Sunday, April 25, 2010

Papertrey April Blog Hop~ Tissue!


Woo Hoo! April, and that means spring, is finally here for us! Thing is, Spring for me means lots of events during the month; this week was our anniversary, today is DD#1's birthday, and tomorrow is DH's birthday! Luckily, we generally don't celebrate our anniversary and birthday's, so that leaves a little birthday event for Alex. So, this afternoon I needed to create a gift bag to hold one of her gifts, and since it is all about the baby this year, and since baby Wes' 'theme' is forest animals, I did up her bag using the leftover paper from his shower invites.
Now jump to the Blog Hop challenge this month- use tissue. I have lots of different colors, and well, since it's spring and the fruit trees are gong to bloom, and a tree might work, and I had some dark green tissue... well...here you go!

Makes me smile just to see that little owl, lol, and I am not an owl person! I cut a piece of tissue into fourths, then folded each one into fourths, then used a decorative edge scissor to cut them into layered rounds. Squished them a bit, layered them and pinched together, then stapled them together at the pinch. I folded the stapled area flat, and attached to the patterned paper with glue dots.


The tree trunk is the new tree bark stamps done in Dark Chocolate. The owl is from a Martha Stewart embellishments package. The little bird is a brad from Doodle... Doodle...Doodle something. After it was all together and tied with twine, I decided the tree needed a bit more, so I glued on some tiny flowers, and also took the scissors and cut long slits into the tissue here and there.
There are some million dollar cloth diaper covers int here, in case you are wondering, lol!!
Have fun on the hop!!

42 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This is adorable! I love how you used the tissue for the tree top!!! Super duper idea and so cute!

Jennifer Carter said...

I never would have thought to make a tree with the tissue! What a great idea!! Cute!

Anika said...

Love this, Beth! How fun to make a big tree, rather than a flower! Way to be creative!

Courtney Baker said...

Fabulous idea!

Sara Mac said...

So cute Beth. What a great idea! I was just going to post a link for you in the forum in case you didn't make it, but I see you just posted.

Keva said...

Well, now this is the cutest bag I have seen. I love the attention to detail on this card!!

sofia said...

It's such a clever project!!! I love it!!!

Emm said...

What a great idea!

Rose said...

Beth this bag is beyond cute !!! Love it ! Definitely the most inventive use of tissue paper !

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Very cool project!

Amy said...

Oh, I just love this! Will def. be casing this idea--hope you don't mind!

Jessica said...

So cute Beth! I love that big tree.

Cammie said...

Beth, what a clever idea and great tree!

Christi said...

super cute! I really love how you embellished the tree top with brads and a birdie. Such attention to detail!

sillyleann said...

What a cool tree!!! Wow, great creativity!

~kelly marie~ said...

Love this so much! That tree is awesome!

Deb C said...

Oh Beth, amazing as usual. Love the tree!!!

peggysue said...

What a clever idea that little tree is and now I'm going to have to search for a Martha Stewart owl, I think they're cute.

Pam W. said...

Oh my goodness. This is sooo cute and clever!

Kelly S. said...

That tree is sooo flippin cute! What a great idea for a gift bag!!!! Love the owl and the patterned paper you chose for the background, too!

Nerina said...

woooohooooo Beth!! is that ever CUUUUUUUUTE! I love the little owl detail - totally genius!

BethieJ said...

Beth this is so CUTE! What a FUN idea!!!
Happy Hopping!

Diane Jaquay said...

OMG, LOVE that tree!!! So creative Beth!!

Lorraine said...

Oh I love your tree! So creative!

Mariana said...

Oh this is soo fun, I love that tree!!

Maureen said...

Oh, my!!!! This is so unique!!! I love all the fun details, right down to that sweet little blue bird :)

resmith said...

What a cute idea! I never would have thought of this.

Cari said...

Aw, a tree! What a great idea!

Baseret said...

This is sooo cute Beth! I love the little birdie in your tree too!Clever idea.

Liz said...

Beth, this is adorable!! I love how full the tree is! And since it's on a gift bag, no worries about smooshing it :)

Amy said...

What a great idea with tissue!! Thanks for playing along!

mamareebs said...

Beth, this is so cute! I love the detail of the bird in the tree. Great project!

Barbara said...

What a FUN gift bag decoration, Beth! I love it!

Jackie Pedro said...

So Ca-Yute!!! What a clever way to use tissue!

Laurie said...

Beth this is adorable! Love the little owl! :)

Terri said...

Love it! What a great way to use the tissue. Hope your daughter had a happy birthday too!

Marge said...

Too darn cute!!!

Shay said...

So darn cute! I love owls and the tissue paper tree is so clever. Happy birthday to your daughter and husband.

megspaulding said...

Beth, that is super fabulous! Love, love the tree with the poofy leaves! So clever and fun!

Linda W said...

Well it's Wed. afternoon and I'm still hoppin'! The bag really made me smile!! I think you win for mega flower. Seriously, it's fabulous and I love the little bluebird. What a great way to give a gift. The bag is a gift in itself!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Cute! I'm doing a late blog hopping. Love how you add the bird & berries on the tree. Cute!

Taheerah said...

Very cool Beth, I love how full that tissue tree looks!