Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Off The Page with Donna

Hi all, Donna here to share with you a few holiday gift bags I made. No more running out to buy a bag at that last minute for a gift. Why not try making your own! These are a lot of fun to make, not to mention this month kits are fabulous! The Altered kit comes with a kicker project which is fabulous, but I decided to use the Laser Dies cuts to make three very different bags.

To start off make your bags. There are tons of tutorials out on the internet on how to make bags, just Google how to make a gift bag. The instructions are pretty much the same, and you can find a video or written instructions, whichever you prefer. I used two sheet of scrapbook paper taped together, and the size is about 7x11.

The Merry Christmas bag I adhered the die cut onto a sheet of red paper and edged it with faux snow. I also had these ugly looking plastic snowflakes, which I don't know why I never threw them out, but I painted them white and adhered the same snow and they look fabulous now. I used the Quick Quotes North Wood papers from the Option B kit, finally I used the ribbon from the Altered B kit.

The Gift of Family bag was made from the new Quick Quotes Happiness papers. The rosette is from the Option A Double page layout kit which I enchanced with the Quick Quotes Powderpuff ink - Coconut, the stickers are also from the Option A, which by the way, in that kit you get a whole sheet of the Cracklin Rose Stickers, the handle was made from the fiber in the Kicker set, this string like material is fabulous because it is stiff so you can alter it to almost any shape you want. Finally it was embellished with different Christmas items.

The final bag, Santa's Helper, was also made using the new Happiness line, with all items used come from the Option A kit, except the ribbons, and the Die cuts and paper clip which came from the Option B kit.

Products Used:
Quick Quotes December Club Q
Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink
NEW! Quick Quotes Happiness paper 400
NEW! Quick Quotes Happiness paper 300

Faux Snow

Misc. Embellishments

Now off to make more bags! Also I would like to wish you and your family a joyful holiday!
~ Donna
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Karen M. G. said...

What a fun project!
I do think they could become addicting!
Merry Christmas Donna.

Barb Craft said...

These gift bags are sure to put a smile on someones face!! Very pretty!

barb :)