Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pink Christmas?

Hello Again!
Due to being ill last week(end) I have some catching up to do so I have a second post for today due to some deadlines of the challenges I have entered below.

I got my  idea for today's project from Susie Wood, Stampin' Up Demonstrator (see her blog here), at a workshop I did with her recently.  She's a great hostess so if you are ever in the area you should look her up! Here is her project:
She used crumb cake card stock and some Christmas designer paper for her bag and topper then added the cute sentiment to the front with some pop ups.  Very cute.

So I was inspired to make my project for stamp club last week. I changed the image from what we did at club but, other than that it's the same.

I used a regular lunch sack and cut about 4 inches off the top.  I inked up my lace to give it a vintage feel and ran ribbon through the holes in the lace.  I attached this to the top edge of the bag (topper-the part I cut off) with score tape (I find this much easier to use than the red sticky tape).  Using my Big Bite hole punch I punched through the bag, ribbon and lace of the topper and tied the top of the topper shut with another piece of ribbon.  I used a die cut doily (only half) - Sizzix - I received from a friend on the right side and a journaling tag (again only half) on the left side of the topper.  I stamped the Patterned Pines image - Stampin' Up - twice on cream card stock cutting out one set and popping them up with foam tape and layered that on basic gray card stock - Stampin' Up.  I made the tag with another image from the Patterned Pines set and added the to & from with another set (clearly stamps).  To make the flagged ends I just layered some basic gray card stock behind the cream then used a square punch (turned side ways). I popped this up over the corner of the other image.  To reinforce the bag itself, I added a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of basic gray card stock and a one inch strip of pink card stock - Stampin' Up - for a design element.  I inked up around all the edges of the parts and sprayed the image and greeting tag with Stampin' Up's Champagne Mist and of course added plenty of bling.  Now, just slip the topper over the bag and there you have it, a beautiful handmade gift bag.  You should give this a try, it's so much fun.  The topper is about the size of a card if you use a lunch sack so it's easy.  Use your card stock or any size bag you like for your own creation and make it as simple or as complex in decorating as you like. Just have fun!

I entered into the following challenges:
Ooh La La 11/11

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Lovely project. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  2. Your card (bag) is very pretty I love the embellishments you used. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Created with love Challenges.
    Linda K.

  3. Very pretty card! Your style and design is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your creativity at Created With Love Challenges.

  4. Gorgeouss projects thanks for joining a gem of a challenge. Hugs ria

  5. I really like your bag. What a lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.. Sandy :)