Melissas Paperie

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August PTI Blog Hop

It's Blog Hop time!



I really struggled with this month's theme to incorporate a brown bag into our project. I have a vision of making a mini album or pocket card with a brown bag, but all my efforts ended up in the recycling bin!

With no more "regular" brown bags in sight, I found a brown coffee bag to use.

Aug 2010 bag

I stamped some polka dots on the front of the bag, tied a ribbon and created a tag using Friendship Jar and the Fall fillers. I could see this being used to package up a gift for a neighbor or teacher.

Aug 2010 tag close

Can't wait to see what everyone came up with! Thanks for stopping by!
Melissa

36 comments:

Sara Mac said...

So cute Melissa! This will be the perfect little gift bag for Fall. Maybe you could fill it with a jar of cookie mix or something.

Aimes said...

What a beautifully decorated coffee bag! Love the dimension you've added with those acorns!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Diane Jaquay said...

This is VERY cute Melissa! I love the little jar of nuts :)

Jennifer K said...

This is really fun, Melissa. Who wouldn't love to receive a little something wrapped up like this?!

Anika said...

Cute! Love how this turned out! It was certainly a tough challenge!

Jen Carter said...

This is such a cute bag! Love those polka dots and your jar is super cute!

Sue Ann said...

I NUTS for your bag :) Great job Melissa ...... my son would die if he saw this!!! He thinks he is the squirrel from Ice Age ....... need I say more.....

Dana said...

Oooh Love the acorn colors with the large pink polkas! Cute!

IamDerby said...

Very cute Melissa! I love the polka dots.

BethieJ said...

Melissa this is so CUTE!!! (I was gonna do your first ideas too.. no time.. so I also changed! LOL!)
Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!

ashjoy said...

Very nice Melissa!

Laura Isham said...

Great job, Melissa!

I posted this for you, and I think that the first link didn't work, so I posted it again and now it seems to work. Sorry for the confusion!!!

Deb C said...

How cute! The polka dots on the bag make it really special. And those acorns must have taken FOREVER to cut out, LOL~

Love it!

Terri E. said...

Good bag and fun tag.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Karen C said...

Darling! I love this gift bag!

Dani said...

What a sweet project!!

Julie said...

Cute! Love how you stamped the dots on just half of the bag.

Julie E said...

Cute! It is the perfect way to give a gift! I like the cookie idea too...

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Another great use of the friendship jar (been trying to talk myself out of buying it and you're not helping)

Melissa said...

It's beautiful. What a simple but lovely bag to put some yummy fall goodies in.

Laurie said...

Adorable Melissa! I love it!

Lisa said...

Very cute....LOVE the popped up acorns! They add a fantastic touch!!

Melissa said...

I love this color combination! I'm also really impressed you cut those acorns out - I must get this jar set!

Amy said...

I love to see another idea for the jars and fillers! Great little bag!

Kara said...

so pretty melissa!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty! Love the idea of using a coffee bag.

Ally said...

How cute! I love the little acorns!

Kristii said...

what a cute bag!!!! absolutely fantastic!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is perfect for fall!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful Fall gift bag! Love the polka dots & acorns!

Kay said...

Great project- I love all those acorns!

Christi said...

this is adorable!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you popped the acorns! FAB bag!

Angy said...

cute and nutty!

Victoria said...

What a great project! I like your color combination. Very sweet.

Linda said...

Fun project! This would make a very thoughtful gift package. Love your acorns!