Tuesday, September 2, 2014

don't crimp my style! :)

this week at shopping our stash not only do we have one of the best titles EVER, we're also celebrating texture-- which you know i ♥LOVE♥-- this time in the form of corrugated cardboard, crimped paper or cardstock, or even rickrack, which you have to admit kind of looks like crimped ribbon, doesn't it?! i went with corrugated cardboard, which i think makes the PERFECT base for a papercrafty cupcake:

(plain kraft bag from michaels; scrap of smaller gauged corrugated cardboard saved from some packaging; patterned paper: bam pop, american crafts, basic grey, crate, sei, 7 gypsies; foam thickers: american crafts; flat alphabet stickers: recollections; heart die: cuttlebug; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

you'll have sussed that this is the bag which will contain nephew matthew's birthday gifts. at the moment, his main present is still being crocheted, but i am nearly done. i need to sew all the crocheted bits together, which i'll admit is *NOT* my favorite part of the process. actually, i'm not sure i know a knitter or crocheter who loves that part, which in yarncraft lingo is called "finishing". it's not that it's difficult, it's just fussy; and it absolutely ALWAYS takes elebenty times longer than one thinks it will. worth it in the end, though, so i'd better get myself in gear before the big day of september 19th!

meanwhile, why not check out the delightful "crimpy" projects my SOS teammates have made for your delight, while you're there you can start planning your own!


  1. Will you be my aunt, PLEASE?!?!

    Wonderful bag. Love the design of it. Can't wait to see what you made to go in it!

  2. What an awesome bag...it's seriously a gift!

  3. Great job! You're right about using the cardboard for the cupcake bottom-- perfect!

  4. Crimped just right! Love your bag Lauren and know your nephew will too....and love the inside even more.
    Cute sentiment with a precious cupcake and bird!
    Love it.

  5. Nice bag, Lauren. Love the delightful scene you created. That cupcake is perfect! Love it all!


  6. Fab gift bag!! Your nephew will love it!! OK I totally wanna know what's going in the bag that you crocheted!! Ya I am THAT nosey :)

  7. You are the QUEEN of decorated bags. And yes, the cardboard is poifect for the cupcake base!

  8. Wow! Love your super cool bag! Looks so neat and fun! So creative!

  9. This is so much fun, although I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at your delicious cupcake!! What a great project and perfect use of the corrugated cardboard! :)

  10. So totally perfect for a cupcake liner! Genius. And what Jan said - will you be my auntie too??


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