Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Simon's Just Magnolia Project Challenge! You could win $50!

paper-bag-topper It's time for our second monthly challenge over on Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge blog. This month the challenge was set by the uber talented Rach, to alter a paper bag. Before I forget, do pop across to our Just Magnolia Tutorial Blog - Debby has done a fabulous tutorial on how she 3D's her stamped images, Definitely not to be missed!!


The prize is a whopping $50 kindly supplied by Simon Says Stamp to spend in their store. So what are you waiting for, get yer thinking caps on girls.paper-bag-5

When I first saw the challenge I balked (I'm such a scaredy cat lol) but can honestly say that I loved making this project and already have requests for lots more!! What a brilliant challenge Rach. I am really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. The bags are available from craft shops places or you can visit your friendly pharmacy and beg a bag off them lol.paper-bag-6

I got a bit carried away with the flower theme here (told you I loved making this project). I used the delish papers from MME Bloom and Grow 6 x 6 paper pack that I picked up from The Papermill Shop (must go and get some more - a girl has to have her spares right?!?!)paper-bag-4

The sentiment on the front and on the left inside page are from the Simon Says Stamp "You make the flowers smile" set, the other sentiments are computer generated (thanks Mr Google!!) and the images are all from the Magnolia Summer Kit (their best stamps yet I think).
Once I had started on the flower/garden theme (I got carried away remember lol) I decided to make a little pouch to slip some seed packets in to go inside the bag.

A peek insidepaper-bag-7

The back and front (sorry for all the photo’s, I couldn’t decide which ones to post lol)paper-bag-8

Last one, promisepaper-bag-9

I've had quite a few requests to show how I make the "tickets" - so for those that asked here's a few quick pics for you.


Stamps: Magnolia Summer Kit, Simon Says Stamp You Make the Flowers Smile
Papers: MME Bloom & Grow pack
Tools: Nestabilities, Stampin Up Ticket Corner, 5 Petal and 1/4" round punches, Bosskut Leaf Flourish Die from Create4Fun, EK Success Binding Edge punch,
Embellies: Bee charm, pearl brad and prima flowers from The Hobby House

Thanks for stopping by,

I hope you will join us for the Magnolia Stamps challenge!!


BLOG CANDY ALERT!! Comment here to let Bev know what you think of her darling project and Friday we will draw a winner for a Simon says Stamp suprise pack! Loads of goodies delivered right to your door! Over $50 retail value!



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  1. This is just gorgeous! Bev's talent never ceases to amaze me. I love everything about this project - the papers, colors, layouts. It's just perfect.

  2. I absolutely adore this projects of Bev's. It is just gorgeous!!

  3. This is adorable!!! Glad you snapped all the piccies because that shows us rookies how to do it, lol. Love how Bev coloured that precious image, the blonde hair is perfect!! The coordination of papers, images and sentiment couldn't be better. Safe to say, I think it's fab!!

  4. Bev - Big Talent!!! It's fantastic...

  5. I love to see all the pics. I can't believe how easy it is to make the ticket.Thanks for sharing all the goodness, ms.cheryl

  6. Bev,

    I love your work. Its always so detailed and very inspiring. Great tip for making tickets.


  7. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH where I where do I find a paper bag here :( I wanna play tooo gotto see if I can make it without the paperbag ;)
    Gorgeouss work BEV!!
    hugs Ria

  8. Well MAGNOFICANT card and so very RICH !!! loved it

  9. I love Bev's paper bag. It's totally beautiful in this summer colors.

  10. Bev's creations are always stunning,this project is just amazing and what a happy treat for an avid gardener!

  11. This is absolutely wonderful....and has definately inspired me to have a go at this challenge.

  12. It´s amazing!!! It´s such a gorgeous work, beautiful papers, lovely colours and fab colouring and all that extra something that makes Bevs creations so stunning! It´s just perfect!

    Great with all pics, to see how it´s done!


  13. This is gorgeous!!! Love the bright fab colors! And I so love the sentiments. =)
    Hugs, SannaS

  14. great idea ! :) and beautiful card :)

  15. Vicki (kraftykatz)July 15, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    This is stunning Bev.So creative.Just wish I could have a bit of your talent.

    Vicki (kraftykatz)

  16. wow just stunning, fantastic papers too
    Mina xxx

  17. This is just gorgeous! Bev's talent is fantastic. I love everything about this project - the papers, colors, layouts. It's just perfect Hugs Julie x

  18. WOW bev,
    your Work is really amazing!!
    Great Image and so friendly Colors!


  19. wow Bev you did a wonderful job, I love it

  20. Gorgeous as usual Bev. And great tutorial too! Thanks.

    S x

  21. I saw this fabulous altered bag earlier and it is fabulous ! The DT have made some awesome creations ! fab tutorial by Debby too :-)

    lorraine x x x

  22. What a fantastic use for a paper bag ! I saw all the DT's creations with their paper bags and they are all amazing. I love the papers you have used on yours Bev. Fabby tutorial too Debby - way to go girl !


    Jo x

  23. Definitely inspirational!!! Very nicely colored and put together!

  24. The card is gorgeous! Such a great idea. And I really love the colors.

  25. I am passed the words of amazed at the work Bev does
    Margaret SC

  26. I am in awe of Bev. Her work is sooooo fabulously, deliciously fantastic! Such a talented lady and soooo nice too! The paper bag project is cool! Keep 'em coming!

  27. Love the card, the colours so compliment themselves - Bev you have such an eye and such talent. Also love the Magnolia stamp she's gorgeous

  28. I think it is fantastic! Thank you for sharing your work, I just love the colours and your ideas!

  29. I love this paper bag card. The colors are so yummy. Love the little bee charm too. Someone will be really lucky to receive this special gift.


  30. This is as always another fantastic creation from Bev

    Beautiful papers and image. Colouring brilliant and ebellies galore!

    Suzanne x

  31. thanks for the tutorial on the tickets -- that's just awesome!

  32. Amazing project, who would believe there was a little old brown paper bag beneath that work of art. Gorgeous images and papers, love the colours and sentiments used.
    Sam x

  33. These are just the cutest stamps ever, especially for summer, and what you did with the coloring, paper choices, flowers and ribbon were just perfect for the complete package...it couldn't have been better. I loved it!!!!!

  34. hello Bev, you always put me to shame with your pieces!! they are always so gorgeous! it shows all the love you put in each of them..


  35. I love it! Bev did an amazing job! How adorable and beautiful. Thanks for your lovely work, Bev!

  36. Okay, I knew I saw a paper bag card somewhere. I made one...my very first and I was inspired by the beautiful card that posted here. My card isn't nearly as cute but I love the way it turned out. Take a peek if you like...


    Thanks for the inspiration!

  37. Tis is just SO adorable! I wanna be as good as Bev when I grow up..LOL! I have yet to see a project done by Bev that wasn't beautiful! This one is perfect!



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