ETA: Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! The flowers made followed this tutorial:
In honor of school going back into session everywhere, we thought it would be fun to issue a Brown Bag Challenge. We want to see what you can do to dress up, alter, change an ordinary brown lunch bag into a paper crafting work of art. You could modify it to become a gift bag with handles, create a card base by folding it in half (complete with a slide out tag), add a window to it or whatever else you can dream up. After the hop is though, we should all have plenty of inspiration to help us create amazing projects with inexpensive brown bags! We look forward to seeing your creations!
Welcome, I have two projects for you tonight. Our challenge this month was to use brown paper bags, chosen in honor of "back to school". I had several ideas ... but utlimately decided to use the brown paper bag as part of my embellishments.
The first card features die cut flowers (these are PTI dies), I inked the edges in Hawaiian Shores ink - spritzed and crumpled together. And in continuing the main theme, I decided to see what else I could find in the kitchen - and found this great white mesh. Its from a bag of Laughing Cow lite baby bell wedges. I think these flowers came out great!
In my second card, I used the brown paper bag die cut in the blossom and die cut with fillable frames #1, the sentiment is from Handwritten Notes. In the "stuff from my kitchen" (my unofficial theme) I embosed an aluminum foil panel and I also used a bit of twine with the flowers.
The details: *all supplies from PTI (except the things from my kitchen)
Cardstock: Kraft and Hawaiian Shores (Card #1), Aqua Mist (card 2)
Dies: Beautiful Blooms II #1 and Fillable Frames #1
Stamps: Fillable Frames #1 and Handwritten Notes
Ink: Hawaiian Shores and True Black
Acccessories: Hawaiian Shores buttons, twine, aluminum foil, brown paper bag, Hawaiian Shores ribbon, mesh bag