Saturday, April 11, 2009

Banana Split Sunday Challenge on a Saturday

Our Banana Split Sunday Challenge for this week will start today since tomorrow is Easter.

This week's challenge is to use this sketch designed by Jami. For my project, I used the sketch to make a decorative piece to dress up a plain gift bag. I originally intended it to be a card but it kept getting bigger so I tried putting it on a gift bag and thought it worked out great there. For my sketch, I used the brand new April Journal Spot stamp set which was featured earlier this week by some of the other design team members. The flower petals are actually meant to be balloon journal spots or raindrop journal spots but I saw them as petals. There are other sayings included in this set as well. I heat embossed my images and Happy Birthday in black and did some doodle dots and lines in Sailor Writer warm cream. The papers are Daisy D's and BasicGrey and I used the Fiskars decorative edge punch for the scallops on the bottom.

Paper(s): Daisy D's Classroom Stripe and yellow unknown, Basic Grey red solid unknown, Bazzill yellow cardstock

Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas April Journal Spot

Ink(s): VersaMark and black embossing ink, Sailor Writer Warm Cream

Other: Fiskars decorative-edged trimmer

If you would like to play along in this week's challenge, visit the 2 Red Bananas Blog to get full details and to upload your creations! Have a great Easter!

Also, don't forget that all the stamp sets featured this week by all the design team members will be available from 2 Red Bananas Monday, April 13th!


  1. That is a very cute bag. someone will be impressed and glad it went from card to bag.

  2. I LOVE this bag! I also love the flower petals, I would have never thought of using the journal spot for that, very cute and creative!!!

  3. What a creative way to use that raindrop!! Great way to dress up this bag!!

  4. I love how you used the journal spot to make a flower! What a great idea. It's very cute. Are you gonna put a gift for me in there?