Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #161 - 5 a Day

This week's challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH is "5 a Day" we want you to use fruits or veggies somewhere on your project.

My friend Brandy would be so proud of me for this one...I broke into the Cherry-O papers that I got from her....ohhhhhhh let's see...I think it was 2010?? I love them so much that I have resisted using them...until now.

As of last summer, we now live in the Niagara Region, aka the "Fruit Belt." The area is famous for cherries and peaches. You can get amazingly fresh cherries at the farmers markets and farm stalls around town right now and they are soooooooo good! And it makes good sense to me to buy from  local farmers when you can. 

Hubster's birthday is coming up this week, this past weekend his parents had a family BBQ for his birthday. I made these fun BOX IN A BAG as a little gift for his mom and aunt...what am I going to put in them?? Cherries of course!!

Want to make one for yourself? They are super easy and make such cute little gifts...here's a link to the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers that I always use for these:

Cherry-O paper pack (CTMH)
Red Ribbon - Mini Medley - Tulip (CTMH)
Scalloped border punch (SU)
Tag punch (SU)
Hole punch
Double sided tape

 Visit the SOS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and remember to visit my teammies and show them some crafty love!!

I'd like to enter these into the following challenges:

"Fruit and Veg" challenge at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE CHALLENGE
"Feeling Fruity" challenge at THE CRAFTY CAFE


Barbara Godden said...

Awesome box in a bag, love that paper, you rocked this challenge.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So much for that... I thought you were going to use BRANDY for your 5-a-day topic. I mean brandy is a fruit, right? Especially if you inject it into cherries first.

Anyway, love that cherry paper and your box in a bag creation. I just might have to join in this swap!

Janice said...

Hmm, where did my comment go??? Love your little cherry bags, a very sweet gift. Thanks for playing at an OBAG, Jx

Chris D. said...

Holy moly! These l'il bags are sooooo cute, Donna! That paper is absolutely perfect!

Lindsey said...

Is that bunny new? He's so cute!
And so are your bag-boxes, or box-bags... definitely worth cutting into that paper!

Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, I remember those bags! Aren't they fun? Your paper choice is perfect, and well, yeah, no hoarding allowed here, missy!

Now I want cherries, preferably sour ones.

Jessi Fogan said...

lol, I love the bunny!
And I miss being able to score awesome fruit by the side of the road in the Vancouver area. Lucky we have a good farmers market! These bags are TOO CUTE and I hope you put the cherries in plastic first ;)

lauren bergold said...

holy WOW, now THAT is beyonnnnnnnnnnnnd cooooool! and again i say, "WOW"! :)

Dawn Lancaster said...

Thanks for Feeling Fruity with us at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Carol L said...

I haven't made one of these for a long time, but they still look as cute as they ever did, especially with the cherry paper! Cute stuff!!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe.

Amanda Curtin said...

Great projects and nice to see something other than a card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe!

Sammy said...

Oh they are just adorable, and I loooove cherries! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x