Friday, July 27, 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz with Pouchmart Bags



Waltingmouse meets PouchMart. Several of the WMS Design team members are using Waltzingmouse stamps to embellish bags from Pouch Mart - a web store that sells bags made with a wide variety of fabrics and materials in all shapes, colors and sizes. The folks over at PouchMart generously sent us some bags to work with and they are also offering a $25 Pouch Mart gift certificate for one lucky commenter. See all the prize details at the bottom of my post.




I chose to alter this darling little 7" x 6" Orange Sinamay Bag. It reminded me of a mini-beach tote and I thought it would be fun to include some pampering products inside for a friend of mine who works really hard and rarely takes time for herself.





All I did was stamp the "Relax" sentiment from the Waltzingmouse set My Island, with Black Onyx Versamark, onto a rectangular piece of canvas. (I swear Claire designed this sentiment just for this little gift I wanted to give. It's PERFECT). I then spritzed the canvas with Alpine Ice Rose and Bells of Ireland Green Starburst mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang. Once the canvas was dry, I hand-stitched around the edges using a bright pink embroidery thread and frayed the edges.

Since the webbing of the bag is spread out, it would be hard to sew the canvas directly to the bag, so I hot glued the panel to the bag using a slightly smaller rectangular canvas piece inside, behind the main panel. It gives it a clean look on the inside also. It was so easy to do, and the bags from Pouchmart are so reasonably priced.



I also made a card to go with my little gift using some background images, as well as a Hawaiian "thank you" sentiment (because she's always doing so much for me). I used the Waltzingmouse sets My Island, Heirloom Patterns and Off Beat Backgrounds.

That about sums up my project for today.

Below is a list of the WMS Design Team Members who are also participating today's hop.

Leave a comment at each blog - one lucky commenter will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Pouch Mart - and another lucky commenter will win a Waltzingmouse Stamp set! You have until Sunday July 29th 11:59 pm EST to leave your comments!

Winners will be announced on Julia's blog Monday July 30th.



I hope you've enjoyed this little hop, and have been inspired.
Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!!

Happy Stamping!

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Stamps: My Island, Heirloom Patterns and Off Beat Backgrounds, (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Black Onyx (Versafine), Fresh Snow (PTI), Peanut Brittle and Elderberry (Memento)
Accessories: 7" x 6" Orange Sinamay Bag (PouchMart), Canvas, Embroidery Thread, Raffia Flower (Prima), Gift Products (Bath and Body)

48 comments:

nicoleqmullen said...

This is a gorgeous little gift, so thoughtful! It looks gorgeous, and love the card!

Antje said...

Love your CAS card and the cute bag, great treat for your friend!

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Thanks for sharing this creative ideas.
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Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a perfect bag!!!! And love how you've tied in the newest WMS sets.

Julia Aston said...

what a cool little bag Tosh! It IS perfect for your beach theme - love the orange color and the fun canvas label you stamped and stitched! Your coordinating card is so fun with the rows of stampings!

Sherry Butcher said...

cool little bag and would be great for say a beach party.

anya said...

You ROCK, Tosh! This is totally spectacular! I love the way you embellished the bag, seriously perfect for your bath items. The card is amazing, too! Love your designs so much!

Kelly S. said...

A little tropical dream in a bag, Tosh! LOVE that pink flower just popping with the orange. The canvas tag adds so much to the beachy theme, too. And how cool is that card? Your stamped patterns look like layered washi tape!! An awesome project for the hop today!

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful bag and yes, perfect sentiment! Thanks for tip on the inside canvas piece! Love the card too....those patterns are perfect!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is wonderful! Love this bag and how you attached that little stamped piece and the card is so CAS and - the white stamped over the black just reminds me of waves.

Claire Brennan said...

OK where to start? your CAS card is just fab!! I love it!!! so simple yet so punchy!! and your baggy is gorgeous!!! love the frayed edges and stitching on your taggy!! stunning stuff!! hugs!

