Friday, February 11

Valentine Tag & Bag

It started with a tag - a very cute, very Valentine-y tag. Something about Kraft, Poppy, and Aqua Mist says retro to me - perhaps that's why I love it so.

The Cosmo Cricket {Early Bird} papers have been sitting idle for far too long.

I felt pretty smart when lightening struck and I thought to use small felt hearts as cherries. It's the little things these days.

SO, the cute tag evolved into a theme for a gift bag. PTI's Around Town Tote makes me happy. I could assemble little bags all day - which would make Abigail very happy - she thinks Mommy is creating one-of-a-kind purses just for her.
All good gift bags have sassy treats inside. I whipped up paper wrappers for some yummy candy bars and of course tucked a few other goodies inside. This was sent off to my Valentine "swapee" so I don't want to spoil too much of the surprise. (Although I am 99% sure she doesn't check my blog. Crossing my fingers.)
ALL Supplies are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
ALL patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird collection.
Tag: Dies: Tag Sale 2, Double-ended Banner, Limitless Layers #1, Heart Prints; Stamps: Everyday Button Bits; Sassy Somethings: Pure Poppy felt
Bag: Around Town Tote template; Dies: lg. Scallop border, Heart Prints; Sassy Somethings: Dark Chocolate and Pure Poppy felt, Aqua Mist buttons
Candy Wrappers: Cream Saddle-stitch, Chocolate Baker's Twine, Double-ended Banner die

21 comments:

Two Happy Stampers said...

Love your projects! Don't you love it when the creativity just keeps coming? That bag is so cute! =)

Dawn said...

Fab projects, love the colours x

Kim O'Connell said...

Giddy up! Glad your back on he blog horse! Love everything here!

Karen C. said...

Those little hearts are a great idea. Love the way the little circle image and medallion fit so nicely at the top of that rounded tag - sweet!

June K. said...

These are all so darling.

Stephanie said...

Denise......Before I tell you how beautiful your projects are.....I just have to say how happy I am to see a blog post from you. I've missed ya, g/f.....but, totally understand your lack of posting. I'm hoping this gets you back on track.

As for your tag, gift bag and candy bar holders.......I just love them! Those colors and patterned paper are just awesome together!

Ann Schach said...

Definitely retro...definitely adorable! This paper is way too cute!

Sue Ann said...

GOOD GRIEF this is over the top ADORABLE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Hope all is well out your way Miss Sassy!!!

Michelle Philippi said...

Yay - you got crafty! I love Early Bird too...it's such a comforting, pure pattern. Love the little bag that you made...and all the adorable heart cherries!

Ginny said...

These projects are just beautiful! What a great idea to use the little hearts, so adorable!!

I'm Renee said...

All of this is just adorable...
love, love, love it!

Jen said...

So choc-full of retro gorgeousness. I love every skerrick of the wrapping, decorating, constructing. Everything is just to fabulous! I adore your choices of PP too. Magical. I can't get over your use of Everyday Button Bits without the buttons! It totally works! I think I might have to put that set back in my cart now and just promise to use it without buttons. *idea* LOL Beautiful creations Denise!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What an awesome set!!! Love the mix of retro and modern! Glad to see you blogging again!

Kelly said...

Love this! What a prefect gift set!

Cari said...

Denise, you're wrong...I DO check your blog! But not in time...I was totally surprised by your super-cute gift!
Loved everything, and I must say it's even cuter IRL. Are you a mind reader? Early Bird is one of my all-time faves! Love the chocolate, felt, ribbon, pretzels...I can't believe how spoiled I am.
And I'm thrilled to see you blogging again..you're such a beautiful person, inside and out, and we all miss you when you're not around.
Thanks again!!

steph said...

ACK! I love it! SO SO sweet and pretty!

Kristin said...

*LOVE* this... the paper, the stamp set with the inspiration to use the hearts for the cherries! Missed seeing your blog posts- I love what you do!

Emily said...

These are so pretty! What a fantastic job. How cute that your DD thinks they are purses for her. I really love the tag!

Anne B said...

These turned out so cute. I love the Early Bird line too :)

Chris said...

Heart cherries? Too dang cute! Love the papers and all your details! Good to see you back, Denise!

Lorraine said...

Wow, this gift set is incredibly beautiful! Love the tag, bag and you even decorated the treats inside. The papers are so pretty, too.