8/17/09

don't ya just love RAK's???


and pay it forwards??? I received this delightful art fairy stamp in the mail recently. It arrived unannounced. Picked for me by someone who thought the fairy should live at my house! I just love that~~~thanks Christine. And I am paying it forward by creating a gift bag for a fellow artist who is celebrating a birthday and a renewed passion for all things arty. I've watched her blossom this year and branch out, taking lots of workshops and really exploring her art form. Inside are treasures I have collected and a fun ticket when Art and Soul comes to Portland. A now and then gift, keeping those dreams alive.

Pam's day170 challenge on the 365 Card Blog was to create something that was double duty, but not a gift card holder. I just had to use this elegant tote. You can find the instructions over in the SCS resources, it is called box in a bag. It is quite easy to construct, the hardest part is deciding on the papers (I chose Basic Grey papers). And as a suggestion, I staple the bottom box together in the corners (it doesn't show and is faster than using the red sticky tape). The eyelet trim is a Fiskars punch. I also didn't have a tab punch, but used one of the Hot off the Press template pages for making tabs.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you found in your Monday a bit of time for creating!

12 comments:

~amy~ said...

Well, you certainly did the Art Fairy justice...she is simply wonderful!!! Lucky you...that image is so fun!

Happy Monday my friend!!

jdmommy said...

That stamp surely belongs amid your fabulous stamps! How wonderful to receive it as a RAK!! I love what you did with it, and i sure the person who receives this will LOVE it!!

TesaB said...

Wow! I'm stunned! That stamp is wonderful, such personality and I love how you did the wohle tote! The colors, the fairy, everything!

Jenny S. (UK) said...

How lovely to receive such a fabulous RAK and what great use you have put her to. That is one super bag.

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

Very clever, and artistic!
Good on you for paying it forward!
R

Iona said...

Ok I know that I am new or relatively so, but can I ask what an RAK is? I have seen it often and thought that I would find out but have not yet...but on to the Double Duty cards.

I love yours...the Fairy is just perfect on the front. Thanks for showing us your art and for the inspiration.

Sherry said...

What a wonderful gift you received and how nice you are paying it forward. Love the gift bag you created..

Carolyn V said...

LOL I do imagine you sort of as an art fairy! What a wonderful gift you've received - and that you've made here. That eyelet edge punch is great (added it to growing wishlist) and your fairy is divine!

Rose said...

love the stamp and bag :) eyelet edge is on my wish list!

Julia Aston said...

That art fairy SHOULD live at your house Susan! what a wonderful job she is doing making your fun little bag so stunning!! you always put your own twist on your designs!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful fairy stamp and to think she just flew on over to your house....your little tote is adorable and will be treasured by your friend!!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

You did a great job with the image. I love these bags! Very cool.