Monday, February 6, 2012

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Happy Monday crafty stampers ... hope you had a 'super' weekend!

Today's altered project was created for Artistic Outpost's "Shades of Red" blog challenge, using the "Typography" stamp set. I didn't use a LOT of red, but I think the red really pops against all the neutrals.

Here's a look-see at the interior pages of the card:

I used three vintage language vocabulary cards here, in French and German, tucking them under the gusset flap. An old library card pocket was covered in patterned paper and holds a distressed shipping tag.

Here's a look at the front and back covers:

And finally, the inserts:

If you'd like to give this paper bag card a home, it is available for purchase for $9.99 ... with free shipping to any U.S. address. Simply post a comment letting me know you're interested and I'll contact you.

I'm also entering this paper bag card into Lisa Somerville's "Blogger's Challenge." This weeks challenge is to "Alter It."

For the complete list of product used here, check out the Card Recipe, below.

Soooooo, Sheila might not like that I told you, (ooops!), but she's a terrible nail-biter. Her DH teases her mercilessly about it and, of course, it only causes her more stress ... and more biting.

While we were out shopping this weekend, we came upon a great deal on press-on nails. Sheila scooped up several boxes at a great price.

When we got back to her house, her DH spotted the pile of press-on nails:

"What's all this?" Ken asked.

"Oh, well, this is my latest solution to my nail-biting situation."

"Great idea, Honey ... you can eat 'em straight out of the box!"

Thanks so much for spending part of your very busy day with me!


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "True Black" by PTI; "Riding Hood Red" by Stampin' Up
  • Other Paper: Paper Bag by Uline; Corrugated Cardboard; Watercolor Paper by Fabriano
  • Patterned Paper: "Primitive Hearts" by Rusty Pickle; "Dictionary Thoughts" and "Cardboard Box" by Pebbles, Inc.
  • Stamps: "Love" Stamp by Tim Holtz for Stamper's Anonymous; Sentiment from 'Typography' Stamp Set by Artistic Outpost; Number Stamps by PSX; "Winged Heart," Unknown
  • Ink: Black Archival Ink by Ranger; "Gathered Twigs" Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
  • Accessories: Memo Pin by Tim Holtz; "Forevermore" Muse Token by Tim Holtz; Charm Clip by Tim Holtz; Journaling Tags and Adage Ticket by Tim Holtz; Seam Binding by Hug Snug; Key Charm, Unknown; Typewriter Word Key by K&Company; Metal-Edge Tag by Stampin' Up; Nostalgiques Sticker by Rebecca Sower; Vintage Library Card Pocket and Vintage Language Vocabulary Cards, Personal Collection
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Sizzix; Tag and Bookplate Die by Tim Holtz; Vintage Lace Die by Tim Holtz; Vintage Market Die by Tim Holtz; Circle, Brackets On the Edge Die by Tim Holtz; Rectangle, and Heart Dies by Spellbinders; Heart Punch and Ticket Corner Punch by Stampin' Up; Glossy Accents by Ranger
  • Finished Size: 6" x 12" (Opened)


Lisa Somerville said...

Fab altered Paper Bag Book, love all the added details! Thanks so much for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge and Artistic Outpost Shades of Red Challenge!

JanR said...

What fabulous projects! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Deedee Anderson said...

Wow, this is an incredible project! I really like the rich, vintage feel to it, and all the marvelous details you added. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown -- hope you'll join us again next week! :-)

Terry said...

Not too often do I look at a paper bag as an object of beauty, but I am today! Fabulous project with so many incredible details! Love this!

Chrissy D said...

Such a COOL project! Love the texture on this!

Davi said...

Fab altered paper bag album Deb!! Love all the details and tags ;)

Kat said...

what a great project,
you covered the heart theme perfectly,colours are great,
Thank you for joining in with this months challenge over at The Artistic Stamper creative team blog,
Kat X.

Holly said...

This is beautiful! I love the use of corrugated cardboard! Thanks for playing in the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge.

Paige said...

Fabulous project! Love the creativity! Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli!

I Don't Do Straight said...

WOW! lots of work here.... beautifully done :) Thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics this week :)

Linda said...

This is stunning and thank you for entering our challenge over at Gingerloft this time.

Linda xxx

monique said...

I love the vintage look of your card, it's really beautiful, thanks for playing at Smudgy antics

Hels Sheridan said...

ooohahhahaaaahhaaaaa... that guy has a grand sense of humour indeedily... that made me hoot! However, your art... made me SMILE... big! That book is gorgeous, stunning and sooooo special! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

~Lady B~ said...

I love the vintage vibe of your well-crafted paper bag card! Your card turned out amazing! Thanks for playing with smudgy antics this week:)

Chris said...

this is very cool!! love that you are blogging again!!

ike said...

Fabulous :-) Luv the story about the nails too. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :-)

Sharon said...

This is a fantastic creation - what a lot of work!!! Love the grungy vintage style feel to it - great elements and love all the detail!! Thanks so much for joining us at Art With No Boundaries for the first time - your work is amazing - hope you can join us next week for our new challenge!!

Anita Houston said...

How cool is this Deb!?! WOW! Now this is a CARD! I love the tags that nestle inside creative!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Fabulous project, good luck! At least the nails aren't fattening....maybe toxic, but zero fat calories! lol

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my gosh - peeing my pants over the nail biting thing... I have bitten my nails since I was very young. I've "quit" only 2-3 times in my life, and I'm currently on a hiatus. LOL It's SO HARD, so my heart goes out to her!
Your creations are gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at Art with no Boundaries! :)

Nikki Byrne said...

Awesome project, love the effect.Thank you for joining us at OSAAT challenge and hope to see you again. Hugs

Nikki DT

Leslie McGhee said...

So very nice and I can tell it was lots of work. Thanks so much for taking part in this week’s Love challenge on Come and Get it Challenge Blog.

Sandra said...

Very cool altered bag card!! I love all the extra's/embellishments, the tags and the colors. And those ribbons are so lovely! Really pretty!

Maria Matter said...

Hey Chickie, you've been featured at my linky party, Inspire Me Fridays!

Fabulous creation!!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A beautiful vintage card. I must admit I've never seen a card made with paper bags but this really works. Thank you for sharing this at Smudgy Antics this week and hope to see you back soon

Ellis said...

Wow, you really rocked with your card! =)
Thanks for joining us at Art with No Boundaries!
Hugs, Elenor

CTgirl said...

Impressive!! I really like your creation!
Thanks so much for joining us at the "All you need is Love" challenge at Art with No Boundaries.
Do visit us again!

blackdragon said...

So much work but so worth it!
Thank you for sharing with us at SMUDGY ANTICS this week.
BD x

Vicki Romaine said...

Awesome creations. Thanks for joining Art with No Broundaries.

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally gorgeous! Love the tags, cards, etc... so many great components here.