Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Christmas In the Bank #3 and RRR Sale

Hello Friends!! 
Happy Tuesday!!
Today I would like to share with you my project for 
This is the challenge she started in March (you have till the 12th of April).  I was so busy the past few weeks, that I am just now finally getting around to creating my Christmas Bags.  Please visit Sandi's blog to read all about the challenge.
Here is my first bag.
I started out with a plain white bag that my Mother used for Easter Baskets this year.  Kids are all teenagers, so she just filled up these white bags with some yummy goodies.
As soon as I saw the bags...I knew I would use them for Sandi's Challenge.  
I created the collage sheet below.  There is an image for a gift bag, and three tags, as well as the text boxes.  
You can purchase it in my Etsy shop here.
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I inked the edges of my bag, collage pieces and piece of Core'dinations Kraft Core red cardstock.
I cut the cardstock to measure 7.5" by 9.5"
I used a scoring tool to emboss a line around the cardstock 1" in to create a frame. I then used a paint brush handle to do some free hand embossing of holly leaves and flourishes.  Once this was finished, I sanded the embossing so the kraft core would show.  You can see some of this below.
Speaking of Really Reasonable Ribbon, Bonnie is having a 3 day sale.  It started on Monday...so please stop by RRR and check out the great deals Bonnie has for you. 
Here is a close up of the right side.
Here is a close up of the tag.
I used the candi fix it foam pads to elevate my text boxes and newsprint candies.
I hope that you have a chance to create some Christmas bags for Sandi's challenge!!
If you do a little shopping at RRR, then I hope you get some fabby ribbons and trims!!

Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Love your bag!
    Great Christmas collage set!
    Your freehand embossing is wonderful!
    BOLB Hugs!

  2. I love the details. I'm assuming the bag will be kept year after year.

  3. You clever kitty, doing a collage sheet to make these even quicker and more fun! Love it! Will have to get over and buy some for me!! Hugs,

  4. So nostalgic and whimsical....love the crochet trim, Heather :)


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather