It's Not All Black and White

Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm Stamping Simply

Yep, this whole month I'll be joining Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenges as a guest designer. I am SO excited! Without further ado, here's this week's challenge:

ssnotime112 - "Let's Be Thrifty": Use brown postal wrap or a brown grocery bag in your project.

I chose to do a gift wrapping project. I started with a brown grocery bag, cutting just the front, since I knew that would be plenty of paper to wrap my box. Just for good measure, I ironed it flat on both sides so I'd have a nice stamping surface. I love mixing rougher, natural textures with elegant stamps and finishing touches, so I started randomly stamping three swirl stamps (from Fanciful Flourishes) randomly all over the paper.
Until it was all full. Just keep your swirls pretty closely spaced.
Then I wrapped my box, adding some pink organdy ribbon and a matching tag. The snowflakes are a Sizzix die and a Martha Stewart punch. The pearlized paper gives it a little extra pizzazz.
Now, here are more great samples from the design team:

Well, my supplies are all packed up and ready to go to Stamping Around Philly. Now I just have to pack my suitcase. Yippee!!!!


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

I LOVE your stamped paper bag -- this is absolutely stunnnig!!! The pink just pops off of it -- what a GREAT idea to stamp the design!!!! A wonderful, simple and economical project -- thank you SO much! So glad to have you joining us this month!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Wonderful! I use grocery sacks every year at Christmas for my wrapping paper. Now I need to get them stamped. Ü

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful package Bethany. Congrats on the Guest spot.

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a gorgeous package! I LOVE the pink with the krafty color! Beautiful all around!

It's so fun to have you play with us this month!

Barbara Schram said...

This is absolutely wonderful! LOVE how you packaged with the paper! Have a great weekend, Bethany!

Renee said...

Love it! Awesome job!

Julie Koerber said...

What a darling package Bethany!!! Love that hot pink -- Very fun and sassy!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Wow - that paper looks AWESOME Bethany! Your swirls are placed so perfectly - how do you do that? Congrats on the DT. I miss your Friday funnies. :(

Barbara said...

LOVE this! That pink is just stunning with the brown paper! So glad to have you with us this month!

Rose Ann said...

Your package looks so beautiful with all of your stamped flourishes and pretty ribbon with the snowflake!! So lovely, Bethany!!

Cheryl said...

Wow, Bethany, I am such a fan of yours now that I have stamped beside you at Stampin' Around Philly. You have such creativity. It was a pleasure meeting you and I will continue to follow your work. Thanks for being a great table mate for my daughter and me.
Cheryl Sims

Janine said...

Hi Bethany!! So glad to have you join us this month... I love your wrapping paper.. Just a great project!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Bethany -- love the "how to" pics -- wonderful way to dress up a brown bag!! The pink with the brown is the perfect fun touch!

Olga said...

The wrapping looks so elegant, hard to believe it started out as a paper bag.