Jen said...

Love your beachy bag combined with the Mahalo card. Your friend is going to be so touched when she receives it. Something so simple yet you took the time to personalize and accessorize.
Thank you for sharing

Maureen said...

that orange bag is too cute! This would be so fun to decorate and give to friends! LOVE the canvas plate you created :) Fun and Gorgeous, like you!

Super Jen said...

Orange is my favorite color - I just love the bag you chose and the card you made to match it is amazing. Love its fun and funky attitude.

Julie S. said...

I really like the material used for the bags. You picked the perfect coordinating stamps.

christi said...

cute little gift bag. i love how you show off the little goodies and the card matches the bag. i really like that rosset embellie on the bag.

Jeanne J said...

Tosh, Love the neat beach bag! What a great little gift and reminder to seize the day!

Caryn S said...

Such wonderful stamps and this little mesh "beach bag" is brilliant!

Bonnie said...

Love that little "gift" bag Tosha - such a super cute idea!!

Nancy said...

Lovely gift idea. Love how you tied the card into the gift and bag.

Bumblebee said...

love that bag!

Linda R. said...

Love the card and bag....great flower! Adorable!

Joyce said...

Such a pretty and thoughtful gift.

Davi said...

Is that the most perfect gift bag and label for a gift!! Im sure your friend will be delighted with that fun gift :)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Tosh, this is the perfect pouch for your tropical card. I love the way you have decorated your pouch with the summery theme. Awesome job.

Lynn W. said...

What a bright and summery gift idea! Your friend is bound to love it! Thank You - at last I've found out what "Mahalo" means!

Lynn Wild

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful beach themed ensemble Tosha! Love the bright color combo and your stitched tag!

Maureen said...

What a fabulous gift for your friend! And thanks for the tip about how to attach the canvas to the bag - very clever!

Sharron said...

Love how perfect the bag is for a beach theme gift! The orange with the pink flower is a great combo and goes so great with your card!

Renee said...

Fabulous!!
The perfect packaging for this fabby gift...
and I know she appreciated it so much...
we all need a little pampering sometimes! ;)

Conniecrafter said...

very cute summery bag!!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute summery bag!!

Emily said...

Super little gift bag. I love the little canvas label-the stamp is perfect and the hand stitching and frayed edge are so cute!

Queen Mary said...

I love the spa treatment idea! These bags are da bomb! Lots of great ideas too!

Cathy Weber said...

That does look like a beach tote! Love how you finished the inside and thought to hot glue the label...what a great idea you had.

Sunflower said...

A bright and summery tote gorgeous and full of pampering goodies now who wouldn't what that. Lovely flower embellishment and card.
Hugs Rizwana

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a sweet kit! Makes a lovely gift!!

Denise Bryant said...

Great project! I love the bag and the matching card!
DeniseB

Marybeth said...

Such a cute tiny beach gag, and sweet card to go with it.

Helen said...

A beautiful little gift bag and perfect CAS card! So summery and sweet x

Paulette S said...

Tosha, I'm loving this orange and purple combo you have going on! This sheer bag is so cute! I just keep saying that on every DTs blog. LOL But they are. I love how you stamped on fabric and attached it to your bag, and that flower is adorable. So Fun. And I like how you can see through the bag.

suezie said...

I love how you can see the contents in this little bag and so bright and pretty

gourmettoys said...

Thanks for the sample!

Sandra C said...

Cute bag!

Crraftymama said...

Would be great to carry my sunning things in when I cruise in January. thanks for the inspiration

Denise Bryant said...

Love the texture of this bag, and the matching card is great! Makes a wonderful gift presentation!
DeniseB

Helen L said...

I love that thoughtful gift bag that you made for your friend!! What a great idea, and so pretty too!

LEG Studios said...

Oh! This is my favorite pouch of the bunch! You're right, it is reminiscent of a beach bag. Love the treatment you gave it!

 
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