Thursday, August 17, 2017

NEW Ai Blocks at Hobby Lobby! PLUS Challenge 215 Orange & Purple

Hello, Ai Fans!
Fall is just around the corner! Swing by your local Hobby Lobby to find THREE new Art Impressions wood mounted stamps for your autumn paper crafting! Our "Haunted House" block is perfect for spooky salutations, and our "Halloween" block adds a playful touch this October! Send sweet thankful greetings with our harvest-themed "Filled with Thanks" block! Each of our Hobby Lobby wood mounted stamps feature full-color images to inspire your coloring. Grab yours at your local Hobby Lobby! 

Diane is here to share a fantastic Halloween Treat bag! Check it out!

Hello Ai friends!  Today I am sharing how I made a little treat bag with the new Hobby Lobby 4783- Haunted House block.  The Ai images turn a simple bag into one that is totally unique and fun to give (or receive!).

First, cut TWO 6x6 squares of double-sided patterned paper.  Then score each @ 1/2, 1 1/2, and 2 1/2".  Turn it 90 degrees to the right and score again at 1 1/2".

Cut the small rectangle from the bottom left corner and discard.  Then cut the 2 1/2" vertical scored line up to the 1 1/2" horizontal line.

Turn it 180 degrees and mark the bottom of the bag @ 1" and 2 1/2". Score from each mark to the corner of that rectangle.

Flip the paper over and fold those scored lines to create the bottom flap.  (It helps to tape or glue the flaps down.)  *Now repeat those first steps on the second piece.

Fold all scored lines and apply strong tape to the 1/2" flaps on each piece. (place the tape on the side which will be the outside of the bag)

Adhere each 1/2" flap to the opposite side of the other 6x6 piece to assemble the bag.  Fold in the bottom flaps and adhere.
Note- you can cut a 2 x 3 1/2" piece of cardstock to place inside the bottom of the bag to make it nice & sturdy.

Next, mark both sides 1/2" down and 1/2" in from each top corner.  Use these marks as a guide to adhere ribbon handles with eyelets or brads.  Cut two pieces of 10" to 12" of ribbon for the handles.  If using eyelets, slip the ribbon through and knot each end.

Now the bag is assembled.  Stamp, color, and cut out your favorite Ai images to add to the front!  I colored the cute Haunted House with Copic markers.

The finished bag is 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2" deep.

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite Ai stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Orange & Purple” Challenge!
Happy stamping!

Wow, Diane! Love this sweet bag and how you've used those bold oranges and purples! Join our challenge! This one is a color challenge, we want to see how you pair these juxtaposed colors together! You do not have to create a Halloween card, but we do want to see you use Orange and Purple! It's easy to join our challenge, simply upload your card photo online and link to it using our InLinkz. As always, Top Spot wins a prize pack and two honorable mentions win a stamp set of their choice!

Here are the Challenge Rules:
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Let's recognize the winner from last week's Showered with Love challenge!

Top Spot Goes to...

Congrats, Beverly! We love your sweet and clean Baby Boy card featuring our Easter Blessings set! Such a wonderful transformation of an "Easter" set for another occasion! Email to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

Congrats, you two! Lisa, what a wonderful celebratory card you've created with our Love Spinner! Perfect for celebrating a bridal shower! And Katie, we love your coordinating baby shower card and gift tags! Such a sweet use of our Welcome Little One MTF! You two, email with your address and select a stamp set of your choice for a prize!

Thank you to everyone who joined our challenge! We hope you and your friends will be back with our Orange & Purple challenge!


Cynthia said...

Congrats to this week's winners! Orange & Purple sound like a fun combo. Looking forward to playing along this week.

Lisa Lynn said...

Thanks so much for choosing one of my cards as the Honorable Mention, and congrats to all the other winners. Great inspiration on the Orange and Purple - can't believe that Halloween is coming up so quickly.

Dot J Freel said...

That treat box is the cutest! Going to try that one. Looks like I need to visit my Hobby Lobby.

Sharon Caudle said...

This is so cute, Diane!!!! What a great way to give a Halloween treat!! Love it!

Jil Lebel said...

I love how this bag came out. It's so festive! Jil