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March 21, 2012

Paper Bag Card - Explore (3-21)

Happy Wednesday!

This is my very first attempt creating a paper bag card...too fun, I'm sure I'll be making more!

The DIVAS are hopping today!  It's our monthly "Oldies but Goodies" blog hop where we challenge each other to dig into our stash to use something six months or older.

I used quite a few Cricut cuts throughout.  The flower is layered paper bag paper (from another bag), cut, wrinkled and sprayed with my bronze *DIY Shimmer Mist, which also added a bit of stiffness to hold in the wrinkles!

My old stash?  These fabulous metal circle letters thingies...I spelled out 'TRAVEL'!  The MME design paper is well past the six month mark too!

I included a gift card holder in the paper bag pocket, the bottom flap.  And a cardstock blank that fits neatly in the bag opening!

"The more side roads
you stop to explore,
the less likely that
life will pass you by."

*DIY Shimmer Mist- in a mini spray bottle from Walmart ($1), I mixed a bit of Pearl-Ex powder with some hairspray.  A little goes a very long way.  Shake it well before each use.

If you're hopping with the DIVAS, you should have arrived here from Linda's lovely blog @ Payne Holler Cards.  If you need to start at the beginning of the hop, you'll want to hop back to Sue's beautiful blog @ Sue's Sentiments.

Your NEXT stop is Cindy's sweet blog @ Stamp with Me!  Enjoy all the gorgeous inspiration! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I shared today's creation with -

Divas by DesignScrapbook SistersWaste Not WednesdayWhimsy InspirationBunny Zoe's CraftsCreative MondaysLollipop CraftsLove to Create ,Make it Monday Use Your StuffArtistic StampersLia Stampz ChallengeCatered Crop PanPastel UK ChallengeSentimental SundaysThat Craft PlaceFashionable Stamping Challenges(flowers/distressing/word), One Stop CraftSugar Creek HollowPoodles ParlourDilo En EspaƱol Challenge4Create Me Pink, Scrap It Girl.
Inspire Me Fridays
Paper Take Weekly -flower, free, button
Nifty Thrifty Things - party
Simon Says Stamp -brad, glitter, flower


Danni said...

This is so neat!! Very, very creative and fun!

Barb said...

Wow, what a neat project! Lots of treasures to find here. Nice job!

Sonia said...

Hi Maria
Love your paper bag card! I never did one only a paper bag mini album to give like a gift to the oldest daughter of my hubby... Sorry I don't have a picture to share with you.
Fabby Creation! Thanks for your inspiration.

Payne Holler Cards said...

hi Maria, now this is really something! absolutely love it! your details are amazing...

Vicki said...

Oh WOW!! Luuuuvvvv it! So much detail! Awesome job, Maria!I'll drill you later for details...lol! Great to hop with you today! Blessings to you, my friend!

Sparkly Engineer said...

What a spiffy project. This is the first time I have ever seen anything like it and I love it.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi Maria!! This is the coolest thing!!! I LOVE it!! and just beautiful!!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Maria this is such an awesome project. Everything works together so nicely. Thanks for creating it for the hop today.

Naomi Edwards said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!! I love love love this card!!!!!! I will have to try one! I really like the colors and theme you choose and the stiching really makes it... I like your circle letter thingies too! and the pull out tab on the inside. I would have never thought to decorate the back but what a lovely idea! I have to make one of these today!!!! Thank you for inspiring me!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous I love the flower too hugs pops x

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is just fabulous, Maria! Can't believe it's your first p.b. card ... great job!

Auntie Em said...

Great project! I really like all the texture and the colours you used.
Thanks for sharing this lovely idea! :)

Mrs.B said...

A great project Maria, haven't seen one of these before!
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

Lisa M said...

I just love making these paper sack cards and this one is EXCELLENT! I love the vintage grunge look on this....sooooo pretty! :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome paper bag project Maria. Love the pockets. :o)

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Maria, such a great design and love all your details - gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with my WNW challenge this week :o) Lisa x

Bunny said...

Lovely card...Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft challenge, and good luck..


Claire said...

Hi Maria, what a gorgeous project, I love the rich colours and all the pretty details. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck in the prize draw
Claire xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful project and the flower is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

tampatha said...

I really love this! I've not seen this before. how fun!
Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Lollipop Crafts

Archana said...

Beautiful colors you have used and love the flower and the metal center of the card. Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays this week's challenge.
Hugs, Archana

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful project with so many great details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Maria ! Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC. Sue C x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Maria, what a great idea!!!
I love all the hidden bits and that there is heaps of stamping. There is sooo much to look at, it's fantastic.
Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

lynne said...

A great project with so much for the eye to say, something that always appeals to me.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful! This is just fantastic!! So creative!! I need to Try This sometime!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge This Week!! Stop back and see us again soon!!

Many Blessings,

Cely said...

beautiful gift card holder! love all the distressing on it. thanks for playing with us this week at lia stampz!

July said...

wowwwwwwww !!!! Bautiful proyect !!!!!!! gracias por participar con Scrapboohaholic by Abby !!!!

Emma said...

A fabulous creation and gorgeous piece of artwork...good luck and thank you for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper Challenge.
Emma xx

Molecraft said...

What a fabulous project, love it! Thanks for joining us at Divas and good luck!
Helen x

Chris (catt871) said...

This is Gorgeous!! I love the paper bag idea....great embellies & colours!!! LOVE this!! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create challenge!

Maya said...

So pretty! Love that flower on the front! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Scrap It Girl!

Heather said...

LOVE this Maria!!! It has been close to 6 years since I have created one of these! Beautiful details!!!

Sorry it took me so long to hop... :((

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

I love your paper bag creation.. great job. Thanks for recycling with us over at Scrap It Girl.. go green.

Fliss said...

A fabulous creation Maria. love all the elements and the gorgeous colours.
Thanks for joining in with our FSC Bingo challenge.
Fliss x

Tameko said...

Wow, absolutely stunning project! Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Mandy said...

Oh wow Maria this is fabulous, everything is gorgeous & I love that sentiment it's so true :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous project...thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Jeannie said...

Fabulous card - thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Jeannie x

Joy said...

Awesome card, I love how interactive it is. Thanks for joining us on the Use Your Stuff blog.

Kezzy said...

Wow amazing book/album, really love the colours and all the embellishments. Thank you for joining us a That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Love, love, love your paper-bag card. I'm going to have to try to do one of these. Thanks for entering Scrap It Girl's Go Green Challenge.

Becky B. said...

FANTASTIC pb card - you did a great job!! Thanks so much for joining Scrap-It-Girl's "Go Green" March Challenge. :)