Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bags and Tags: September Stampsmith Challenge

Hi Dreamers,
Wow, where did August go?  September 1 today and time for a new Stampsmith Challenge!  The new theme for the month of September is:

Bags and Tags  (with one Stampsmith stamp)

 For my Design Team project, I made a gift bag and a matching card with a tag as the focal point.   I used a stamp from the "Shall We Dance" Full Sheet and the Sentiment Full Sheet-Say It Like It Is.

My gift bag started life as a ordinary brown paper lunch bag.  

To make the bag, trim the top edge down about four inches.  Add a strip of black CS to the top edge and punch with an edge punch.  Add a piece of decorative paper (the black lace paper) to the middle of the bag. And, a piece of black CS with one edge punched to the bottom of the bag.  I did not glue the very top edge of this piece so that the bag could be folded flat if necessary.

Stamp the dancing girls on glossy white CS with black dye ink.  Cut with a Sizzix die---Make two--one for the bag and one for the card.  Glue to the bag.

Stamp the sentiments; cut out and glue to bag.  Punch one hole on the side of the bag near the top through all layers.  Run the ribbon through this hole and tie in a bow.

Make the card in the same manner.


Let's see what you come up with!!  Link your project up on the Stampsmith Challenge blog for a chance to win a $21 gift certificate!

And, how about a few other Challenges for my "Go Girl" gift bag and card??!!
Simon Says stamp:Anything goes
Perfect Sentiment: anything goes with a sentiment
Scrapalicious USA: anything goes
ATCs and Cards with Attitude: anything goes
The Stamp Man: Alter it
All sorts: anything but square

Hope you are having a great weekend!!  Love ya.


  1. These are really effective. Thanks for sharing them with us at Allsorts this week. Tracy x

  2. Love these... what fantastic stamps and so fabulous on the black lace background!
    Alison x

  3. Such a beautiful set Karen and such a fun stamp.

  4. Really great bag....totally in love with lace paper...
    Hugs from Slovenia

  5. You have decorated your bag absolutely beautifully Karen, it's a really stunning piece of work.

    Thank you for so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us that Allsorts this week.

    B x

  6. Wonderful bag! Thank you for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  7. Wonderful bag! Thank you for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  8. Lovely vintage feel how lovely would it be to take your lunch in bags like this everyday!!

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  9. Fabulous matching set with a wonderful vintage feel.
    Thank you for playing along with my Anything But Square challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.
    Debs xx

  10. Awesome gift bag and card, Karen! Love all the decoration!


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