Tuesday, November 20, 2012

IHP DT Challenge--Hopping with Technique Tuesday

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Welcome to i heart papers' November design team challenge! This month, we're teaming up with some of the girls from the Technique Tuesday team for a combined hop featuring Technique Tuesday's stamps and i {heart} papers' products.  You can browse the Technique Tuesday category of the ihp store here.

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My project uses the Technique Tuesday THX Seal set to dress up a mini brown paper bag. It’s the perfect size for wrapping up a gift card and I'll be giving a few of these as gifts during the holiday season. The bag is available in several different patterns, which are all fun on their own, but I decided it would be even more fun with some added embellishments.

After putting the gift card inside, I folded the bag over to close it, adding half of a white paper doily underneath the folded part. A piece of hemp twine is wrapped around the bag to keep it closed. I cut notches in the ends of a piece of red faux suede ribbon and layered a piece of red dotted paper with matching notched ends over that, then set the strips on the bag. The circle seal image is stamped in red ink and layered on a scalloped circle panel with dimensional dots. The circle is set over the layered strip. The mixing and matching of different textures really adds a nice, personal touch to the bag.

Our designers are sharing lots of inspiration using Technique Tuesday stamps and ihp products!

our Technique Tuesday guests:
the ihp design team:
Materials Used: from i {heart} papers: Technique Tuesday THX seal stamp set, Whisker Graphics kraft middy bag, Tsukineko Memento Lady Bug ink, Lily Bee Design Christmas Cheer Tiny Tablet, May Arts red faux suede ribbon, Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimming natural hemp twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

 Other: Real Red and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); circle and scalloped circle dies (Spellbinders); paper doily (Hobby Lobby)


  1. Love this idea, Lori! The doily really dresses these up, and I love love love this color combo!

  2. The bag paper is so unique and red and kraft are fabulous together.

  3. Love this idea! Great way to dress up the bag!

  4. What a cute gift bag! Love the doily~!

  5. Sweet idea, Lori!
    I really like the embellishments you used, too!

  6. Wow, this really does dress up a simple bag. This looks like a million bucks now!!


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