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Jackie and Michelle


Saturday, February 9, 2013

February Blog Hop Time!

Welcome, Welcome, WELCOME!!!  It's time for the Just a Few Friends group to have our blog hop showcasing our awesome, wonderful, and PURRFECT Valentine's Day Gift Bags!!!

You should have pounced on over to me from RJ's blog.  If you found me while prowling around the internet, please start with Elsa's blog and follow the links to jump from den to den to see what we have created for your viewing pleasure.   I have a full list of my "den siblings" at the end of the post as well.  

Please say "Hello" to our newest Cub, Carrie!!!  She is joining us for the first time this month!  

Our challenge:  Create a gift bag, and decorate it for use with a Valentine gift.  We could use the colors pink, red, brown and/or black.   The rest, well that was up to us!  I came up with a little project to contain a present for my awesome and wonderful husband, DJ, the King of my Jungle!  I know he is going to see this post, so I am not showing the present on the inside, but he can get a sneak peek at the outside!

 I found this awesome paper line by Authentique and I knew it would be PURRFECT for my project.   It was a 6x6" paper pad kit, with all kinds of card making stuff that came with it.   I made the gift bag, and then made a card to go with it.
 I used a Martha Stewart edging punch on the black card stock, then layered the patterned paper over it.  I created a pocket with some more paper, and made the "tickets" to go in it.  There is a little paper key in the ribbon in the bottom.  Above, I put a large metal key with the sentiment, "You hold the key to my heart."
 These "tickets" came in the paper collection.  I matted them with red card stock.  I am going to wait to show the inside of the card...I don't want to spoil DJ's surprise!!!

Other supplies used:  Tim Holtz distressing ink, Prima Flowers, Recollections rhinestones, ribbon.  I also covered the back side of the gift bag with the same punched black card stock and key patterned paper.  I wanted the bag to be sort of symmetrical.

I hope you enjoyed your stay here!  Please let me know what you think of my offering for this month, and then go stalk Sherain and see what she came up with!!!

Have a wonderful Valentine's day, and remember...Show the ones you love how much you love them every day.  It doesn't have to involve gifts, just show them and tell them!  Valentine's Day can be everyday!


Proudmommy702 said...

Beautiful work. I love it.

Ronald Avery said...

Awesome project. Love how it all comes together.. Roaring with pride. TFS

Margaret said...

Darn it girl! You are just to talented. I absolutely love this bag and all the extra goodies you included!!! Hugs:)

DaileyScrapper said...

I love it!! It's beautiful. Gosh don't you just love the key. I think it's a great symbol.

Larelle-Susanne Thoms said...

Hi doing the blog hop~ I love those tickets they are just adorable! loved your project~ Super big hugs~ nurselarelle from yt ~Larelle-Susanne

tumblingcarrie said...

your bag is beautiful. i love how you decorated it. great work, love

kdnkdd said...

Very nice.

Karen B.

Just a Few Designs said...

Like always your baggie is stunning. Love the heart boarder punch you used, it makes your baggie look "designer" love LOVE it. Also THANK you so much for taking and extra step and introducing Carrie and talking up the Val Pride hop a week b4 it was due!!! what a trooper you are!! LOVE YA!!!

Yvonne "Bon" Ledford said...

Michelle...I always look forward to what you will create!! Once again, a BEAUTIFUL creation!! I love your talent, I'm so blessed to be in your company!! YOU ROCK GIRLIE!! love Love LOVE every little detail!!!
Big hugs,

cathylynn said...

WOW this is very creative. Lots of special details to admire!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn