Friday, August 16, 2013

Prima: School Memories Collection {Altered Gift Bag}

Good morning! How has your week been? Busy, busy here...blueberry picking continues and this morning I'm picking up my order of baby chickens (yes, not only do I hatch babies myself, but I also enjoy ordering them through the mail!) this morning and just can't wait :). We recently had a wolf get into our chicken house and take our two biggest hens, and with being down to 19 chickens (8 of which are babies)- it was time to supplement the house before winter comes. So 14 little fuzzies will be joining them!

Anyways, back to business, right? I'm here to share with you a project that was on the Prima blog a little while back. Using the new School Memories collection, I altered this cute wooden gift bag that I purchased for almost nothing from a craft store.

"Altered Wooden Gift Bag"
This collection is gorgeous- and works well for non-school related projects too. I covered all sides of this bag with this "Teacher Talk" paper and then sanded down the edges with sandpaper. 

I've added a touch of masking using one of the new Finnabair Elementals stencils (doily). The resin frame was touched up with the "Blue Jay" chalk edger from Ingvild Bolme.

There are a ton of cute embellishments with this collection. I've used some of the School Memories Tickets & Tags, 1" Flair Buttons, and Wood Icons.

Products Used:

846145- School Memories Collection "Teacher Talk"
569556- School Memories Tag Me Tickets and Tags Set
569600- School Memories Wood Icons
569532- School Memories 1" Flair Buttons
570019- Resin Frames
891060- Liquid Chalk Edger "Blue Jay"
960551- Elementals 6.5"x7.25" Stencil
571290- Olivia
571696- Lil Missy
571702- Lil Missy
571757- Abbey
571818- Abbey
571610- Audrey

Have a great Friday! See you back here tomorrow :)

17 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous transformation!! Love all your details and beautiful ribbon! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Sandi Clarkson said...

So gorgeous! Loving all the sweet details!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Goodness this is so lovely! A gift in itself!! :D

Romy said...

Oh, this turned out lovely! I love your use of colours and that cute resin frame.

Irina Gerschuk said...

So elegant!!! Love the colors and all the details)))

Brenda said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it!!

Zeneva said...

Totally gorgeous! Love the colours.

Lizzyc said...

All the best with your little fuzzies! Chickens make great pets.. my kids used to carry them in their shirts and ride their bikes with them and do all sorts of things with the poor things.. they got so quiet!! Your tag is amazing.. so much detail on it.. a mini masterpiece..

Lizzy Hill said...

Hope the chickens arrive happy & intact! And your OTP is delicious...double bow! Double bow!! Love 'em:)):))))

pattyo said...

Love how you altered this wooden bag. So pretty. I admire you that you raise chickens and do canning. It's nice to know people still enjoy the basic things in life.

sandi said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!

Davi said...

Awesome altered bag Erin!! I love the big blue bow and how you added the texture and resin, really pretty!! Bummer about the wolf! I love chickens they always run to greet me and have the most lovely little clucking noises when they are safe and content ;)Have a Great weekend.

Laurie LaRiviere said...

just beautiful!! so happy to be back here, missed your blog while on vacation :) xo

Bente Fagerberg said...

Soo pretty,..and those flowers,...swoon..<3

Adriana B said...

beautiful and divine :)

Sande said...

Oh I always wanted baby chicks but doubt they would be happy as apartment dwellers at the beach.

Your project is gorgeous. All the attention to details...just amazing. Lovely colors.

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow this is a colourful delight!! Sounds like fun times your side!