November 8, 2013
Hey Daisies! it’s Mandy Koeppen here today to share a fun simple off the page project with you. I have to admit it’s been awhile since I’ve created anything that wasn’t a layout, card, tag, or minibook so I was a little rusty but once I got going I ended up with something pretty cute.
I created this thankful bag to put on the table for our Thanksgiving Feast in a couple weeks. I will be creating one for each of my very special guests since this year I will be surrounded by only the most special of the special people in my life (with a couple exceptions hmm since they can’t get on a plane to make the long journey)the ones I’m most thankful for. We have a tradition where everyone writes down what they are thankful for then we go around the table and share but I wanted to do something extra because my family has been thru so much this year and I wanted to tell each of my special people how thankful I am for them so these bags will contain a handwritten note, a photo of us together, and a small trinket.
The bags are really simple to create. I started out with one of the small brown bags I got in a kit awhile back. I cut the doily out of pattern paper and folded it in half. I cut the banner out of pattern paper then layered the doily and banner on the folded over top of the bag. Punched holes in the top then looped twine thru. I adhered the leaf leftover from the crop and some enamel dots. The tag I used the fab stencil from the November Main kit with some Heidi Swapp gold color shine mist. I poured s little bit of the mist onto my craft mat then dabbed a sponge brush into it and onto the stencil. Once the tag was dry I adhered the thickers and enamel dot. Done. See I told ya it was pretty simple.
I hope I’ve inspired you just a bit to take that leap off that page this week. Have a great weekend!