Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Royalty


Hello there!  Welcome to this week's Stampin' Royalty challenge post.  This week's challenge is very simple, any Christmas themed item will work, so there is really no excuse not to play along.  Grab your supplies and link your project up, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

 
My project is decorating a plain craft gift bag.  This bag is about 8x10, so it is a good size.  I went to my beautiful Candlelight Christmas SDSP to jazz up this bag.  I am also showing you a sneak peek item from the new spring mini catalog.
 

Here is the sneak peek, wonderful oval framelits.  I have really been wanting oval shapes and SU has delivered!  The largest oval is a scallop oval, which is beautiful, I gave it a little boost by embossing it with the lacy brocade embossing folder.  A snow flurry bigz die cut in the champagne glimmer paper adds some bling.  The sentiment stamped from the Greetings of the Season Stamp set is just perfect.


Flag cut ends decorate the right side of the bag, they stick out a little, but since this is a gift bag, it's ok, and it adds a great element to the bag.  Large scallop edgelits help anchor the DSP.  A bit of victoria crochet trim adds some softness.


A loop on the early espresso DSP adds another element, you can see both sides of the paper, just lovely.


I have seen many decorated gift bags, you really just make it like a card, but bigger.  Now that I have the design done, recreating it will be quick.  I love how it turned out, I think I will always decorate these bags instead of buying a premade one (as long as there is time, lol).

Note to self though, do not get caught up in looking and wanting to play with all of the new spring catalog items when Christmas cards are NOT done!!  I kept getting distracted with new ideas.  Check back though, for more sneak peeks of terrific new items.

Thanks for stopping by today, let me know if you have any questions, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Greetings of the Season
Paper:  Candlelight Christmas SDSP, early espresso, lucky limeade, cherry cobbler, champagne glimmer paper
Ink:  Early Espresso
Tools:  Big Shot, lacy brocade EF, Oval framelits, large scallop edgelit, snow flurry bigz die, victoria crochet trim, large basic pearl.

1 comment:

Kards by Kadie said...

Such a fun a festive way to decorate an ordinary gift bag...WELL DONE my friend!

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