Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Starbucks Bag

So last week I showed you the card I made using a Bath & Body Works shopping bag. You can see the post here: Today I have a card that I made from a Starbucks shopping bag. Actually this pretty bag (which I forgot to take a picture of before I cut it up) was the one that inspired me to take a second look at all of my shopping bags. All that kraft and white...I was in paper craft heaven! Anyway, here is the card:
First I cut the tag from the bag using Papertrey Ink's Tag Sale 1 die. I stamped over the tag with a spray of leaves from PTI's Turning A New Leaf in green. The white leaves are part of the bag's design. Next, I created my background using the grid from PTI's Library Ledger and stamped more leaves over the grid. It was really easy to match the pattern and make the grid go half-way up the cardstock. Finally, I used the Mat Stack 2 stamps and matching die for the label and sentiment, and added the ribbon and bling! Here's a close-up look at the tag.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment and a smaller spray of leaves.
I mailed this birthday card to my sister who loves Starbucks coffee. I will have to ask her if she recognized the piece of bag I used on her card!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (White); Stampin' Up! (Wild Wasabi);
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Turning a New Leaf, Library Ledger, Mat Stack 2, Birthday Basics);
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Wild Wasabi);
Tools: Papertrey Ink dies (Tag Sale 1, Mat Stack 2) EK Success punch (corner rounder);
Embelishments: Recollections (bling); Cosmo Cricket (ribbon);
Misc.: Starbucks shopping bag.


Leslie Miller said...

Wow! From a shopping bag! Very nice! I love the softness of the particular green with the kraft. Wonderful design!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is beautiful, Linda. I love the earthy colors. What a great way to repurpose something that most would just toss.

Jingle said...

This is lovely!