Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fiskateer's Orange Blog Hop!!!


Welcome to the Fiskateer's Orange Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be participating with all of these amazing crafters for today's hop. If you have come here from Lisa Falduto's blog, then you are in the right place :) If this is your first stop on the hop, please start at the Fiskateer's Blog. I don't want you to miss anything along the way.

For my project, I want to share a fun and creative way to dress up those old paper lunch sacks. I think any gift presented in a sweet and thoughtful package makes it better to give and receive. These treat bags can be created in just minutes and use supplies you already have on hand.
I like to use a pretty stamped image, an old postcard, or even a photo as the centerpiece. I chose a beautiful mermaid stamp by Queen Kat Designs and colored her with my Copic markers. I chose 2 coordinating patterned papers for the background and added tiny sticker letters for the sentiment. I love all of the orange I used when coloring the mermaid. I thought the turquoise ribbon accented the colors nicely. I added a pretty Prima flower to the side of the mermaid.
I used my favorite Fiskar's border punch, Threading Water, to create the decorative edge for the bag. I also used my favorite Fiskar's micro-tip scissors for detailed cutting, and Fiskar's 1/4" Circle Hand Punch to thread the ribbon.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Your next stop on the hop is:

Laura Bray 1150 http://www.katydiddys.blogspot.com

For a chance at today's random drawing, leave a comment telling me what is your favorite Fiskar's product. I'll draw on Monday morning for a wonderful bag of vintage goodies!

Have a wonderful day!

66 comments:

Debby said...

What an incredible creative bag. You work is awesome. TFS

Karin Hall said...

Love your project ... Karin H #6470

Kelly Massman said...

My favorite Fiskars product? i would say the border punches (i can't just pick one)
I am a follower now!

7120

Shannon Marie said...

soooo cute!

just hopping by to say hello to my fellow blog hop participant!!! :)

KateB said...

we just keep traveling inthe same circles huh!?? We should meet IRL :)...have you ever used the fingertip knives???

Kate # 4529

Laura Bray said...

Great idea! We just started having to pack snacks this year, so the project couldn't be more timely! I connected to you on my blog too!

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

I LOVE YOU PROJECT,CREATING GIFT BAGS IS ONE OF MY PASSIONS.THANKS

Donna said...

I love your bag and the stamped image is amazing!! Thank you for sharing and a great blog hop! Donna #4454

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

Aw, you have a very lucky lunchbag recipient! That's so cute.

We like a lot of the same tools! Funny how much Fiskateers think alike.

Happy crafting,
Genevieve #839 (fellow bloghop participant)

Shirley said...

Love the project....scissors of course!

CraftyAlice said...

That was pretty what you did to the lunch sack. New fiskateer #7351

Stayce DeWid said...

so very creative!!

Go Orange!
Stayce #2985
www.staycedewid.com

Tona said...

That has to be the prettiest lunch sack I've ever seen! Thanks for the inspiration.
I love my Fiskars border punches & squeeze punces but I couldn't craft withut my Fiskars trimmer.
Tona #4437

pinkyxoxo said...

Very cute project. I think I will make a halloween one for my daughter lunch. She'll be the envy of the lunch table :) I couldn't survive without my fiskars trimmer!
Cheryl #4362

patty w said...

Love the lunch bag! I decorate my kids all the time, but not quite so fancy.

I love my trimmer and all the punches ! border, squeeze..all of them !

Tifany said...

EVERYTHING Fiskars makes is my favorite!
Thanks for the fun stop on the hop!

Tifany #5942

Stephanie said...

very cool bag you made there.
it's hard to say what my favorite Fiskars tool is. The trimmer has to be one, cause without it, not much else can be done. however, I absolutely love my fingertip craft knife, oh and the squeeze punches. My favorite squeeze punch is Gettin' Antsy. I rarely use it, but I love it. it's just so dang cute!

donna maui said...

Punches! Punches, any kind, I'm a punch junkie :D donna m. #7352

Betsy said...

Such a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing with us! I love the apron lace border punch too!

kellystar said...

That bag is just adorable...love that stamp! who wouldn't love getting a gift in that bag (the bag just might be better than the gift). My favorite Fiskars tool is/are my trimmer and micro-tip scissors (since you are making me choose) but really I haven't met a Fiskars tool I haven't liked.

Jennybean said...

loving your project.. and I don't go anywhere without my paper trimmer!

Lesa said...

That is so cute! My favorite product would be my special scissors. Most used is my rotary trimmer and I don't think I could scrap without it.

Connie said...

LOve your style!!! My favorite Fiskara product id the Threading water border punch and the Apron lace. I make up reasons to use these.

jigglipuff7575 said...

Thanks for the blog stop. The bag was great!

Ashani # 4682

Godzoned said...

love that gift bag. what a fab idea

Carol N said...

I love "old blue." That would be my Fiskars trimmer. Can't do much of anything without it. Thanks for the hop stop!

marla said...

What an adorable bag. My favorite fiskars products are my paper trimmer because it is used on ALL my projects but I couldnt live without my border punches either. - Marla#3291

Joanne said...

