Saturday, October 15, 2016

DIY Christmas Gift Bag

I know, it's only October but Christmas will be here before you know it. I'm getting a jump start on my Christmas crafting and making my own DIY Christmas gift bags. I've been playing with the new Platinum 6 machine from Spellbinders and a few Spellbinders dies. I paired a couple of Spellbinders dies with the Christmas Delivery collection by Carta Bella paper for this project. (There's a complete supply list at the end of this post.)
I created a video showing how these gift bags came together. It was really fun to play with so many different materials and have the steel ruled dies cut through them with ease.

The details on this bag add so much texture and interest to the stockings.
Since creating these two bags I've created several more. Now I have a few in my stash ready for the busy holiday season.
Have you started any holiday crafting projects? Hopefully you'll be inspired to create some DIY Christmas gift bags of your own.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Echo Park Paper and Imagine Crafts

Hey friends, today I'm playing along with product and designers from Echo Park Paper and Imagine Crafts. You should have arrived here from the fabulous Neva Cole. (Full blog hop list can be found at the bottom of this post.)

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 Fall cards are among my favorite cards to create. I decided to make a bunch of leaves with Carta Bella Ultra White Felt cardstock,  Imagine Crafts Fireworks Inks (Potters Clay, Cantaloupe, and Bamboo Leaves).
I started by smooshing ink onto scraps of cardstock using all three different colors. I made sure to let the cardstock scraps dry completely so that the leaf dies didn't tear the cardstock.
I used all three leaf dies from the Autumn Day collection. I cut lots of leaves and adhered them to a white cardstock base starting in the top left corner and trailing to the bottom right corner.
After adhering the leaves I splattered a few drops of ink all over the front of the card. In retrospect, I should have done this before I stamped my sentiment. It turned out well even though I stamped the sentiment after the ink splattering.
I love how this card turned out, I can't wait to make more of these cards with the leaves I have left over. Now, it's time to hop on over to Monica Edwards.  I know she has something fabulous in store for you.

 Make sure to leave a comment on all the blogs in the blog hop so you'll be entered for a chance to win the prize. 
The blog hop starts on October 7 at 9 a.m. EDT and ends on October 9 at midnight EDT. 

Here's a list of the entire blog hop (just in case you lose your way).