9.27.2008

Boo Tri-fold paper bag tutorial... and a challenge!!

This month, it was my turn to teach a make-n-take for the Gardner Stamp Club that meets at the library. Patti wanted to do the Fold Over Treat Envelope that is in the back of the TAC catty [though she doesn't remember saying that... silly Patti!], so I chose to do a Christmas version. It's a wonderful little project that I'll be sharing with you in another post, but I needed the back-story for this post.
[can I get any wordier?... like you care about the back-story...]
Anyhoo, the treat envie only uses the top portion of a lunch sack, so I had a ton of these 'bag butts' left over and they really wanted to become something wonderful.
[wouldn't you want to if you were referred to as a butt?]... I digress...
Here's how I created my Boo Tri-fold Bag Card:
I lightly stippled Burnt Umber Palette ink around all of the edges and distressed the edges of the cardstock & DP (except for the inside piece, which I fixed on another one that I made!). I also stamped the paint splotches from So Splattered (retired) using B.U. I stamped the house image from Halloween Town in Coffee Bean Brilliance onto a square of green Penelope cardstock & sponged the edges w/ Hydrangea & Eggplant VersaMagic inks. I added a little color pencil to the windows & door and I then spritzed the square with Olive Glimmer Mist... OMG... freakin' awesome stuff! My friend, Cindy, had given me this for Christmas last year and I just now used it... WTH? None of the photos capture the true awesomeness of this stuff... you'll just have to trust me ;)... I sped up the drying time with my heat gun (so impatient) and then edged the window panes, part of the roof & tree, and the birds w/ a Stardust Glitter Pen (you know, to look like the moon is shining on it). Added a chipboard tag from TAC's Essential Elements, after grunging it up a bit & stamping the Boo!, with some Scrapper's Floss & tied it to some purple ribbon I had in my stash.

Inside, I stamped the skull from Halloween Town, in the same two purple VersaMagic colors above, onto the green Penelope cardstock and then layered it (sorta) onto an orange Penelope CS. Highlighted a bit with the glitter pen again!
And then on the VERY inside, glued a piece of Penelope DP to span across a fold and stamped the sentiment (retired: Boo Bash) at the bottom.

I had a fun time with this... no need to be pristine or perfect with it... the grungier the better!
What do you think?! Me likey... again!

Hey! Let's do another challenge!!
I want to see some butts... paper bag butts that is! ;) Your mission is to create something with a paper lunch bag butt... do you accept? Leave a comment and link it up!!!!
I've had a few people ask how big my bag butt is... the other project required 4-1/4" to be cut off the top of the sack, so mine is whatever is leftover from that!

13 comments:

Beverly said...

Barb, you can count my "butt" in for the challenge! Love this...as I do ALL your stuff! Well, I need to go add ANOTHER stamp set to my order! LOL! T T F N~B

Chaffin Channel said...

All I can say is...

"I like big butts and I cannot lie. You other brothers can't deny..."

In otherwords, I accept your challenge.

Barb said...

OMG... Cindy, you CRACK me up!! I'm just glad I wasn't drinking anything that would then be spewed all over the keyboard from laughing out loud.

Guess what song (& video) will be stuck in my head all day?!

Suzanne said...

I can never resist a good challenge. I'll post back when it's finished. Love your work.

Toni said...

That looks pretty neat. I'm not sure I have time for a challenge right now. Just getting swaps done for the groups I'm in and holiday cards done is a big enough challenge, plus I bought a boat load of new stamps last weekend that I want to play with! Eventually I'll get to try playing with a butt!

Beverly said...

"...when a girl walks in with a itty-bitty waist & a round thing in your face ...." Sorry, I couldn't resist!!

Chaffin Channel said...

Thanks Barb. I'm glad I could give you a giggle.

But, you know, I can't take all the credit. I give props to Sir Mix-a-Lot for the ingenious poem - I merely bring his words to life. It's my little contribution to the rap world.

It's how I roll...

Allison said...

Oh my...your work gets greater by the day! Love the spooky color palette here!

shannon said...

Your butt is awesome!

kssdesigns said...

Another awesome project! You really have a way with ink!

nic_d said...

Sorry, can't get my butt in gear lately, but I do love your project here. You are the ultimate in Halloween design. You go, girl!

Anonymous said...

It is very interesting for me to read that post. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such articles. I love to read stories like that. Just add more pics :)