Thursday, September 29, 2011

Christmas Bag and Tag

Today I'm playing with ideas for decorating plain gift bags to use for Christmas.  I want to use plain brown bags and dress them up with stamping, die-cuts, embellishments, etc. and also make a matching tag.  Here's my first attempt - hope you like.

"Christmas Bag & Tag"

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White (SU!); Christmas tissue paper (Costco - last year)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sizzix Christmas Tree #2 die-cut, Big Shot, iris fold template, glue stick, red & white polka-dot sheer ribbon, hole punch, mini clothespin, adhesives and sticky strips

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I cut strips of tissue paper, folded them in half, opened them up, added glue and then pressed them in half again.  I used the strips and followed the iris template to make the iris fold center for the Christmas tree cut-out.

I used my Big Shot and the Sizzix Christmas Tree #2 die-cut to cut out a tree, centered on a large piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I mounted the cut-out on top of the iris fold add glued it down.  I mounted the image on a frame of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

I added glue all over another piece of Whisper White cardstock and then placed a piece of the Christmas tissue paper on top and pressed down to smooth it out.  I ran this through my Big Shot with the die-cut and then cut the patterned tree down to a smaller size to use as an embellishment on my tag.

I mounted all the pieces shown in the picture above, adding a ribbon on the tag and using a mini clothespin to hold it to the bag.

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