Sunday, February 10, 2013

happy birthday to you


Today starts a new challenge over at

Paper Issues!

Paper Issues Blog Design

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Whisker Graphics


Theme: it’s in the bag
Giveaway: 2 spools of divine twine & a pack of 20 bitty bags of winner’s choice

I'm a HUGE fan of Whisker Graphics' bags. 

Today, I customized a Middy Bag to fit my 3.5 x 6 inch card:



I lifted up the adhesived seams and then used my bone folder to help with the process.  I made the bag a smidge skinner and a bit shorter.  I used my Stampin' Up scallop border punch to 'finish off' the top of the bag.

It isn't anything how I had originally pictured the end project but I just started fussy cutting a sheet of Bo Bunny paper and the "envie" and card took a life of it's own!

The card, as I mentioned before is 3.5 x 6.  I really like working with that size.


I added a SRM sticker to the Studio Calico wood veneer.

This went to my niece who turned 18 yesterday.  My niece gravitates towards black....so I hope that she likes this.  All the customizing of the bag along with the fussy cutting....then there are the much hoarded woodgrain letters and wood veneer....nobody but a crafter would 'get it'....kwim?

I can't wait to see what you link up!



29 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and bag, Amy!!! Such a striking flower against the black!!!!

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  2. How cool is this!!
    Love the card and bag!!
    Awesome job, Amy!!

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  3. Amazing!!! She will love this!!!

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  4. I wonder that all the time... I have been 'volun-told' that I am 'the card maker' for all the birthdays, anniversaries, sympathy, weddings etc at work... and I always wonder ... do they 'realize' all the crafty hints I am giving them on the cards I make for them??? LOL!! Of course, it works in my favor if they don't --- I made a Halloween card for a MEAN MEAN MEAN co-worker one time ... and I made sure she got a witch! LOL!!!

    I loveeeeeee your card! LOVING that fussy cutting!!! :)

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  5. Lovely card, Amy, I am sure your niece loved it! Happy belated birthday to her. The colors really pop against the black, your envelope is beautiful as well. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  6. love, love, LOVE LOVE LOVE! Awesome idea for a custom envie - and the fussy cutting & wood bits? You must love her :)

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  7. This looks great and it is my favorite size card to do as well.

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  8. Wow Amy this is so cool, what a great card size.

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  9. Looks awesome Amy! Always love your amazing cards!!

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  10. Aweso job! Stricking colors, love it!TFS

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  11. soo cute and love the fussy cutting

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  12. Stunning card, so dramatic and pretty. Love your idea to use the bag as an envie too.

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  13. LOVE this Amy and your niece will also!!
    Thanks for sharing and hope you had a GREAT weekend!

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  14. you rock the bags :) beautiful!!!!!!!

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  15. Sooo pretty..love that red and pop of black! cherry

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  16. WOW!! This is such a FUN Card and bag!! LOVE all of the Beautiful details!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  17. You rock the bag!!! Its pretty... your niece is lucky!!! Yup the black against the red just pops!!! Awesome... hugs...xoxo

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  18. Such a cute project Amy! Lovin' the coffee theme!

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  19. This is such a fin project and I love the scallop border.

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  20. Gorgeous! Love the bold red against the black! :)

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  21. One hopes that people appreciate the time and effort, let alone cherished supplies, right?! I'm sure your niece will absolutely love it. That bag is super-cool!

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  22. Such a great project to use some of those carefully hoarded crafty items we all love. I love the colors you utilized - such an elegant card and presentation!

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Cheers,
~amy~