Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fa-BOO-Lous Guest Designer: Muslin Bags

Hooray! Thanks for joining me here at the Fa-BOO-Lous Halloween Inspiration Week party hosted by Tamara from Happy Life, Crafty Wife!

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I feel so excited that I'm a part of this! Whoo-hoo! 

I've got TWO posts up today, with two giveaways, so make sure that you visit both! :) Here's the other one!

Today - we're showcasing some Fa-BOO-Lous cotton muslin (like canvas)bags from State Line Bag Co.  (Please also go 'like' their FB page and let them know I sent ya!)  These bags are PERFECT for 'customizing' into pretty much anything! You can stamp on it, sew on it, iron-on transfer it, draw on it, paint on it, whatever your little (or big) heart desires!

You can use these to put a little gift inside, use them for favours, or for your craft projects... which you know have endless possibilities!

So, being on a Unity Stamp Company design team, I, of course had to STAMP on it! Surprise, surprise! There's a super cute stamp set that inspired me to make the bag!

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Cute, right? A simple plain bag turns into this... so fun!

I stamped a witch hat onto another canvas, stitched onto a black burlap to make a little tag. I find that the black Memento ink stamps onto the canvas the best.  Other ink that I've tried looks faded, and hard to see the images. This was attached to the bag with an eyelet. Oh, and if you see, I pulled out the 'regular' string that comes as a part of the bag, and replaced it with licorice twine :P

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I wanted 'Trick or Treat' to be my main caption, so I stitched a layer of natural burlap behind it to make it pop.

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I love that little spider hanging down from the top... looking mischievous with those googly eyes!

At the bottom corner of the bag, is my usual clustering of the buttons... and washi tape adhered and just completes the look! See that pretty orange star flair button? That's from Paper Play Studio - talented Tamara's flair button shop!

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Oh, and I put a button though the twine drawstring... just added to the cuteness!

Here's the stamp set I used, in case you're interested! {That's creepy...}

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See how fun it is to dress up a bag? Here's a chance for you to WIN some bags for you to CUSTOMIZE them!

Now, onto some fun!

Here's a giveaway from Happy Life, Crafty Wife's blog today... go leave some love for your chance to win!

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There's a Fright Night Friends stamp set from My Thoughts Exactly (did you know that I used to design for that company? They make amazing stamps!), bags from State Line Bag Co, We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon and $10 Gift Card to Paper Play Studio! Would't you LOVE To win this?

Be sure to 'like' her FB page as well, if you haven't done so! You're missing out! :)

There's also a 'Ghostess with a Mostess' challenge going on over at Tamara's blog - be sure to link up any projects that have GHOST for your chance to win another amazing package!

...AND I will also be giving away 25 of the 5x7 bags from State Line Bags Co.  I will be drawing a random winner from comments here next Monday, and the bags will be shipped to you directly from the company.

Thanks for stopping by... have a crafty day!... Oh, and if you haven't been to my other post yet - I have a giveaway for $10 SVG Cuts gift card!

51 comments:

  1. Here from Tamara's blog, isn't she hilarious? And amazingly talented!! These bags are so darn cute!!!! They'd be REALLY cute for treat bags for my son's 3rd grade class, great idea. Thanks for sharing. ;-)

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  2. Thienly, I love the bag! You never cease to amaze me!

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  3. Love all the stamping and the burlap accents - such a fun little gift bag.

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  4. I LOVE your awesome bag!!The stamping, the burlap you added...all the extra embellishments...Simply amazing!!! I have yet to try these and would love the chance to win some!!
    Thanks so sharing this great halloween project!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Thienly! Loving the bag! Thanks for a chance to win some!

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  6. oh.my. GOODNESS these are ADORABLE! :)

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  7. this are to freakin cute for words...


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  8. Totally adorable....fingers crossed...would love to use these for a class project at the school for Fall... Thank you for the chance to win!

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  9. These are so cute! Love how the stamping looks on them!

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  10. putting crafty to a 'whole new level'. love these little bags. i gotta get me some...well, mabye, a whole bunch!

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  11. very cute and so creative!! love it!

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  12. These are so cute! I love the bags they are perfect for many uses! Thanks for a chance to win! (craftyabbey@gmail.com)

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  13. So stinkin cute! Thanks for the opportunity to be lucky enough to receive these bags ... so many possibilities!
    1218themen@gmail.com

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  14. This is the cutest thing I have seen in awhile…very cleaver…thanks for sharing!!!

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  15. Your bag is so cute! Thanks for the tip about the memento ink...also thanks for the chance to win some of these bags!

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  16. THIS IS AMAZING THIENLY.... I love what you did with the bags.. so easy to make a ton of them !! You totally ROCK these projects !! thanks for sharing.

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  17. Really cute!!! I love the spider!!!
    thanks for sharing!

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  18. You're so cute AND talented so I had to post today given my LOVE for ALL things Halloween and this bag is the best!!! ;-)

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  19. Your Halloween bag is so cute! You are so talented.

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  20. Those bags are sooooo cute! What great halloween treat ideas! would also be fun as birthday party loot bags that you could have the kids decorate themselves.

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  21. Your bag is amazing!! I just love that Ippity stamp set!

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  22. These are adorable!!! great idea for special goodies!

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  23. These are ridiculously adorable! Love them,thanks for the inspiration and giveaway!

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  24. That bag is way too cute! I would love to win one!

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  25. Too CUTE!! Great idea and love how you replace the drawstring with the twine and stamped on the canvas bag

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  26. Very ca~ute Thienly!!! I would love to win!!!

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  27. That is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Wow! I have always liked your work Thienly .. This is so cute!

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  29. These are adorable! I would love to win one!!!!

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  30. I love this bag! Super cute!

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  31. What a great bag!! I had to laugh at Tamara's blog post- and I am a huge fan of both of you - not sure about smelling anyone hair's though:-)

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  32. Great job on the treat bag! Adorable with all the details you added... the buttons and twine, and the stamped canvas, etc. All the special touches!
    DeniseB

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  33. Thienly, I am always in awe with your creations! Love this halloween bag! It's just perfect! Hugs to you girl!!! Debra

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  34. Thienly,

    Your little treat bag is fabulous!!! :) I love all the details and the way you stamped on canvas! It came out GREAT!!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  35. Love your bag - the stamps worked perfect on there and your embellishments are great!

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  36. This Halloween
    Treat bag is
    Too
    Cute!
    I love the stamped images on there, as well as the button on the twine. Talk about the perfect added touch! Such wonderful giveaways going on. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  37. wow! i love everything about that project! i was looking for an idea for my childs class. i think i found it!
    daladypej@aol.com

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  38. Cute use of the stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. So cute! The stamps are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa
    bee13bo@hotmail.com

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  40. Absolutely fell in love with your cute bags...I see me doing this for all the ghouls and tricksters that will be coming around for the Halloween block party. WOW. I may not do as great a job, but I surely can stamp at it....LOL!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~Sandra V.
    http://OhMyScraps2U.blogspot.com

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  41. So beautiful Thienly! I love how you stamped on the bags. These Unity Stamps are the cutest for sure!

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  42. Love, love it. :-) The burlap accents are my favorite! And the stamping came out so good, I would never have thought stamping on a canvas bag would look so crisp.

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  43. These are adorable, would love to win.

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  44. Love the bags! These would make great gifts for my students.

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  45. As always, you are extremely clever. Love the bag!

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  46. Love the burlap that you used with the bag. Good to know that the Memento ink works best on canvas. Saves me from having to experiment with ink. Thanks for the chance to win some of those cute bags to decorate.

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  47. Love this idea..so great for gifts!

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