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G45 Steampunk Debutante Altered Paper Bag by Ginger Ropp

Good morning, everyone!  I have a project created by design team member Ginger Ropp to share with you today 🙂  Ginger used the gorgeous Steampunk Debutante paper collection by Graphic 45 to alter a paper bag.  I think this would make a great page in a mini album or a unique card to gift to someone.

g45 steampunk debutante altered paper bag

After adding her steampunk “wallpaper” to the paper bag, Ginger tucked a few of the cut-aparts from the paper collection into the pocket and adhered them in place.  She then added a small cluster of paper flowers in the upper left hand corner and draped Silver Ball Chain (#CH930-P) across the top and through a black eyelet in the top right hand corner….and what good is draped chain without any charms?  …it’s not!  So, Ginger hung a Medium Bronze Gear and a bronze jewelry connector from the chain.

On the front of the pocket, Ginger used the new Copper Heart Metal Filigree Embellishment (#023-C) and a Bronze Leaf Metal Filigree Embellishment (#672-B) as the base of her focal point.  She then layered a small crocheted flower, mulberry paper flowers and a few gears from the revamped Medium Mixed Silver, Copper and Bronze Gear Charms.  Here’s a close up of the focal point:

g45 steampunk debutante altered paper bag

You can’t see it in these pictures, so you’re just going to have to trust me when I say that Ginger added one of the Wooden “Handmade” Tags (#W770) on the back with a few flat back rhinestones from her stash.

Since this is a paper bag Ginger was altering, she couldn’t leave it empty, so she added a black tag and matted it with one of the papers from the paper collection.  At the top of the tag, she added a bronze eyelet and tied some vanilla striped satin ribbon from Stampin’ Up! to the top of the tag.  Ginger glued one of the new Bronze Dimensional Butterfly Metal Filigree Embellishments (#8424-B) just below the eyelet and added some more bling from her stash to the center of the butterfly.

Another super cute thing Ginger did to the tag was add a belly band with another small tag tucked in behind.  …don’t trust me, or just want to see?  Sorry, you’re going to have to watch Ginger’s YouTube video to see this 🙂  I’m still glad you stopped by my blog today 🙂  Cheers and have a great weekend!

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  1. Kathy M says

    Love, Love, LOVE it!!! I would have never thought of this use to combine many of your lovely metal embellishments! I’m already planning ways to vary this design idea by Ginger.
    I watch many of Ginger’s videos on You Tube, but never saw this one. Now I have to decide whether to clean….or craft today!

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