I joined the Your Paper Pantry Upcycle Lunch bag swap for October. It's a Thanksgiving theme. After watching a few videos on Youtube I was inspired to join YPP and sign up for the upcycle lunch bag swap.
Here is my creation:
I used a Vintage Thanksgiving image, burlap fabric, Tim Holtz distressing inks (tea dye, walnut stain, & orange marmalade), organza ribbon trim, leaves rubber stamp, Recollection's rhinestone brad, and my handmade fabric & lace flowers.
I used this Fall leaves paper from the DCWV Autumn mat stack from last year and a sheet of this lovely apricot color cardstock. I found a gratitude quote and printed it out and adhere it to the bag. The quote reads~ Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~William Arthur Ward
I used a foam pumpkin die cut I had in my stash and printed "Happy Autumn," and my info is printed on the back.
Here is a close up my handmade fabric and lace flower. I added the Recollection's orange color rhinestone to the center. I found this beautiful tapestry fabric at my local flea market and thought it would be perfect for creating flowers. I'm so glad I didn't pass it up.
I really enjoy creating this swap. It was a lot of fun. I hope my swap partners will enjoy it. If you enjoy crafting come over and join Your Paper Pantry. Lots of fun swaps to join.