Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sugar Crash Blog Hop and Crop


WELCOME!
You are on the CardSwaps Sugar Crash Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Christy Croll's blog. The fabulous Christy from Tiddly Inks who is also one of our guest designers on the hop. If you didn't arrive from Christy's Tiddly Inks blog then you need to head back to the beginning which is Lora's blog. You won't want to miss anything.

There are 16 stops along the hop.Why should you hop along to them all? Well because each stop is loaded with inspiration to get your holiday mojo crafting juices flowing. You might also find a free digital image or sketch to pick up along the way as well. Also each host is offering a prize to one random winner who leaves a comment on their blog. So please be sure to leave a comment on each to let the host know you were there. For my prize I am offering the new...
Die Cuts With A View Winter Printed Combo MatStack
To qualify for a chance to win my prize you must leave a comment by 11:59pm CST November 6th. Be sure to check back here on the 7th when the winner will be posted...it could be YOU!

You are also invited to participate in the Sugar Crash Crop at CardSwaps, too. There are 10 challenges to be posted over the next 3 days (November 4-6, 2010) and EVERY challenge will have a winner. What’s the prize, you ask? A paper crafts book from CardMaker Magazine!! PLUS, one lucky crop participant will win a card making kit that makes 50 cards!!!! It’s very cool… you MUST play along. And if that is not enough...there will be games to play daily too! Hope to see you over at the crop which you can find HERE.

Now on to my project that I am showcasing! The theme for the hop and crop is Sugar Crash which means a holiday theme with lots of glitter, glam, shimmery , glitzy things!!! I decided to make a paper bag purse that would hold Christmas goodies such as candy or maybe some packages of hot chocolate. It's a simple quick project to make and would be perfect to give to friends or coworkers filled with home baked cookies or candy!


I totally glitzed my project up with all kinds of shimmer and glitter. Here are the supplies I used:
Printed Paper is by Heidi Grace Designs
Cardstock is Bazzill's Shimmer Gemstones
Image is by Digital Delights, colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and I used some Stickles to make the snow shimmer
Snowflake Dies are by Cuttlebug and embellished up with rhinestones.
Other tools used are Spellbinders circle Nestabilities and SU's tag punches
Purse handle is shimmery ribbon by Offray.
I used a white lunch paper bag instead of the brown as I thought it looked nicer for my theme. Check your local party store for other colors!

Side view:





Back view:

Open view:

You can find full instructions and tutorial HERE on how to make your own paper bag purse.

Christmas has always been a favorite time of the year for me. There is something magical about the holiday. One of the things I always enjoyed was making fudge with my mother. We would make several batches and make packages up to give to friends and family. I shared that tradition with my daughter and the past few years my son has joined in on the yearly Christmas fudge making. A favorite in this household is peanut butter fudge. I think the paper bag purses will be perfect for delivering batches of fudge to friends and family this year!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here along the hop and I hope my project inspires you to try it. One last reminder before you hop on:
You have until 11:59PM CST, November 6, 2010, to post your comment on the blogs on the hop (that includes mine, please! Everyone that comments on my blog will be entered in to the drawing for a prize from me. In addition, if you want to participate in the challenges for the Sugar Crash Crop go check it out after the blog hop and upload your completed projects by 11:59PM CST, November 8, 2010. There are prizes to win there, too!

Now on to your next stop which is the fabulous Diana!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over at the crop too!

Blog Hop Stops:
Lora
Carolyn King (guest designer)
Meredith
Ashley
Christy Croll (Tiddly Inks - guest designer)
Susie - YOU ARE HERE
Diana
Jane
Traci (guest cardmaker)
Angelina
Tami Mayberry (guest designer)
Irina
Ana
Margaret
Natalie (Chi Chi Memories - guest designer)
Laura

58 comments:

Lori said...

Oh my gosh Susie!! This is AWESOME! I love the idea of the paper bag purse and the papers and colors you used are FANTASTIC! Thanks for the link to the tutorial, I'm definitely heading over there to check it out!

Jennie said...

Cute purse!!! Just love the dp on this too.

Pammie Kay said...

This purse is too cute! And easy looking. Would you like my address so you'll know where to send the fudge? Thanks for sharing

Irina Pljasova said...

I love your project!

femke said...

hi susan,

you made a fabulous giftbag!!!

greetings femke

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

So cute! I love that it all started with just a paper sack! Thanks for sharing.

Intruderlady said...

what a lovely project. love bling! thanks for sharing!

Thea said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE the paper purse idea. And the fact that it's made from a paper bag is even better! And fudge inside is better yet!! What a great gift idea. I am so glad I had a chance to stop by here...

Carolyn King said...

THAT is adorable!!! Beautiful bag Susan!

scrapdaworld said...

Hi there! Can I send you my addy to get a bag'o fudge?? lol! I loved this idea and viewed the tut on it.. I will try this! This will be a great gift for my co-workers. Im still thinking about the fudge, though! Thanks for sharing!

Ms. Jen said...

What a fabulous idea. I"m gonna steal this one. I love baking for my neighbors. That snowman is just the cutest.

Cassie_lu said...

cute littel winter purse gift bag

Diana said...

Very pretty purse. TFS and God Bless.

Diana
http://b4ustamp.blogspot.com

Leezer said...

Clever idea. Just love the DP and the card candy! Love it!

Kathy H said...

