Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Take on 3 Girl JAM Cotton Bags

I won these cotton bags from 3 Girl Jam (http://www.3girljam.com/) from a blog hop I particpated in with them awhile back. I won a set of 6 and plan on selling the other 4 this spring! I'm going to give both of these away. The one above I'm going to give to Julie, a lady that just started teaching Sunday School with me the first part of January, for her birthday coming up in February. The cupcake ribbon at the top is American Crafts and I bought it at JoAnn's. I found the pink printable card from Scrapbook & Cards Today on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/#!/ScrapbookAndCardsToday) and Hazel Ruby (http://www.hazelandruby.com/store/digital/pretty-pocket-cards-3x4-free-printable) where you can also get yours if you'd like! There's 3 pages full of 12 cards. I can't wait to use the rest! Anyway, back to my bag. I decided to use Skipping Stones Design (no longer in business) Chic Happy Birthday stamp and used VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink to stamp it. The cupcake sticker is Recollections Dimensional Stickers that's actually part of a coffee collection. I decided to add Ranger Stickles Waterfall (the blue outline and the flower), Cotton Candy, Crystal, and Green to give it some shimmer. I attached the You are AMAZING card with Studio G Multi-Purpose Glue Stick. 
 
 Here's a close-up of the bottom half to show off all the Stickles. No project is complete without what year I made it!


For this bag, I used Studio G Pinklight Design cupcake stamp. I've been holding out on using this stamp! I keep forgetting about it to be honest! I wanted to use it on the bag above, but I was afraid I'd mess up the blue outline so I went with this one! I then decided to add Ranger Stickles Christmas Red, Waterfall, Crystal, and Cotton Candy to accent the stamp! I may have gotten a little carried away with the Stickles, but it's hard not to! I did go over it some with a toothpick to even out the circle outline and smooth in some places on the cupcake. I'm going to give this bag to Robert for Valentine's Day! I wrote "I love you, Robert!" at the bottom with American Crafts Chromatix Grape after I took the picture and 2014, because I tried to add a sticker to this one, but it didn't wanna stick. I'm not sure what I'm going to put in these before I give them away. I'm thinking chocolate candy or bath products in Julie's and maybe a small note or a comic strip in Robert's. He loves comics! Now that I've made these 2 I can't wait to play with the other 4! Lisa, the girl that I just met at church not long ago, told me about a woman that lets her sale crafts in her front yard in the spring all the way up until it's too cold to be outside for $5 and you bring your own table. I was thinking I could sale some cards and the rest of the bags! They're 4 different sizes so they will be fun to decorate- 2 little ones and 2 big ones. I did realize that the Stickles was making the bags stick together, so I have a piece of paper in each to let them dry. TFL and have a good weekend!

1 comment:

Kristie @ mypaperlife.com said...

Those are really cute bags, Amanda. I am sure Julie and Robert will love them.