The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Growing In Unity~Day 3


Greetings! Thanks for joining me for Day 3 in my week as Growing In Unity gal!

Today's project is a birthday gift card holder!


I revisited the paper bag image from the card I shared on Monday.  It's included in the July 2012 Kit of the Month, Ol' Bag of Fun. It was so easy to form a little pocket for slipping in a gift card! I simply stamped the paper bag image on kraft cardstock, cut it out, adhered the bag cutout to another piece of kraft cardstock along three edges, and trimmed off the excess. Done!

The blue banner and flag are digital elements that I printed out from the Falala collection by Design by Dani (available from JessicaSprague.com).

Did you spy a little washi tape? If so, good for you! I used a little of my now-signature embellishment to adhere my sentiment flag to a pearl-topped stickpin. Both sentiments also come from the July 2012 KOM, Ol' Bag of Fun.

Gee, it can't possibly be true that my GIU week is now half over! Please leave a comment on this post to be in the running for two free Unity Itty Bitty kits, one comment per person please. But if you are a follower of my blog (or become a new follower), you can leave a second comment--for a second chance to win--on today's post:  just let me know that you are a follower and how you follow my blog!

And then come back tomorrow and Friday for more Unity inspiration and more chances to win in the random drawing! If you missed my GIU Days 1 and 2 posts, you should check out and comment on those as well to maximize your chances of winning ;). I will leave commenting open through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 9, 2013, and will come back on June 10 to announce the winner here on my blog. If I can find a way to contact the winner via email, I'll be sure to do that, too. :)

Thanks so much for sharing a little slice of bliss with me today!
Emily

52 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

This is wonderful Emzi! I love the paper bag image and the little sign on the pin is wonderful. Festive and fun and brilliant as usual! Hugz!

Kris B said...

Such a cute and clever way to use the stamp! Love it! Love the stick pin/flag accent! TFS God bless!

Pam said...

This bag stamp makes a perfect gift card holder, how fun!! And the sentiment is really cute too! Love the addition of twine and the pin!

Mary-Anne V said...

How adorable! I love how you used the paper bag as a gift card holder. Very creative.

Angeline said...

What a great idea !! Love it ;)

Katie Sims said...

Oh my gosh....this is such a cute idea! Love that bag! Another adorable creation, Emily! :)

Benzi said...

Fun, fun...love the bag and the turquoise banner/flag look great.

Benzi said...

Yep, still following with Google Reader.

Kary said...

What a lovely idea, Emily!! That paper bag stamp is so versatile & so fun. Can't wait to see your next cool creation... Have a great day!!

Marlena M. said...

Fabulous project Emily! I love the way you dressed up a paper bag image~

Gaylynn said...

Emily, your stamped bag is so creative for a gc holder. Love it with the tag sentiment too. Cute. :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

What an ADORABLE gift card holder!!! FAB idea! And LOVE the washi to hold the banner on the stick pin! SO fun!!!

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Annette Allen said...

yay congrats on guest designing.. this is really really cute..

Jessi Fogan said...

It's not as saucy as the first, but the multi-loop bow, and the stick pin, and the washi....this is pretty dang awesome itself :)

Marisa said...

Totally adorable :)

Denise Bryant said...

Love today's card! Great idea for a gift card holder! Love that the bag is the right size for that. Fun embellishment with the stickpin flag!

Denise Bryant said...

Already a follower through Google Reader.

{VICKI} said...

Love the cute gift!

Lisa said...

SUPER cute Emily! I love the stick pin flag you made and what a fun sentiment!!

{VICKI} said...

I'm a new google follower

NanW said...

I love the paper bag stamp and the cards you have made with it.

NanW said...

I follow on Feedly.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love this idea.

Laura Turcotte said...

Love it! great job!

Carol said...

Really cute gift card holder!

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Amber S said...

So cute! And the perfect gift card holder!

Amber S said...

I'm a follower now. (I thought I already was - oops). GFC.

Emily said...

VERY CUTE IDEA

Sue Lelli said...

What a GREAT idea for a gift card holder! LOVE the pennant and the twine, too!

Judy said...

I love the little brown bag stamp, it is so versatile. Love how you made it into a gift card holder. Thanks for sharing with us.

Carla said...

Too cute! Great use
of the bag to hold
a gift.
Carla from Utah

Noelle Reese said...

You are a rock star! Great card! Did you stick the pin into a foam dot? Are you gong to put a piece of that washi on everything you make? It can be like one of those Where's Waldo books for us <3

Ava Gavloski said...

emily, that bag stamp makes me giggle every time i see it, well done

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great idea! Love it. The stickpin/flag/twine are wonderful!

Sue D said...

How clever to use this bag as a gift card holder!
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Sue D said...

I am a follower with GFC as Sue D
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yyam said...

Nicely done. I love what you did with the stamp set...and the twine treatment! Looks fabulous!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Love this bag stamp! Cute gift card holder!

Mary-Anne V said...

I am a follower too.

Cynthia said...

Adorable gift card holder, Emily! The sentiment is perfect.

Maria Levine said...

SO adorable!! Thanks so much for being this week's GIU girlie!

Ruby said...

You know how to handle this image. Great project.

Julie Odil said...

I would never have thought to use the bag as a gift card holder. So clever -- and very cute!

sharon g said...

I LOVE the bag stamp. TOOO cute.

sharon g said...

I follow your blog now.

Charlene said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!!!

jengd said...

Simple and utterly adorable!!

jengd said...

I follow your blog.

angie said...

so cute! love that it holds a gift card!

Stacy said...

What a cute gift card holder! I like the pearl pin.

SHartl said...

What a cute card...love that paper bag image!

Auntie Em said...

Wow! I love this one. What a great way to give a gift card. I like how you tacked the little banner on with the washi tape. You are always coming up with great ideas on how to use it. I look at the rolls I have and haven't a clue.
Thanks for sharing all you amazing talents! :)