these challenges, LeAnne! That bag is soooo pretty. Love the subtly stamped trees. :)

Cute family pics, too! Hope all is well with you, my PA neighbor. :)

Maria said...

Cute bag with sweet touch of the quilt batting and lovely tag!

Lynn said...

What a lovely gift bag and tag. I love the subtle stamping on the bag and the monochromatic tag. Very classy. Thanks for joining us at the Kraft Journal with this project.