Tuesday, April 20, 2010


This is my contribution for this month of April to the 
My Pink Stamper Designers 
Spring Treats.
My partner Jo has her sweet project up too.  
You are going to drool when you see hers, lol.
We are teamed and our week is the 
third week of April, May and June.

(is a small kraft bag you can use for any purpose. 
I am using it here to share some of my flower seeds with my neighbor).

Back to Basics 
is an One Inch Bag from the TBBM cricut cartridge. You can find this bag on page #128 of the cartridge handbook.

---cut at w11 x h5.75 inches using a Martha Stewart cardstock in kraft color.

---the two shapes (called card 1) are from the sentimental cricut cartridge on page #65.
One is cut at w4.25 x h3.4 and the other one is cut at w4.5 x h3.5 inches. the brown shadow shape cardstock is from DCWV Green stack and the green color shape is from the paper studio/pink armadillo small stack.

---the back to basics phrase is also from the sentimental cricut cartridge on page #40 and cut at w2.5 x h3.5 inches. the shadow cardstock is an MS kraft cs again and the blue patterned paper is from colorbok/friendly forest. i used my white gelly roll pen from sakura to add some dot doodles to the letters.

---the red flower is from the stamping solutions cricut cartridge, #20 on the overlay pad and cut at 1 inch.

---the green gem is from my stash, lol and the red dotted ribbon from american crafts. the whole project was inked and the flower was popped with foam adhesive.

---the small tags are from TBBM cut at 1.75-1.50 inches high and the sentiment and mini flower on them are from my pink stamper clear rubber stamps, simply sweet occasions set.

***my idea on this back to basics bag is to put some packets of my gardening/flower/herbs seeds in it and give it as a Spring Treat Gift. the seed packets shown on the photo are from a template you can find on the web (gardenandcraftsdotcom). You can modif
y this bag and embellish it for any other season/holiday as needed.


This other small bag was made with birds in mind. 
(I love my wild birds and I feed them all year long).
You can use it for any other purpose too and both can be change to suit your needs.
I hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions about my projects please do not hesitate to use the 

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the support you give me.



  1. Both bags are SO AWESOME!!! Of course I loooove the gift bag of seeds :) I especially like how you used the kraft cardstock - so Eco chic looking ;)

  2. I love your projects ... how sweet of you to remember the birds! I have a dove nesting in the shrubbery outside my kitchen window. She's such a joy to watch ... can't wait for the babies to hatch!!

    Jo xx

  3. wow where do you come up with all these wonderful ideas? I love them :)

  4. Great projects FD!! Really cute.


  5. These bags are just darling! So much detail. You did an excellant job.

  6. Love these...the first one would make a good guy card..colors an layout..I love the bird one so colorful..great Job!!!

    Hugs, Sheena

  7. Oh so creative! And cute, cute, cute! Love them BOTH!!! You were even thinking of me weren't you? Cuz' I noticed you left detailed instructions. LOL! Gosh, its so nice to have those! Thank you for taking the time to do that. And for sharing these gorgeous projects. You amaze me my friend!

  8. OMG, these are FABULOUS Agnes! You totally rocked this challenge. Love the colors! xxD

  9. Both bags are simply beautiful! Just LOVE your work!!! Lucky neighbour, too! ;-)

  10. My friend, you totally rock!!! These bags are awesome!!! I don't know where your ideas are coming from but I say wherever it is just let it keep on flowing!!! I'm being so inspired and motivated to go-go-go everytime I visit you!!!

    Keep up the great projects!!!

    Hugs and kisses!

  11. Love both bags :-) But the colours & shapes in the back to basics bag are sooooooo cool loving that MS kraft card stock ! Have a great week !

  12. Just to cute, love the bags, amazing work...TFS

  13. Oh these are gorgeous! I love them both and wonderful use of so many carts!

  14. Loved these bags and I have this cartridge have to try on

  15. I so love these bags, I think they both came out awesome, just love everything about them, great job!!

  16. Agnes, these are wonderful, but that back to basics set is FANTASTIC! It blew me away. I like the bird bag too. I like feeding the birds too. Save up all my bread scraps and take them to the park. Great project!!

  17. Agnes

    What a wonderful project, I love the blue with the birds to sweet and the back to is so very simple and rustic one of my fav's in designs I saw these and said to myself"hey, these will be great for Earth Day gift bags " I just love it with the bird seed to sweet TFIM

  18. I love those colors and polka dots in your Back to Basics bag. . .it reminds me of Mary Engelbright!

  19. This is adorable!!! I JUST LOVE SUMMER! Thank you for entering our Summer Challenge at http://shesasassylady.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-love-love-love-summer-challenge-enter.html where you might win a free cartridge!


Have a fun day!!!