I love the Fiskars Micro tip scissors. I weave baskets and when I am making my tiny baby one's out of black ash, those are the only scissors that cut like butter! thanks for the chance to win some goodies. This blog hop is fun!

Joanne
#7173

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the project. You want me to pick a favorite Fiskars product..... that is making it hard....lol. It may seem simple but I use the 1" circle punch a lot.

Dot said...

Great idea for those lunch bags! Very creative! I think my favorite tools are the squeeze punches! Any and all of them! They are great! So easy to use!
Dot #6703

Chris C said...

Love what you did with the bag!
My favourite Fiskar tool would have to be my rotary trimmer, I use it on pretty much every tool.

Christine C #2264

Tami B. said...

Love that you used such a yummy ribbon to close the bag. Gorgeous work.

Katherine said...

Love your project! I never thought of edging the top of a bag to make it more decorative - and goodness knows I have TONS of border punches... but my favorite tool from Fiskars are the squeeze punches... right now my current #1 is the witch! :)

Katherine #6847

Katherine said...

Love your project! I never thought of edging the top of a bag to make it more decorative - and goodness knows I have TONS of border punches... but my favorite tool from Fiskars are the squeeze punches... right now my current #1 is the witch! :)

Katherine #6847

Jean said...

Pretty much anything Fiskars is good with me. I do love my punches though.

AngieMSaunders said...

i love my fiskars cutters i have 3 one in desk drawer, one in crop box, and one downstairs in kitchen...hows that for love of the cutter

jackie 4124 said...

Great idea for the bags. Favorite product? huh there are way too many. I guess my border punches.

Bonnie in SC said...

Hi Keely, your dressed up back is darling.

My fav tool is the squeeze punches. I only have one so far but they sure make punching so much easier.

Thanks for the chance in your give away. :)
~Bonnie in SC #7278

Mary said...

Mary #5509
My favorite Fiskars product is my border punches, especially threading waters!

moloneyat said...

Fabulous way to dress up a paper bag Keely!!!
Love your coloured stamp - those copic markers must be fun to use and the border punch is the perfect finish. I love the Fiskars border punches but confess that I LOVE the squeeze punches even more. Thank you for sharing your project with us for the Orange Blog Hop :)
TracyM #6773

Kat said...

So pretty! What a wonderfully, crafty, Fiskateer project. Thanks for sharing your creativity. #6243

NanaBeth said...

Got to be my Ultimate Craft Trimmer. I can finally cut straight lines.
I am awestruck by your coloring on the mermaid-it is amazing!

Donna said...

OH KEELY!! I love this mermaid! My favorite fiskars tool is - it is really hard - I would have to say, my rotary cutter. I use it EVERYTIME I scrap and I recomend it to all my customers. Donna 6036

doverdi said...

Very creative. Great way to dress up those lunch bags. My favorite Fiskars product?? Can I pick more than one. lol I love my cutter, scissors & of course the border & squeeze punch. I couldn't pick just one. lol doverdi #1329

PattiM said...

#2567
Cute idea for the lunch bag! My fav fiskars product is my yellow/green handled scissors that have my fiskateer's # on them.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Jessica said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. Jessica #5319

Paper Patti said...

Love your project! I would have to say my favorite product is my rotary paper trimmer. Without it I couldn't craft.

Patti #3651

michelle said...

Wow what a fun page. . .

Divinity said...

love the use of the fiskar border punch...and you coloured the image just beautifully! :) great project! :)

http://angeladaniels.squarespace.com/ said...

Wowza- your blog is GORGEOUS! Love all the vintage images you have going on. Way cool!

Thanks for sharing,
Angela 009

Colleen said...

My favorite product, I would have to say is either my trimmers or my scissors. I seem to use them on all of my project, but love the punches and other tools also.

beulahmom said...

Border punches! Love your project. Thanks for sharing.

Karee Sue said...

such a lovely project,
my favorite is my fiskar paper trimmer, don't know what I'd do without it.
#3609

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Wonderful job on your project! Thanks for sharing!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Your bag is super cute! My favorite Fiskars tool is my trimmer!!!

Melissa said...

love the card and I love my Fiskars paper trimmer

mikj said...

Love the colors on that card. Favorite Fiskars? My personalized scissors, of course!

~Kim said...

What a great project using brown bags. Ilove my border punches too.


fiskateer 5612

ChangedbyHim said...

Love your use of Fiskars products.

Peg said...

What a cute idea! I love the border punch on the edge. TFS!

karenvonbaron said...

how talented you are! Love your project and your blog.
Karen #4500

MaryNSC said...

O That is a Super Idea I think I got a box of them bags some where In here.. Thank UUUU

goldyfish said...

My favorite product would have to be the threading water border punch. Lucinda #7098

sandyh50 said...

You are so incredibly creative! My fave Fiskars product has to be my trimmer and then the non stick micro scissors.

sandy 4165

Rosalee said...

Awesome looking card Keely. Love the stamped image you chose, it looks beautiful. My favorite craft item is my 12inh paper trimmer. Don't know how I ever scrapped without it.
Hugs, Rosalee #5977

Suz said...

you sure make a brown bag look fab
My fave Fiskars product has to be the border punches