August 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop

Morning everybody,

This is a schedule post as I will be still sleeping or just about getting out of bed at this time. Yesterday was one exhausting day after my daughter had a surgery. Nothing major. Still its was a nervous time in there.She had  mucoseles removed from her mouth. But all is well! Aditi is at home, talking and eating but tired and exhausted! Anyway, why I said all this is because, I did not have time to think about today’s blog hop project. So my project this month is simple.

This month’s blog hop is: 
In honor of school going back into session everywhere, we thought it would be fun to issue a Brown Bag
Challenge.  We want to see what you can do to dress up, alter, change an ordinary brown lunch bag into
a paper crafting work of art.  You could modify it to become a gift bag with handles, create a card base
by folding it in half (complete with a slide out tag), add a window to it or whatever else you can dream up.
 After the hop is though, we should all have plenty of inspiration to help us create amazing projects with
inexpensive brown bags!  We look forward to seeing your creations!
Here are my projects:

“Brown paper packages tied up with strings……These are a few of my favourite things…” lol!
These are  typically my children’s lunch bags which I have modified as gift bags for cupcakes and  craft supplies. I love brown paper bags. They are kind of cute when dressed up. Not hip but just right!
Sorry about the photos, I made them last night at 10.00PM and lighting is not very good. If sun is out tomorrow, I will try and take photos under sunlight and replace these.
Edited: I have since replaced the photos with ones taken under sunlight.
Now off  to hop and see what eveybody has done with brown bags.
Have a great day and happy hopping!


  1. These are really cute! Especially like the one with the brown/cream striped ribbon!

  2. Great packaging! My favorite is the cupcake one with that big lovely striped ribbon!

  3. Everything is better when dressed up in “brown paper packages tied up with string…” especially these pretties! Love that big brown ribbon!

  4. You did a great job of dressing up these bags. Who wouldn't want to get a gift packaged in one of these?

  5. These will make awesome gift bags Gayatri! I just love them!

  6. super cute gift bags!!!

  7. Both are just fabulous!

  8. Two of my favorite things, notions and dessert! Your bags are just BEAUTIFUL Gayatri!

  9. Beautiful!!
    Love them both.

  10. Your embellished bags are beautiful! Love the matching tags for your bags!

  11. Sometimes simple is sweet and you have added just the right touches to these bags! I especially like the second one because, yes, dessert should be eaten first!

  12. Both of these cuties are tons of fun.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  13. Simple is good, Gayatri… and I love a dressed up brown bag, too!

  14. your stamping and coloring is so awesome… love all your ribbon too 😀

  15. Great coloring! Hope your daughter feeels like herself soon!

  16. I always want to eat dessert first!! Send some get well wishes to your daughter!!!

  17. Oh hope your daughter feels better soon! Your projects are so sweet…love the bright colors on the button bag and the fun layout on the second one!

  18. so cute. and you made two! i love the cupcake one and would love a little cupcake inside too 🙂

  19. Both of these are so awesome!

  20. such great projects…i'd love to receive a gift that looked like that:)

  21. Gayatri these are both DARLING!! You did a GREAT job on both!
    Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!

  22. These are both FABULOUS!!!

  23. These are so cute! I really love how you made the cupcake tag by staggering the images. I'm going to have to try that.

  24. Beautiful creations! I especially love the cupcake one, that ribbon is great!

  25. Nicely dressed up brown paper bags, both are great!

  26. Great line from the Sound of Music song! Lots of pretty gift bags to look at and I love yours with the matching tags.

  27. BOTH are wonderful gift bags! I especially love the cupcake 😉

  28. No need to buy wrapping paper ever again- you've got some great gift bags right here. Lovely!

  29. Love your bags, especially the cupcake one!

  30. absolutely gorgeous! I love the bright fun colors and the details you added to the tags

  31. They are both very cute. I especially like the cupcake one though! Glad your daughter's surgery went well.

  32. I just love how you dressed up your bags!!! Way cute!!!!

  33. What fabulous tags! I really love the colors you used and the way you layered your images.

  34. I love your gift bags, Gayatri! You did a fabulous job!

  35. I love your bags, the bags themselves! They have a certain shine to them that make them even more appealing than the dull brown one we have. Your decorations are great! I love the first for a crafty friend. And what child (of any age) wouldn't love the second? Great job! And glad everything went well with your daughter.

  36. What yummy projets you have here, Gayatri!

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