Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Your Gift is in the Bag!

Today's inspiration post features one of the new All Dressed Up launched this month.  I thought I would try something different this time... usually I make cards but I found a tutorial for a cute little gift bag on the Polkadoodles challenge site.  The image is My Little Flower girl and she's one of the new May releases and available at the All Dressed Up Etsy Store.
Now I have to tell you about a line of stamps I discovered.  The company is Printworks and they've got some fabulous stamps.  Not only stamps.. they carry inks, paper, ribbon, templates... tons of good stuff but I can't say enough about these stamps.  You can purchase them either mounted on a wood block or cling.  There's some images but I love, love, love the scripty sentiments.  I'm always on the hunt for the perfect sentiment and these are perfect.  I placed my order and had the stamps in no time at all.  Great communication and customer service too so be sure to check them out.Out of my new stash, I chose to use Your Gift is in the Bag which I thought went perfectly with the little gift bag.   I am so impressed with these stamps... deeply etched red rubber and they stamp clean and crisp.

Now, onto some snips of the new release... so cute!

               Just Married                          Mirror, Mirror

            To Have and to Hold                My Little Flower Girl
Be sure to pop on over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog for more inspiration from the team and while there, check out the latest challenge which has the theme Sewing - Faux or Real.
 Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters and be on the watch for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month.
Thanks for stopping by!
Image - All Dressed Up's My Little Flower Girl
Sentiment - Printworks Your Gift is in the Bag C4383
Dies - Spellbinder's Oval and Scalloped Oval; Memory Box's Fancy Blossoms
Paper - Imaginisce Baby Powder
Misc - Frantage, Pearls & Ribbon from my stash, Frantage
Kit & Clowder - Flowers
Bearly Mine- Flowers
QKR Stampede - Punches and/or dies (the flowers, hahaha... even a punch for the ribbon holes!)
Sentimental Sundays - Funky Flowers
Paper Minutes - Wedding
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


Chrissy said...

Your gift bag is fabulous Marilyn and love the sweet image on the front.Gorgeous colouring and the sentiment is perfect.


Sanja Grdinić said...

Cute from the outside, cute in the inside, I hope?
Lovely make, Marilyn. :)

Sue said...

Fab gift bag Marilyn..I have a couple of these digi's and I love them :) so cute ..huggles Sue xx

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Tracy said...

Awww this is really adorable Marilyn, i love the little tag xxx

jimlynn said...

She's precious just as I knew she would be! Love the little bag and that sentiment is great. Love that font!

Renee said...

Oh my! This is just too cute! I love the bag!

heidy said...

What a cute gift bag Marilyn!!
XXX Heidy

Craftyanny said...

Cute as a button Marilyn. Love the use of frantage, and your little tag is perfect
Anne x

Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous gift bag, so pretty. the image is adorable too and beautifully coloured.
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

How adorable Marilyn and what fabulously pretty paper to go with that sweet image!! xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Marilyn. I love the sweet image and pretty papers.
Sue xx

Nancy said...

GORGEOUS little bag, my friend! I'm so happy to hear that my gift is in it! ;o) Love what you've done with that sweet flower girl, and the tag is beautiful too! :o)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab image.xxx

Vivienne Holden said...

If this gorgeous gift bag doesn't get me using my Frantage Marilyn, nothing will! Your colouring of the Little Flower girl is immaculate.
Hugs Viv x

Cathy P. said...

Love this gift bag, Marilyn! Such a cute image (love your coloring and the headband in her hair) and the sentiment is to die for! I think I may have to do a little shopping . . . but then, you have enabled me before!! Hugs, Cathy xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Ohhhhhhh, full-on sweetness. I really love how you used Fran-tage on the flowers.

Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous! Love the sentiment too! I haven't forgot about you and the stamps, so tell me what your $$ limit is on postage so I know when to stop adding them to the box! hehe I need to know really as I am almost ready to mail them to you.
Love your cards and enjoying the humor.
Hugs Kelly

Rita Edwards said...

Your gift bag is so beautiful! I really love how your paper's little flowers and the added flowers match so well. And your coloring is beautiful of this sweet little girl. Xxx

Shary said...

Gorgeous little gift bag marilyn. I love all the sentiment stamps you use xx

karalschuknecht said...

Oh such a cute card, the coloring is beautiful, and the embellishments are great. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Punches/Dies." Come back to join us again and good luck.
Karal QKR Stampede DT

Clay - Scrap - Kreativ .blogspot.de said...

How sweet is that! I love the Fran-tage! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede! Hugs, Susanne.

Heike said...

gorgeous...I think the bridal couple would enjoy this bag :)

xxx Heike

coops said...

beautiful gift bag marilyn.gorgeous sweet image and i love your pretty colours ;D

xx coops xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty decorated gift bag you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this month well of “Flowers”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)