Monday, November 14, 2011

A Fairly Quick Gift Bag!

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Have a gift but need to wrap it and have NO wrapping paper? Are you like me and save all those bags….because ONE day you’re going to need them?!

I took this ‘Prada’ bag from who-knows-what, and quickly slapped some embossed, stamped and colored cardstock on it… stamped, colored and die cut my bird, stamped and embossed Merry Christmas on my ornament….and voila! A decorated gift bag!

TLC351 Chickadee Christmas Bag

All images are Our Daily Bread designsYou Will Find Refuge/Chickadee Die, Sacred Season, and Holiday Ornaments.


After embossing the background with my Holly Ribbons folder, I used a scrap oval mask (the cut out oval hole) and my scoring tool to flatten out the embossed area where the pinecones would go, stamped them with the ‘oval mask’ in place, then colored with Copics. I used Icy Stickles for the snow, Spellbinders ovals for the frame.

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You all know I love this Chickadee! Using the Chickadee Die makes it so easy for those fussy parts!

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This ornament is stamped on white cardstock! I stamped in black, stamped and embossed the Merry Christmas in gold ep…then using my Distress ink, I applied it DTP (direct to paper)! Then used Spellbinders Holiday Tags to die cut.

Gold embroidery floss holds it to the branch, both the ornament and Chickadee are popped up.

Cool, huh!

Hey, Thanks for stopping!



Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Ouuu! Recycled and stunning too. I love that sweet little bird and tree against all the snowy white. You're gonna be all set for Christmas!

Ann English said...

Stunning! Spectacular! Too pretty for words!

Anonymous said...

Yes, may be able to do this fairly quickly...for some of us...especially me--give me a week!

LOL It is funny, whenever I see that chick-a-dee, I think of you. I remember when it came out, how much you loved it!

This bag is beautiful...I love the chick-a-dee with all of the pine needles and cones. The embossing and the ornament are a great addition. I love the look of those particular Stickles. They really do look like snow!

Great project, Dawn! Thanks for the ideas!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Cottage Crafter said...

that is a most exquisite card. Love the simplicity and everything about it. tfs