Love the purse bag!!!! Glad you have a link to make it ;)

Kathy said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing!
kmgillon at yahoo dot com

jean said...

What a great idea for a gift bag. Here's a bonus - if you get your white bag from a bakery - it will smell like donuts!!!!

Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I will have to go back and look at some of your other blogs when finished with the crop.

nanavf said...

What a great result from a simple start. I would never have guessed it was a paper bag! Thanks for sharing the instructions. I have granddaughter who love to make things with paper bags. You talking about fudge reminds me that my mother used to make a candy with dates and pecans. She cooked it to a "soft" point, then poured it out and let it cool a bit. Then she rolled it up and wrapped it with a damp cheese cloth and stored it in the fridge. It never lasted very long. Does that recipe sound familiar to anyone who would be willing to share?

Teresa said...

Your purse bag is just darling, Susan. What a way to make your homemade treats extra special for the holidays!

ma said...

Oh wow, this is such a great project! No more boring plates to load with goodies for me!!! My son and I are *so* going to case this idea!!! Thank you!

BCG said...

OH! I love this!!! I have wanted to make one of these... This would be an excellent Christmas gift bag... Hmmm.... it would be an excellent project for Brownies, too. :)

joanne said...

Love your bag all decorated so nicely that I want to make a bunch of these!! Going to see your tutorial right now.

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Simply lovely, Susie! :) I love the colors.

Mary B. said...

Susie, you have turned me to a life of crime...I just became a purse snatcher! I have a bunch of white lunch sacks and this will be a perfect way to use them! Thank you so much for sharing the idea, inspiration, talent and fudge making tradition (peanut butter fudge is my favorite too)! Perhaps you can bring some when I am behind bars for purse snatching??!!LOL..Thanks again!

GeminiJen said...

Hi Susan, This time I remembered to leave a comment. :)
The purse is FABULOUS!! So cute.

Aunt T said...

Great project!

Teresa

Janice W. said...

Hi Susan, or should I be calling you Susie! :)

I adore this little gift bag and your coloring is as wonderful as always! Thanks for sharing the blog hop with me. I love your project!

Hugs, Janice

Lillian Child said...

My crafting friends would be bowled over to receive a darling little holiday purse like this filled with something sweet. Thanks for the inspiration!

Margaret said...

Adorable bag! Thank you for the link.

Georgei said...

What a cute little gift bag
that so cute

Debra said...

This is AWESOME and can be used for so many things! TFS

xdebrax@yahoo.com

Carol said...

Such a clever idea! Who wouldn't love to get a gift in that adorable bag!

Carol B

Anonymous said...

Susan - you blow me away with your great projects. So stinkin cute - can't wait to try it.

Daisy Sue

Marsha said...

SOOOO very cute.

Jan Castle said...

Cute purse....really like your colors!

Rhonda said...

Susie,
That is an awesome project, I just love it!

terrie said...

What a great idea...I'll have to case this idea...well done
Thanks for sharing...
zullu26@aol.com

linda patti tpatti@windstream.net said...

i really enjoyed visiting your blog, and can't wait to try your project, perfect for girls of any age!

Linda from Georgia said...

Thanks for the tutorial link. I love the glitzed up purse.

Gloria Westerman said...

This would make a great gift giving goodie bag....Peanut Butter Fudge is our favorite too....thank you for sharing and I will be back....

Golda said...

That is adorable! Great job on the glitz and glamor.

Ana Garcia said...

Susan!! WOW i love it!! amaizing job!!!!

Darla said...

Wow!! What a wonderful little purse! Thanks for sharing this great project. Your family and friends are going to be admiring this while they enjoy their fudge for sure!!!

Dana said...

Can't wait to make one of these. Just darling.

Shirleo said...

Darling purse! I must make one for my granddaughter. She is a girly-girl. Love it! Thanks.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Susan - WOW! What an awesome gift bag purse. I love that it's made with paper bags... so versatile size wise. The tut is great and I'll be giving this a try for sure. TFS!

Ashley said...

Susie your purse is sooo cute...I love the paper that you used :)

Booknplays said...

OMG, how adorable is that! Thanks for providing the directions. I plan on making fudge for some people. What an adorable way to package it!

Thanks for the opportunity to win the DWCV mat stack. I love them! Pick me, pick me! LOL

jenlynnie said...

so cute!!! i am going to have to make one. thanks for the tutorial.

jenlynnie@yahoo.com

My Scrap Diary said...

oh my gosh! peanut butter fudge sounds sooooo good. its making my mouth water. Im def a sweets girl.
And what a beautiful baggie. Im always looking for new ideas.
Thanks for the link! and for the chance of winning blog candy.
Jess M
myscrapdiary(at)gmail(dot)com

Ангелина said...

Very nice bag!

Bobbie Lynn said...

That is an adorable treat bag. Love it. Thanks for the tutorial.

oh4theloveof said...

your purse is adorable and such a great idea, a gift someone is sure to love

Marilyn said...

What a cute purse. I love the color combination.

FireFly said...

How clever of you to use a bag to create your purse. Spending time to create the gift container can make the gift so much more special.

~~~ It's the thought that counts!

Shawn

Hazel said...

Lovly bag and even better with fuudge inside,
Hazel

Anonymous said...

What a lovely project!
Nice purse and I do like blue...

Thanks for the chance!

Ardilla (www.ardillatrabajadora.multiply.com)

Becky said...

Gee how did I miss this!! This is gorgeous, I love this little bag.