Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hawaiian Grand Vacation Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hawaiian Grand Vacation Blog Hop!  I am so excited to be a part of the hop this month.  You may be coming from Georgia Giguere's blog.  Love the card she created!  

My project was inspired by the packages our pillow gifts came in on the Hawaiian trip- crumb cake bags with cute tags.  It is such fun to go back to your hotel room after an evening out and see what pillow gift has been left for us!  

I took the packaging a step farther and added a large flower, a bit of Bermuda Bay for a pop of color, some ribbon and a bit of gold. 

My flower is created using the white filter sheets, the four smallest sizes of the floral frames collection and my Big Shot.  Hadn't used the filter sheets before - they are fun and super easy to use!  I cut two of each size - and used my Stampin' Up! stapler to hold all the layers together.  I then squeezed and scrunched each layer to create the flower.  Super easy...... and to attach this to my bag - I used Sticky Rounds.  Don't miss these in the catalog - they are great for large flowers like the one I created. 

Here's a close up of the flower - 

To finish my project, I added the ribbon and sequins.  The Bermuda Bay leaves were punched with the bird builder punch.   I have shared the products used in my project - scroll all the way to the end of the post to see them!  

Please check back tomorrow as I will have a video on how to re-create this flower! 

To continue on our hop,please click on either button below!

Our next stop on the hop is Vanessa Webb

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  Here's the full hop list- click on anyone's name to visit their blog!  

Blog hop list 1. Louise Sharp 2. Sandi MacIver 3. Kylie Bertucci 4. Selene Kempton 5. Connie Stewart 6. Dena Rekow 7. Rose Marie Coleman 8. Shannean Moncrief 9. Sharon Armstrong 10. Marelle Taylor 11. Betty Button 12. Connie Babbert 13. Ann Craig 14. Kim Gavarra 15. Renee Kohnke 16. BJ Peters 17. Alisa Tilsner 18. Alison Solven 19. Kelly Acheson 20. Linda Higgins 21. Karina Chin 22. Jacque Williams 23. Lynsay Mahon 24. Georgia Giguere 25. Laura Milligan 26. Vanessa Webb 27. Cynthia Millan 28. Genevieve Ko 29. Janet Wakeland

Supplies used on my project are listed below - please email me if you have any questions about my project.  I'm always happy to answer questions!

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  1. Lovely Laura! The white flower contrasts so beautifully with all the other colours. . . love love love the project. Mahalo Shanni

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  3. Love your bag Laura! You are SO talented. I just love seeing your art!

  4. So pretty, vintage and beautiful! I love it!

  5. So beautiful Laura! I love vintage designs and this is perfect!

  6. So pretty and elegant! TFSxxx

  7. Love the colors - pretty package like that is the gift - no one would want to open it.

  8. I love the gold and Bermuda bay and white combo!!

  9. Oh Laura - I love how you stepped up the crumb cake packaging with the gold to turn it into a to-die-for elegant bag!! And your flower has such fullness and body I feel liek I am back in Hawaii!. Hope your weekend is terrific! God Bless, ~Cynthia <><

  10. So elegant . Love the gorgeous flower and sequin trim.