Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday Trigger with Guest Designer Shellye McDaniel

For the Luck 'O The Irish Challenge, Shellye has created a
quick and easy treat bag to fill with homemade pistachio cookies...her favorite thing to make for St. Patty's Day!

Have a Kraft Coffee Bag (or two, or three) on hand and load with your gifting treats.
For the tag, Shellye downloaded the FREE clipart from waltzingmouse.com.  Print onto Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock and trim with a pair of detail scissors.  Print the same image again onto a green cardstock, enlarging the image just a bit (Shellye changed the page margins on her paper, which created a smaller and larger image).  Trim the image again and also cut out the small oval image in the center.  Layer the Lunch Bag Kraft image over the green with foam dots.

Next, attach the green oval image onto the Lunch Kraft Bag image with foam dots and then trim with Dark Green Baker's Twine  (Shellye uses a Glue Writing Pen by Martha Stewart...perfect for adding twine to any project).  She added a bit of green glitter to the shamrocks and two brown pearl embellishments to the image as well.

Shellye took a Jenni Bowlin Vintage Black Journaling Card and distressed the front with a little spritz of Eucalyptus Walnut Ink.  She then machine stitched it onto a patterned paper, leaving a 1/2" border on each side.  Distress the edges of the patterned paper with brown ink.  Punch hole at the top of the tag and insert about 10" of Natural Brown Hemp Cording.  Tie into a loop and attach to the Kraft Coffee Bag with a Tiny Wooden Clothespin.



The tag can be removed and used as a decoration for the following year! Have fun creating something g*r*e*e*n!
 
Also, don't forget that you still have until Sunday at 6:00 p.m., to join the challenge. For details and to upload your project click on the Current Challenge link located in the upper right of our sidebar.

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