Monday, December 6, 2010

This Week Learn How to Make the "Brown Bag Table Setting"

Welcome back to Polka Dot Gypsy. This week I have created the “Brown Bag Table Setting” for the Let’s Face it Friday Challenge at the Peachy Keen Stamps blog. Follow this link to see all the other wonderful challenge entries and view the fun line of Peachy Keen stamps.

The rules for the challenge are as follows: Use a lunch sack or grocery bag with a winter inspired theme. The design must be new and you must use a Peachy Keen face.

Everyone who knows me, knows just how much I love using lunch sacks in my card making and scrapbooking. When I read about this challenge I had the perfect card in mind. However, I only had one size face stamp and it was too large to use with my Christmas tree idea. So, for most of the day I folded and manipulated lunch sacks until this idea hatched itself. And I couldn’t be more excited. I was going to use a tried and true project but was forced to come up with something that I think is one of a kind.

Here is the basis for this project. The lunch bag is folded in such a way that an easel is formed on the back to allow the lunch sack to sit upright. Once folded, a pocket is created that will hold a paper napkin and plastic tableware. Below the pocket section is room to add your guest’s name. The lunch sack opens at the top, creating another pocket to hold a menu. And the front of the sack is the main design panel.

I hope you will be inspired to make a “Brown Bag Table Setting” of your own and post your ideas of what you’ve done with it here. Ideas for this project are endless: showers, picnics, birthdays and family reunions. How about photos, wedding invitations or birth announcements instead of the hidden menu? This is the perfect project to try out some new techniques.

The “Brown Bag Table Setting” has so many creative possibilities that it amazes me to even think about it. My mind is just spinning with all kinds of ideas. Maybe I could feature a “Brown Bag Table Setting” Monday on my blog once a month featuring a new theme or technique. Hmmm. Something to think about. 

Well, I hope you’ll stop by again this week because I’m going to post the bag instructions next, followed by the Christmas tree instructions and finish the week with some details of how I did the lights. 

Here is a list of the tools and embellishments I used to make my Holiday Version of the “Brown Bag Table Setting”. Paper sizes will be posted with the basic instructions later this week. Have a wonderful day! – Jane (the Polka Dot Gypsy)

Peachy Keen Stamp Set (PK-501 Snow Cuties 1 1/8”)
1 Brown Paper Bag (5” X 10 ¾”)
Black Memento Ink
Copic Sketch Markers (E000, E00, E011, E13, R22 & R35)
Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber
Scallop Circle Nestabilities
CottageCutz Rick-Rack Die
Sizzix Paper Doll Die
Sizzix Paper Doll Hair
Cricut George & Basic Shapes Cartridge
1 3/8 Circle Punch
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Stampin’ Up! Spring Boquet Punch
Stampin’ Up! Slot Punch
Stampin’ Up! Star Punch
Stampin’ Up! Ornament Punch
Stampin’ Up! Word Window Punch
Stampin’ Up! Pinking Hearts Border Punch
Pearl Embellishments & Ribbon
Sticky Strip


Kim Score said...

Awwwww, this is so cute and sweet! Love the idea of making a pouch for dinnerware. Thanks for playing along on the PKS challenge.

Angelica said...

This is SOOOOO cute!! Oh my gosh, how creative! I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for joining us at the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge this week! Good luck! :) ~ Angelica