Thursday, February 5, 2009

More Bags...

I found some more bags that I never posted. I have no idea why I never posted them! I was so proud of these bags, how could I have forgotten them??? Gee - I don't know! Well, in the spirit of PTI and bags, I wanted to post them on my blog. I must say they get quite a bit of use. I would like to find some bigger canvas bags so I could actually use them for groceries too. These are a bit smaller, so they don't fit a whole lot in them, but they are great for my trips to Michaels :-)!

I used some canvas bags I purchased at Wal-mart, 3/$5, not a bad price. For the first one I wanted to use the recyle symbol, so I cut arrows out of the muslin and folded them before stamping on them. Then I cut some brown fabric to outline the arrows to make them stand out from the canvas bag. I stamped the flowers from Beautiful Blooms in various shades of PTI ink before sewing the two arrows together. Then I glued them onto the bag with Fabri-Tac (best fabric glue EVER!). After gluing the arrows I stamped the words around the triangle and added the flowers for balance.

For the second one, I cut flowers using my Cuttlebug with the Flower Dies and stamped flowers from Beautiful Blooms in PTI ink. I glued the brown rick-rack with Fabri-tac again, then sewed the buttons and flowers onto the bag. Easy-peasy!

Going green can be easy and fashionable!

Hope you enjoyed seeing more of my bag creations!

See you soon!
Thanks again for stopping by!

What I Used:
Stamps: Beautiful Booms PTI, Formal Upper Letters My Sentiments Exactly
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist
Accessories: Buttons American Crafts, Muslin, Brown Fabric, Canvas Bags, Cuttlebug, Flower Die Cuts, Chocolate Rick-Rack Wrights, Dark Chocolate ribbon PTI, Fabri-Tac, Sewing Machine


Sue J. said...

I bought bags from the store I was shopping in; of course, they have the logo in a huge square on the bag. I would love to cover that up at some point (especially since I'm now saving some money at the store by using them!)

I like what you've done here... Perhaps I can just cover the space with a square of something and then put those great flowers on them?!

Julia Aston said...

I love how you've decorated these pretty bags! It seems I'm always taking lots of 'stuff' with me where ever I go and I always use bags like this to carry it all - great ideas!

The Patterson 5 said...

These are so pretty! You make recycling fashionable!

Debbie said...

Oh wow those bags are gorgeous! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog too :)