Monday, June 28, 2021

"Anything But A Card" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

 Hello friends!

I am delighted to be part of the Altenew Educator Blog Hop. My current role in the Altenew Educator Program is overseeing the last workshop and help with the final certification. It has been a joy to certify over 40 Educators. Each time is just as exciting as the first time!
 The theme of this hop is "Anything But A Card"!
We are celebrating this month's Build-A-Flower with a blog hop!


If you arrive from the blog of Nancy Souza you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 

 For this blog hop, I decided to make it practical and keep it simple. I also incorporated a bit of recycle element.  After all, we all have some store paper bags around the house. Why not use it instead of buy gift bags!?
Atenew-Wildflower Collection Paper & Ephemera Bundle -Many Dots Washi Tape

If you look closely, you can see the Banana Republic logo underneath the dotty Washi Tape! I took out the Wildflower Collection and decorated the kart gift bag.

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However, with the right paper and creativity, all is transformed!

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To make it natural and organic, I added black splatter on the bag.

Atenew-Wildflower Collection Paper & Ephemera Bundle -Many Dots Washi Tape -001

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There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Anything But A Card” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

 Congrats, you've made it to the end of this hop as this is the last stop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

37 comments:

Betty said...

what a great idea to cover the logo with washi tape - love it!

Helen Kalb said...

Lovely bag Virgiia, simple and beautiful!

Eva Bussom said...

Gorgeous bags! Love them Virginia 💕

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

This is great inspiration! I need to make a up-cycle gorgeous bag like yours!! So fun and so practical!

Denise Bryant said...

I love your recycled gift bag idea! It looks so pretty!

Maura said...

That is SUCH a fun gift bag, Virginia!!! A great idea, thank you!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

You certainly made a wonderful and beautiful gift bag.

Nenette Madero said...

What a great idea to recycle shopping bags, Virginia!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Linda BL said...

What a great bag! I have done a few but never would have thought to add splatter. Your design is too cool!

corky.kay@verizon.net said...

What a great way to turn a plain brown bag into something beautiful!

joni said...

What a great gift bag

Liz O. said...

I love repurposing bags, especially sturdy ones. Love the elements you chose! Thanks for the inspiration Virginia!

Nandini said...

Great project! I love the way you covered up the logo. And the color combo looks great!

mel h said...

I love how you reused an item that might have been thrown away. I do that too and it makes for such great packaging

vickie said...

Wonderful way to repurpose those nice bags!

M DelValle said...

Great idea and everything worked very well together

Roxy T said...

That washi is such a great way to spruce up a plain brown bag. Awesome work!

MadeByMeghanK said...

LOVELY BAG and colors!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I love these projects, Virginia! The bags are gorgeous and so are the matching tags!

Dawn T said...

Awesome idea Virginia. Our supermarket has brown bags that you can buy if you forget your own ones...and I have used them like this. Love the design you did on your bag.

Unknown said...

lovely way to dress up a bland gift bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fonda said...

It's nice to have a good bag to redo and make it your own!

conil said...

Saw this on IG last night and thought, isn't Virginia clever. Great way to enhance a gift.

Peg Frushour said...

Great recycled bag!!

maxie said...

love the idea of reusing bags. very pretty.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Super cute idea! I have a lot of brown gift bags that I can do this with!

Kelsey Thomas said...

What a fun idea!

D.L. Walls said...

Your bag is so pretty..now I'm going to request paper over plastic!

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like to do this too.

Kathy Raker said...

Very pretty, it's always nice to recycle bags. The washi tape was perfect addition to cover logo.

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice idea to upcycle the bag. Great looking decoration.

NickiB said...

Love the idea of upcycling a bag!

DorothyA said...

Fantastic! I always forget that I have many plain gift bags that can turn into beautiful bags with all the wonderful products and supplies I have! Thanks for the inspiration.

Purple Princess said...

Just lovely!!

Amber Bissonnette said...

Love the decorated gift bag! Such a good idea making something ordinary into something fun and pretty!

Sadia Ashraf said...

Very creative! Absolutely love this decoration.

Regina (Tina) Kahles said...

Virginia, What a nice idea, dressing up a kraft bag and yours is soo pretty! Anyone would love to get your bag as a gift! Thanks for sharing your talent and the inspiration your giving us !