Good morning my wonderful crafty friends!
I was so happy and surprised that our
Americana Chickens began laying yesterday and
we found our first GREEN EGG!
My hubby and I were outside feeding the chickens together
last night and we opened the coop together and both
did a little gasp and squeal of excitement.
I have had many questions about these green eggs
and they are perfectly edible and just like any other egg.
OK remember I told you I was going to make a vintage
brown bag tutorial yesterday? Well, many attempts later
I figured it out and here it is.
This is the LO I used as inspiration *from yesterday*
because a friend sent me a vintage ad brown bag last
week and I wanted to figure out how to make my own.
Now I started with a regular CHEAP lunch bag
you can get a pack of 50 for like 2.00.
I wanted to get the smaller flatter bags but let's be honest
they were like 6.00! LOL I am frugal so I went with
the lunch bag.
With the lunch bag it does take 2 bags I will warn ya.
You have to cut the front out of one bag
leaving about 1-2" around the entire thing.
I tried to cut it 6X12 using ONLY the front but
the printer did not like those dimensions, as much as I tried
and I am pretty good with my computer/printer.
So for anyone who is not real techie this is the way to go.
I also suggest you iron of really flatten the paper you cut.
Now here it is after I printed it, but let me take a minute to tell you
how I printed it. I used Photoshop CS , you could use any photo
WORD program and collage any free vintage ad images you find online
Here is the 2 I made and here is the place I found my images
Feel FREE to use mine, but please not for publication in
magazines. And please if you do send them my way :)
I collaged the images, these are 1940's but you can
certainly find older and any style you want!
This blog here had AMAZING VINTAGE images
Especially if you wanted a little older style.
Anyways, after you make your collage or find one
and print it onto the paper, you will then glue it onto
the front of a full bag. DO NOT USE WET GLUE. You know
my stand by glue does not work. Not only does it bleed into
the paper because the paper is thin but it dries oddly.
I strongly suggest Glue Glider Pro or Scotch ATG Gun
those won't bleed or crack later, I found the other
glues I tried ended up bleeding or cracking.
Now this is how it looked when I was finished, you
can see I used a zig zag pair of Exacto Scissors to trim off the top.
You will lose maybe 2" off the top.
Those Exacto scissors I received yesterday in my
BZZ Agent kit for testing new products.
They are actually really cool!
Did you know Exacto made deco scissors? I had no clue!
Have you tried them? Do you like them?
Anyways that's how you make your own vintage brown bag
Pinky Style hahaha!
Hope you found this tutorial useful and try it.
If you do PLEASE let me know and please
tell your friends you found it right here!
OK on to the TIM HOLTZ SIGNED EMBOSSING folders
Randomly drawn from random.org
Look at you! Aren't you the bomb!! Sounds like a fun technique!! :)
one winner because I know there are always like 60-100 comments
I am so sorry and I always try to get great prizes to give away.
So please don't get discouraged.
And companies do approach me to do giveaways,
I always leave my blog open for that just for YOU!
I really appreciate and love the support! :)
~Happy Sunday Y'all!~
~Have a wonderful day~