Sunday, February 5, 2012

DT Inspiration--Danielle Flanders

     Papertrey Ink has a challenge on their blog today, based on the designers' favorite projects. You are to choose one project inspired by a DT member and create something using that as your inspiration. My inspiration was Danielle Flanders' glassine bags. I just love these bags. I have them in all three sizes. Danielle was very creative in her thinking outside of the box by using her bags as a party invitation.
 
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    I on the other hand stayed with the traditional use for the bags. Since Valentine's Day is around the corner, I decided to package up some treats for my coworkers.  I never feel comfortable using staples when packaging food. Wanting to use something other than ribbon/twine I decided to use  these mini clothespins.


    With some scraps of paper and doiles, some rhinestones, my heart border die and some valentine stamps, I transformed them into these.

     
         I browsed through all my different dies and valentine/love stamps and made a variety of tags.






Here's the end result of a few of them.





    This is what's inside each bag. (Sorry for the glare from the wrappings)  Chocolate covered cherries are my favorites.

  I made 13 of these bags. My goal was to refrain from using twine, ribbon or buttons. So far so good. I  have three more to make.  Luckily I still have a week until Valentine's Day.   Thank you Danielle for your inspiration. The timing was perfect. Thanks for looking.

9 comments:

Elena said...

Oh, they're all so cute! You've been busy!

Rhonda said...

Great project Carol. Your coworkers are going to feel very spoiled.

Caren B said...

Love the little clothes pins!

ashjoy said...

what cute valentines!

Joyce said...

These are all so sweet. Boy, were you busy today!

Chris Simon said...

These are so sweet. I love that they're all unique. Your coworkers will love you!

Ginger Claire said...

Super cute xx

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are so cute! What fun gifts these will make! Very nice idea and perfect colors and images!!
Hugs, Wendy

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I just had to stop and comment on those little pegs! They are *so* cute and pretty!!! Really love them so much. Cute little Valentines sacks too.

Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog! :o)