Thursday, June 30, 2011

Birthday Present & Gift Bag/Reusable Tote!

Happy Afternoon Everyone! Today I would like to share a quick and fun present and bag all in one! One of my friend's birthdays was the other day, and I always like to suprise her with something unique & different. She is one of my dear friends that truly supports my artistic endeavors. I wanted to give her something inspiring and as soon as I saw it, I just had to get it. I am sure that most of you already know Rhonna Farrer of Rhonna Designs. She creates the most amazing, visually interesting digital images I have ever seen! She is the designer behind Pink Paislee's Daily Junque line just to give you an idea of how talented she is. Rhonna recently created a digital image titled, Focus and here it is in all it's wonderful glory. The sentiment underneath reminds us to make time for ourselves every once in awhile! I purchased this wonderful image and decided to print and frame it for my friend. The funky colors and style I knew would be perfect. After framing it, I decided to make a rosette out of fuschia/orange dupioni silk. It ties amazingly well to the flowers in the image. Additionally I added the vintage blue tickets to make it more like a prize ribbon. I love the way it turned out, and she did too. :) For the gift bag, rather than using the typical throwaway ones; I decided to give her one that she could use as a beach bag or tote bag in the future. Since we are all about using totes these days for shopping, etc isn't this perfect? I also have noticed that burlap is becoming a very hot trend. I purchased this burlap bag and added the rosette/ribbon to the front. To make it a permanent fixture to the bag, I adhered it using E600. You can never go wrong with that stuff! As for the materials I used to create the rosette, I used some beautiful new Webster's Pages Ribbon, cream dupioni silk & some vintage pink/white trim I had in my stash. To give it the folded appearance, I simply used a Cosmo Cricket Gluber. My goodness, those things rock! To give the bag a little bit more of a festive flair, I added 3 pennant flag pins from the Girls' Paperie as well as the "joy" pin. Those are easily removable, and she can take them off before carrying the bag. Clever huh? I thought it would be fun to share this idea with you all. Not only was it fun/quick to put together, I think she truly likes it. I know if I was on the receiving end, I would love it. Which reminds me, I am totally going to print/frame Rhonna's "Focus" for my bedroom. It has such a funky flair...so totally me:)


Thanks for stopping by. I have some exciting news to share with you soon so stay tuned! Amy

10 comments:

MrsETaylor said...

Holy Doodles Batman. That frame is absolutely stunning. I love the Focus title. Super smart.

Thanks for the wonderful comments today. Hope your weekend is fabulous!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! I am IN LOVE with both of these! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee those flowers!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

patti west said...

okay...really??! you are the best friend ever!!! :) :) Love the framed sentiment and the bag is beautiful!!! you are da bomb, Amy!! :) p.s. Love your new blog header too!!

Craftylicious said...

wat a wonderful present for your gf!! :) i'm sure she {hearts} it !! :) awesome frame too!!! :)

Kristy said...

First, LOVE your header! About your projects, they are fabby! Especially the ribbon on the tote! Welcome to the PI Team!

patti west said...

p.s. Paper Issues?!!!! YAY!!! I'm totally psyched to be on a DT w/you!!!!! :) :)

Monika Wright said...

adore the project and your blue typewriter { ; D } and so thrilled to be working with you on the PI creative team!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Amy you willy crafter you!! I had no idea! YAAAAAAAAAY! I'm so happy! You are a great fit on the team. Can't wait to see what you come up with! Woooo hoooo!

Scrappycath said...

So happy to be on the PI team with you!

~jan said...

I bet your friend squealed with DELIGHT upon receiving this! I know I would. :) What a fabulous gifty!!