This fortnight was Lizzie at Verity Cards turn to chose the theme. When I read it was Anything But A Card, I knew what I wanted to make.
This Christmas I plan to give a couple of gifts where the card and the gift bag match. Here is my first Christmas gift bag this year. I will save the matching card for another post, after all this is an "Anything But A Card" challenge!
Gift bags are fun to make as you have such a larger surface to arrange your elements on. This bag is the last one from a Dollar Store set of three. The image is a topper from Wild Rose Studio, Bluebell At Christmas.
The large glittered snowflake button (at the top left of the bag) with the bit of silver cord tied through it, is my VOS item. I do not even know how old this is...had it forever it seems. At least 5 or 6 years methinks. The smaller snowflake perched on the silver bow at the bottom of the card is also VOS. Much, much older...I am thinking maybe 10 years old!
The silver cord came from a garage sale...12 yards on a spool for 75 cents. I was pleased to find that bargain. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the bottom of the kraft card. I think it might be called Cherish. I am trying to make an effort to use a different punch or die on my projects, as I have a bit of a habit of reaching for the tried and true.
This gift bag will be for a family member who always chooses such lovely thoughtful presents for us.
I want her present and the presentation to be special this year!
Bag - from my stash (originally from the dollar store
DP - AC Merry Mint
Card Stock - snippets of kraft, and red Bazzil card
Image - Wild Rose Studio Topper; Bluebell at Christmas
Punch - Martha Stewart border punch...I think it is Cherish
Embellishments - snowflake button and snowflake embelly from my stash
Cord - silver cord from my stash (originally from a garage sale
I am entering this gift bag into the following challenges:
1. Christmas Card Club - Anything But A Card
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets