Painted Blooms Work of Art Bag o'Thanks

Painted Blooms Work of Art MidnightCrafting StampinUp Box bag set
Painted Blooms Work of Art - Bag in a Box Card Set
The schools are hosting Open House this week. Its still fundraising time, so I'm donating a couple of card making kits, and this little bag of Thank You note cards to the Raffle for my son's school. Its a mash-up inspired by Chaki Haverstick's Satchel Purse set, and loosely following this great Bag in a Box tutorial by Caroline Hallett.

I used the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper and, while it does coordinate with Blackberry Bliss, I used Rich Razzleberry for the accent cardstock. There are six note cards and embellished envelopes in this little bag, with a cute tag to gift the note cards or to fill the bag with something else, or to use entirely on another gift altogether! Choices!! lol
Painted Blooms Work of Art MidnightCrafting StampinUp Box bag set

I wanted a different size than the cute little handbag Caroline makes, so I used a Rich Razzleberry cardstock base of 6"x 2.5" and two pieces of Designer Series Paper, one 4"x 12" and one 4" x 8". The handles are 1"x 12" of cardstock, with a cute little Antique Brads (lucky to get 4 each in a pack!) to accent the handles. I also used my White Stampin' Chalk Marker to add some faux stitching dots to the handles. For the trim on the base I used a 3/4" strip punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch, and the top trim is a 3/4" strip punched using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. Sticky Strip holds this dainty piece together.
Painted Blooms Work of Art MidnightCrafting StampinUp Box bag set
Painted Blooms Work of Art MidnightCrafting StampinUp Box bag set


I used the same layout, roughly, as Chiaki did on her card sets, but I used the Work of Art stamp set to add the sentiments, and the flowers are from the Occasions Catalog stamp set Mothers Love. I stamped them in Blackberry Bliss.

Painted Blooms Work of Art MidnightCrafting StampinUp Box bag set
Cards 1 -3 of the set
Painted Blooms Work of Art MidnightCrafting StampinUp Box bag set
Embellished Envelopes
Painted Blooms Work of Art MidnightCrafting StampinUp Box bag set
Cards 4-6 of the set

The tag for the bag is made using the Scalloped Tag Topper, the Artisan Label Punch, and the Bitty Butterfly Punch. I made the DSP open up so you can add a note. I used yellow to accent the set, 1/4" Cotton Ribbon in Daffodil Delight, and the tag uses some Sale-A-Bration Thick Bakers Twine in Hello Honey. 
Painted Blooms Work of Art MidnightCrafting StampinUp Box bag set

Painted Blooms Work of Art MidnightCrafting StampinUp Box bag set


It all came together well, don't you think? A nifty little gift set. 
Happy Crafting! 
-Angie 
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