Sunday, January 26, 2014

Valentine treat bag

3 Girl JAM

Hey there! I am sharing a project today using some fabulous 3 Girl Jam products, AND something I rarely do, it's not a card or a lay out or a little favor box, are you ready for it?
 How beautiful is this lace?  A fellow DT member shared this fabulous tutorial on how to make these lace flowers, check it out, you will be surprised how easy it is to get a gorgeous embellishment.
Here's what I ended up with.  I started with a plain muslin bag.

I used 3 different colors of alcohol ink bottles and just dropped them randomly over the dry bag.  I then soaked the bag with alcohol and rolled it up, squeezing it all over to help distribute the color a bit.  After about an hour I rinsed it out then laid it out to dry over night.
 The next day I got out one of my My Favorite Things stamp sets and some regular dye based ink pads and stamped away.
 I used hot glue to adhere the lace flowers to the bag as well as add the pearl centers.

Are you curious what I will do with it?  It contains Emily's Valentines day treats.  It holds a lot, she will be thrilled! 
 Isn't it pretty?  I SO love how it turned out, I'm proud of myself, I have been really intimidated by these bags and have gotten rid of quite a few over the years because I never knew what to do.
 I'm happy Julie sent me several in my dt package, these are fun!
Keep checking back for the lace, it will be in the store soon.


Donna K said...

Love, LOVE, L O V E how this turned out Marji, the bag is decorated beautifully and your lace flowers are so sweet. Beautiful. Happy Sunday!!

Lucy said...

This turned out fantastic! I love how muted the colors are. I also have looked at the bags and have been a little intimidated. I bought some small ones to "play" with. I figured at least if I mess it up, it's not such a big deal :-)

Jessica Buffa said...

You did marvelous Marji! Emily will love it!

Creative M said...

This is FABULOUS!!! Awesome job!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

TeresaK said...

Marji= this is so very pretty! I love the soft colors and really love the lace flower! Emily will be so excited to get her goodies in such a sweet bag!

Laura said...

I love it... it's great... look at you... stepping out...
Laura D.

Lynne said...

Much love, hugs, and friendship
aka Her Craftiness