Friday, 17 June 2016

Mint Striped Gift Bag for JAI #316

 Happy Friday everyone and welcome! It's been a chilly week. Winter - cold, wet, short days....on Tuesday we will have the Shortest Day and - hooray as that is the beginning of the countdown til Spring with the days getting longer again :-)

And we have a brand new challenge at Just Add Ink for you to enjoy. Patrice has suggested a fabulous theme for us all to use - to Just Add.....Stripes! There are so many ways you can use stripes in your crafting!!  Our lovely team have created amazing samples to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop over and have a look.

This was my first play with the new Sunshine Sayings stamp and matching Thinlits.  I finally decided on Mint Macaron striped DSP for the bag and also oadopted some "stripes" for the tag greeting. This was a new colour combo for me too and is one I might explore again :-)


With all the lovely silver, photography was a bit tricky. The "sun" is cut with the Sunburst Framelit and trimmed. Next,  I stamped a few of the "brushstrokes" image that comes with the set in pinks and used the flower framelit to cut through it and added a silver version offset slightly. To create the Mambo twine I pulled apart some of the Mambo and Black twisted twine that came in a combo pack. 

Card stock: Melon  Mambo, Whisper  White, Basic Black, Silver Foil
Designer Series Paper: Pop of Pink,  It's My Party Stack (retired)
Inks: Versamark, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo,  Mint Macaron
Stamps: Sunshine Sayings
Accessories: Big Shot: Mini Treat Bag Framelit, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sunburst Framelit, White EP,  Melon Mambo Striped Twine (Bakers Twine Combo pack - retired), Black Twine, Brights Enamel Shapes 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop over to Just Add Ink and see the cards our fabulous team have created to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create using stripes this week too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. l love this Jan, especially the continuity of the sentiment...Very cute and so feminine. xx xx

  2. What a classy ensemble Jan! I love how you used the flower die cut on both your bag and card - it looks stunning cut from silver foil too! xxx

  3. Just beautiful, Jan - and what a lovely colour combination. This card in a bag is a special gift in itself.

  4. Well this is a gorgeous little gift package. I LOVE the colour combo you've chosen, Jan - I think I might have to try it too. I got these dies, but decided I didn't need the stamp set as well. Hmmmm now I'm not so sure. xxx

  5. Thank you so much lovely ladies! xx

  6. Love love the bag & card set. The colours and flower & words are feminine, classy & cheerful. - Katerina