Design It Monday ~ {It’s in the Bag!}

Hello and welcome to another installment of Design It Monday! I have a fun project using one of the Plain White Flat Paper Bags available in the PRS store. These are a terrific size measuring 6 1/4″ x 9 1/4″.

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After deciding the positioning of the cassette tape from the new Bits & Pieces: Daily Thoughts, I began the stamping. The two dotted rectangles from the Love Coupon Stamp Set are stamped in Brown Memento Ink. Next came the sentiment and little star clusters from the new Daily Thoughts Stamps Set using Ocean Tides ink.

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I stamped a line border (Holiday Wishes Stamp Set) twice along the top of the bag. There are two small holes punched through both layers of the bag to thread the gold twine through. A felt star and chunky button dress up the closure.

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After stamping the sentiment onto the cassette die cut, it was mounted onto fun foam for depth. I also used a Copic marker to change the color of the tape in the cassette to brown. I attached a length of brown ribbon (using glue dots) to look as though the tape was unraveling. My teammate Kelly did this one of her cards. I was so happy to see someone else remembered this frustrating event with cassette tapes! It always took a little pinky finger or pencil to wind the tape back in. Sometimes it was successful, sometimes not! Oh, the good ol’ days!

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Isn’t this sentiment wonderful? The Daily Thoughts Stamp Set is full of so many like this. I can tuck a special card, inspirational reading or listening material into this bag as a gift to lift someone’s spirits. A little chocolate wouldn’t hurt either!!

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  1. Oh this is so fun! I remember those cassettes, and eventually, those tapes always ended up like this! How cool you can translate it into a card! Love the little extra elements too!

  2. Oh my goodness–what a wonderful project, Lisa! Your stamping choices are perfect & the tape coming out just makes me giggle as I too remember that all too well! Lucky recipient!

  3. You brought me right back today, Lisa! OH do I ever remember those cassettes, and how persnickety they could be – how about when it was too hot, or too cold in the car?!
    LOve your stamping, and this darling ribbon-tape!

  4. Oh how FUN is this? I love the ribbon “tape.” I remember my tapes unrolling sometimes and having to wind them up with a pencil!!Very, very cool card!!

  5. ahh… the good old days… I remember then well (and with frustration, lol!!)!! your treat bag is amazing, lisa!!

  6. Adding that ribbon makes the card, Lisa. I just got rid of all my cassette tapes. I hadn’t played them in a while and with so many other sources of music, who needs them cluttering up a drawer.

  7. Brilliant. Just Brilliant. Gah, how many of my tapes did I ruin when they would get tangled…Frustration and good times all in one! LOL

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