Tuesday, March 19, 2013

IHP DT Challenge-Playing Favorites

Today is our final i {heart} papers design team challenge. The DT isn’t going anywhere—you can still find us sharing projects on our blogs and on IHP’s Pinterest board on a regular basis—but we’ll no longer be doing a monthly themed challenge. Since it’s the end of our monthly challenges, we’re revisiting some of our favorite past challenges for today’s projects. I went way back and chose to revisit February 2009’s challenge to use Christmas papers for a non-Christmas project.

I’ve gotten a lot of use out of my Doodlebug Design North Pole Collection Kit (on sale NOW! along with all other 12x12 collection kits, by the way . . .) and not just for holiday projects. Many of the prints and patterns in the kit work beautifully for other types of projects, too. Here, I made a little treat package using a strip of patterned paper from the collection kit and a patterned glassine bag, plus some Paper Smooches stamps. Around here, our annual state testing “season” is winding down—just in time for spring break!—so I made a little treat package to encourage a young test taker. These little glassine bags are perfect for holding all kinds of goodies! They’re a new addition to the Pebbles line, created by Amy Locurto, one of the super talented bloggers I got to hang out with at a blogger event last summer.

I stamped the pencil and worm images from the Smarty Pants set on a white cardstock circle and colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers. I stamped the apple on a scrap of cardstock, colored it, and cut it out, then used a small dimensional dot to attach it to the panel on top of the worm image. I filled the blue dotted bag with a few Hershey’s Nuggets and folded the top over, then adhered the image panel on top. I cut a notch at the bottom of a strip of patterned paper from the North Pole Collection kit, then added a strip of yellow striped washi tape down the center for some contrast. I slipped the paper strip underneath the folded portion of the bag and secured it all with some adhesive.

To finish it off, I stamped the “great job” sentiment from the Good Gab set on a golden yellow strip and added it to the bag with a green button, tied with some neon green twine, to anchor it. The Smarty Pants set I used for the image panel has a “great job” sentiment, too, but I wanted a larger, longer version to fit my design, so I went with the one from Good Gab instead.

Don’t miss what the rest of the IHP team has created for this month’s challenge using challenges from the past. Here’s where to find them:
Materials Used: 
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Smarty Pants and Good Gab stamp sets, Crafter's Companion ultra smooth premium white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers (GB1, GB2, GB4, GB6, CG1, CG2, CG4, CR1, CR2, CR4, CR8, BT1, BT2, FS2, IG2, IG4, IG6), Doodlebug Design North Pole Collection Kit, Pebbles blue dotted glassine bag, My Mind’s Eye yellow washi tape, Hemptique neon cord, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Green Galore and So Saffron cardstock (Stampin' Up!); green button


  1. This is adorable! What a cute little bag. And I love that little worm and how you colored him.

  2. This is so fun Lori!! I was almost going to use my Xmas paper, too. Love what you did.

  3. What a cute little gifty! I'm sure that test taker will do a great job ;)

  4. How awesome are you to make something for one of your students? And this is just adorable - love the washi tape against the green. Fabby!


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