Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cute back-pack tutorial

So I found this back-pack in the dollar spot at Target, and since Kendall has a pen-pal {"hi Emily"} I thought this would be a fun craft for us to do & send to her.  I only found one of these in the dollar spot, so go to Target and find one before they are gone.
Get out your favorite stamps, and Pigment ink.  I used Palette because it is an all purpose craft ink, and its waterproof, so the ink will not wash out.  
I repeated stamping the flower until I was happy with the look of it, the ink I used is Berry Sorbet by Palette sold through Papertrey Ink.
I wanted to personalize the bag, using her name.  I start by stamping in the center of the bag, so everything is space and centered just right.  I don't use a ruler, I just eye-ball it.  I stamped her name in black stazon ink.  Again you want to use a permanent ink.
After I inked the flowers and her name, I wanted to wow it up a litttle, so I used Palette L'Amore Red ink, to randomly stamp the flowers again in the red and give it a little dimension.
To make her name a focal piece, I used a flourish, inked it up with black stazon, and stamped it under her name.

Something seemed to be missing so I stamped the flower and flourish to create a border at the bottom, to finish it off.
Here you go, a $1 draw string back-pack personalized and ready to be mailed out to Emily.  I think these would be perfect for any kid, or even as party favors, there are so many things you can do with these bags, and it was a fun an easy project to do with my daughter.

9 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Emily wasn't going to look at first, because she likes to be surprised, but curiousity got the best of her, and she peeked! We both think it's awesome! I have been to Target recently, and I don't remember seeing these, and even if I had, I really don't think I would have thought of that!! It's awesome! That is a great idea!!

Allison said...

This is lovely...that flower stamp rocks!

Chris said...

now, i gotta drive to target!!!!!!!!!!! love it...

Sara Paschal said...

Very nice, looks I will be looking around Target this weekend also.

Melinda said...

Very cute Idea...... Love It.. Great Job!!!!

Chrissy said...

You are amazing, its brilliant.

Whimsey said...

Beyond adorable; the colors are gorgeous!!!

Lesly said...

This is really cute. I'm going to have to stop at Target this afternoon.
Lesly
SBS10

My Paper World said...

Really cute project Latisha! what a great idea! xx

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