Friday, July 4, 2008

Another Box In a Bag

Here's another take on the Box in a Bag I made a couple of weeks ago. The tutorial I used can be found here. Instead of patterned paper, I used transparency film (I 'spose that's a little obvious), stamping it with CTMH's White pigment ink. This particular stamp from the Star Struck stamp set is just right for stamping on acetate, because if the coverage isn't quite perfect, it doesn't show like it would with a flat design. Once the ink was dry, the box went together the same way it does if you make it with patterned paper. As for the candy, I only cared about the color. I was hoping for some red, blue, and silver Hershey kisses or better yet, red, white, and blue M&Ms. What I ended up with were Hot Tamales, which I am 99.9 percent certain I will not have to share with anyone. I best keep them out of sight from the grandsons, too, as not to be scolded for buying "yucky" candy. I've been called on the carpet about that before. LOL!

Materials & Tools: Star Spangled Blue and Holiday Red cardstock; White Daisy Pigment ink pad; Star Struck stamp set; Stampin' Up Round Tab and Slit punches; Crop-O-Dile; Cranberry gingham ribbon.

We had a nice afternoon, taking a nap and then picking up some food that we took down to the park by the river. Marv's dad was sleeping this afternoon, too, so we let him be. Grandma is coming back to town tomorrow, so all will be well in his world again. I haven't had my root beer float yet, but the makings for it are in the refrigerator and will be there tomorrow. There's a big fireworks display at the casino about eight miles south of town tonight, but we'll skip that. The traffic will be horrendous and wouldn't be worth it. Besides, the county fair is taking place in town this coming week with a parade and fireworks scheduled for Wednesday night. I hope the beautiful weather holds out for a few days. Even with a nap this afternoon, I'm tired tonight, so I think I'll lay down in front of the TV and see what happens. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're enjoying the weekend . . .


Patzke's said...

I really like this bag you have done. I haven't tried one yet but like the concept.

stamptherapy said...

Kathy, this is darling and I'll have to try it -- thanks for sharing it (I'm from MN too :-D )