Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Shopping Our Stash #197 - Lost and Found - One More Brown Bag Project

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
The Team over at Shopping Our Stash is challenging you to use something that you have rediscovered!  It could be something you lost or it could be something you forgot you owned.  Be sure to let us know what has be Lost and Found!

I continue to work on my Recipe Book and as I complete some elements, I will show them here.  I have rediscovered a lot of things while rummaging around in my stash looking for "Kitchen, Cooking, or Food" related items.  My greatest discovery, has been Ephemera.  I used to buy a lot of it when I first started crafting.  But, as with so many trends, I stopped using it until I started following Tammy Tutterow's blog and saw how she used emphemera to add interest to her projects.

 Lost and Found items on this project are "The Mason Jar and Mailing Label Ephemera"
One of the sections in my recipe book is "Brown Bag Lunches" and it occured to me that it would be very appropriate to use a brown paper bag as the index page for this section.
I actually lost the Mason Jar ephemera piece.  Thankfully, I found another in the package.
 Recipes are stored inside the bag and there is a place on the back for notes.
The spoons were cut from a Sizzix/Hampton Art
 (Framelit For Graphic 45) set I had totally forgotten.
The Stencil is Heidi Swapp's Square Lattice

The neat thing about this project is that you can recreate it and use it to share recipes.  
This is a small lunch bag.  My finished bag is 7 1/2" x 4 1/4 "
I cut about 1/2 inch off the top of the bag because I wanted to cut my own thumb pull.

Thanks for stopping by!  I look forward to seeing your projects in our challenge.  I know many interesting Lost items will be Found and put to good use!
Challenges Entered:
Through The Craftroom Door  - Anything Goes
PaperTake Weekly - Words, Words, Words
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (Monthly Challenge, 3E)
All Crafts Challenge  - Anything But A Card