Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Sorry! This project has been removed for publication. It will be in the December 2010 issue of ScrapStreet magazine.

I just had to make another one of these gift bags from the Paper Crafts 12 Designers of Christmas blog hop! It was so easy and SO much fun to decorate! If you want to download your own directions, click HERE.

I also wanted to play along with one of Hero Arts’ monthly challenges/contests. This month it is Everything Autumn and part of that includes simple gift bags. The Flickr group, where you load your projects, is full of not only talented stampers, but really nice people. I encourage you to check it out! Lots of prizes, challenges and fun! Onto the bag!

I started by creating the gift bag, using cardstock. Then stamped Music Background on each side, with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Snowflakes were stamped over that with Peeled Paint and the snowflake image from Get Merry. Each side was inked with Frayed Burlap distressing ink.

Continuing with the same ink colors, I die cut/embossed a Classic Circle Large from Spellbinders and stamped the snowflake and the word joy. A tree was stamped onto cardstock, cut out, and foam mounted.

I did the same thing with the trees along the bottom, except I added gems to the top of each tree. I love doing that. :) You can see that the trees are very splotchy in appearance, and its for two reasons, one the image is a little distressed. And two, the distressing inks do that. Its awesome. And perfect for this project.

thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps-Hero Arts (CG222 Music Background, CL463 Get Merry!), Gems-Hero Arts (CH159 Red), Inks-Ranger Distressing Inks (Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Tsukineko Memento (Tuxedo Black), Spellbinders-Classic Circle Large (die# 3), Ribbon-American Crafts

Heart to Heart Card Drive:

My sweet and wonderful friend, Carolyn King, is having her Heart to Heart Card Drive again. In honor of her grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, Carolyn runs a card drive to support the other victims of this disease, the caregivers. You can check out all the details and all the amazing prizes that have been donated. Everyone wins in this one!! I hope that you take the time to participate!!


Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

OOOOoooo I like this. the tree stamp is really cool I like how you made it look like it has snow on it :)

AGohl said...

I really like this gift bag! Beautiful!

MD said...

super bravo md

Beth M said...


martina's kaartjes said...

Hi Kim,
saw you on two peas !!! You make great creations !! Became your follower, so I wouldn't miss a thing. Feel free to visit my 2 month old blog
http://martinaskaartjes.blogspot.com/ and leave me a comment or become my follower too. I will appreciate it very much !
have a nice evening !
greetings, martina from Belgium

Carolyn King said...

WOW...that is just beautiful girl!!!

Thanks for mentioning the heart to heart card drive too. xo Cammie

Sew-Ink said...

This is gorgeous, love the trees you added to the bottom of the gift bag! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

So pretty, really love this. Very lovely!! :) :) :)

Rox-Ann said...

Awesome I love this bag love the music stamp and the trees too cute!

jan said...

This really turned out nice! Love the joy sentiment with music and the trees!

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