Saturday, September 21, 2013

Catered Crop: Pack it Up

This week's challenge from Catered Crop is to "Pack It Up" - focus on the packages; the tags, the bows, the treat boxes - any fun thing to give a little treat to someone.

I have a fun new toy that works perfectly for this challenge.  It is a Card Hanger Die from Laurie Willison over at Soapbox Creations.

Christmas Bag Close

Can you tell what this die does? It's a fantastic little creation that allows you to decorate a gift bag with a card!!

Christmas Bag on Swing

Because this card hangs on the gift bag - it can be more dimensional than usual so I finally got to use a bow die!  Think of all the fun things you could put on a card if it were actually the bag decoration! Here's the card by itself (it really is a card!)

A Merry Little Christmas

Laurie has three designs of these bag hangers and a great video to give you two ways to use it.  

(I think I'm going to invest in a large supply of brown paper gift bags!!)

I hope you all decide to play along.  I don't do much packaging - I have a number of dies for treat boxes and tags but they just don't come out often.  I would love to be inspired by what you create!!
  • Stamps: Technique Tuesday Jingle All the Way
  • Paper: Basic Gray 25th & Pine 6x6 pad, Stampin' Up Cameo Coral
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy
  • Accessories: Card Hanger die from Soapbox Creations, Neat & Tangled sequins, May Arts twine, Simon Says Stamp Perfect Bow die, Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Ladybug Assortment, Papertrey Ink Holly Jolly die (mistletoe0

21 comments:

Quip1320 said...

OMG!!!!! I love this card. I had to share it with my mom it is so amazing! WOW!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Happy Dance said...

This is a brilliant card! I so love this design! Really great font on the sentiment, sweet bow, and that touch of twine is absolutely perfect!!! And in my world, you can never go wrong with a dash of sequins. Super!!! Bev

Linda McClain said...

Oh My! That's perfection. I love everything about the card - all the little touches. And that card-hanger die - what a brilliant idea.

cm said...

Gorgeous card, Kim - absolutely gorgeous! And paired withe the bag: this is a gift in itself, never mind what's inside! LOVE the packaging!! Beautiful, inspiring. Off to look at Laurie's card hanger dies; you've showcased their potential wonderfully!
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Kristi Schurr said...

Hi Kim!
Your card is gorgeous! You do CAS like no other! I absolutely adore the card hanger idea! What an awesome way to use your card as a decoration and include it as part of this gift.

Alycia said...

What an AWESOME idea! Going to use this. :)

Tenia Nelson said...

OMG, girl!!! Well dern....this ROCKS!!!! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely stunning Kim, I love your clean design and now I am off to go shopping for the BG paper and TT stamps you used!!

Lisa said...

Pretty design Kim, love your bow!! It looks great with Laurie's scalloped card hanger!!

Kim Heggins said...

Too cute...love it!

Jen W. said...

Okay, I really gotta get me one of those! Love the paper you used on the bag and that bow paired with the long twine bow is fabulous!

Hannelie said...

Oh that piece of twine just add so much to this card!

Hannelie said...

Oh that piece of twine just add so much to this card!

Bobby said...

I love the way you added the twine to the bow, and the holly.

Shannon J said...

Such a cool idea for a die! The ribbon along the side decorated with the twine bow is so pretty. Love that sentiment too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Isn't Laurie's bag hanger die just the best? One of those forehead-slapping, "why didn't I think of that" inventions! Your card is drop-dead gorgeous, Kims!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the bow!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous card to decorate this bag! Love the twine treatment and that gorgeous bow!

Lindsey said...

Love it! This card is so fantastic and the die is the perfect way to show it off.

Marjolein said...

Such a great idea!!
Love the way you used it on that paper bag!
Bye,

Marjolein