Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hippy Chic Gift bag Tutorial

This is my final project for the Shirley's 2 Girls Sneak Peek Week. Look Closely and you can see that the Pocket is Functional and could be used to give a gift card.
Recycled a shirt (can't say that it is old because it was never worn ;o(
Recycled a Denim clothing tag that came on a pair of jeans. This also shows that I first Stamped my Images, Colored with Copics, The clouds have Shimmerz on them for a little more pizazz. Next, I Cut them out, Lined the Image with cloth from the Shirt, and Stitched them directly onto the Denim Tag.

My pocket was really just a rectangle piece of DP. I didn't have anything that I could cut up so I made my own by looking at a pair of jeans for inspiration. I used straight stitches but did not stitch the pocket onto bag. I Zig Zag Stitched another Rainbow image onto the top of the pocket then used double sided sticky tape to adhere the pocket onto the bag.

I only had a cream colored thread, which is NOT the color used to sew jeans.... SOOO I used the pointy tip of Copic YR 23 and touched every single stitch. Actually goes pretty quick and takes the lightest touch because the ink spreads.

This photo shows the white Shimmerz along with different layers of paper and my crazy stitches which was done on purpose so that if I did mess up, it wouldn't be noticed ;o)
The M's are black velvet chipboard letters. The designs were white (exactly like those black & white, velvet posters that you can purchase & color in using markers which is what I did!!) Peace Sign & Hippy Smiley Face are some of the new Inchie Stamps that S2Gs will be releasing tonight.

I added one of the Funky Felt Buttons that S2G carries, some yellow Rik Rak and FINITO

Running unbelievably later than expected but I have tons more fun cooked up for next week with FREE STAMP GIVEAWAYs EVERYDAY.....

CONGRATULATIONS to Yesterday's Winners. Both of these ladies have won the Skater Mazie stamp set
Stampin_melissa (#5 My Blog)
Wendy K. (#6 Erin's Blog)

Check back tomorrow to find out who the Grand Finale winner will be. You must leave a comment on each Design Team member's blog to be eligible to WIN, so go spread a little Love


Anonymous said...

love the tutorial...we want you to put this on our challenge page...D

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous Justine!

Jane Wetzel said...

very cool..very cool gift!! :)

Sheila D said...

Wow...This is fantabulous! What a great project for the finale. You outdone yourself on this one. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful creations. This was a terrific Sneek Peek Week. Mazie Rocks!

Cheri said...

LOVE that bag! Fabulous!

Carla said...

Wonderful tutorial, Justine, and great project!!