Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Celebrate spring!

Bek thought it would be fun to celebrate spring with a blog hop of some fresh and fun spring projects using our favourite spring-themed CHF stamps so welcome to my stop along the hoppity trail!

I love this little tulip girl from the Saturday Evening Post line, she's so sweet!

This is a super-fast project - a couple of score lines on a sealed envelope, selective colouring of the image, four eyelets to set and you're about done.

I followed the basic steps to make a bagalope (tutorial here if you want one) but left the top open and added eyelets and some twill tape handles to make a little gift tote. My envelope was a UK A5 size - I'm not sure how that translates for North America but it's the size you'd use if you folded a sheet of letter paper in half once. I just shredded some kraft wrap to make filling for the inside to protect a gift.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Tulip Girl (Saturday Evening Post line)
Birthday Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Ivory laid envelope
Kraft wrap

Copic markers
Extra large eyelets by We R Memory Keepers (antique brass)
Twill tape

Others hippety hopping a spring celebration are Julia, Kristine, Lisa, Sherrie and Bek, why not pay a visit for more spring fun? The Be Creative blog is on the trail too and the winners of the recent challenge will be announced there as well.

Thanks for dropping by!


Sherrie said...

This is so adorable Joanne! Clever and cute all wrapped into one fabulous bag....have a wonderful easter!

Janice said...

Love your little tulip girl baggie. Off to see the other projects!

Traceyr said...

Gorgeous as always Joanne. :)

Sue said...

So simple but very pretty - love the image.
Sue x

Kathy said...

oh, this is really sweet, Joannw. A lovely gift bag just right for an Easter treat!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Super cute gift bag! Love the tulip girl on it... just a sweet treat!

Unknown said...

FAB project, and the image is beautiful on there! I need to check out the instructions on how to make!


Jennifer Scull said...

what a very precious stamp! and she is so cute on the bag!
Happy Easter to you! :)

Marcy said...

Love how classic this looks with just a touch of color, Joanne. Such a darling image too!

Unknown said...

Absolutely darling Joanne! Love it!

Holly said...

How adorable is this? :-) Love how you kept it clean and simple - so perfect!!!

Candy said...

I really, really like what you did with the little tulip girl. This is the best I've seen her done.

Darlene said...

Adorable Joanne ... clever idea! Love this image and how you've colored it!
HAPPY EASTER my friend!!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Love the little tulip girl- this bagalope suits her perfectly :0)

Cathy said...

Very stamp!

Lisa Silver said...

Such a clever idea for an Easter treat, Joanne! I love the sweet little girl colored in just a few areas.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous little gift bag, love that image!

Gez Butterworth said...

I just love the ideas you come up with Joanne. Your working is always inspiring. Lovely to see another one of your gems. xx

Beth said...

Very simple and sweet Joanne. Love the tulip girl. Portrays all innocence. XX

Ann said...

Love that image--so sweet!