Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Holiday Bags

Monday night was my holiday Tags, Bags and Bows class. Thanks ladies, it was a fun night! I hate feeling like I am bypassing Thanksgiving, which I love, but Christmas is quickly approaching and there is much to be done. Anyone with me? So while there aren't too many non food preparations :) for Thanksgiving, we started some packaging preparations for Christmas. Its great to have some bags on hand to decorate. You can easily personalize a gift with a handmade bag for any occasion. Stamp, stencil, punch, wheel, its really quite easy!
I am loving using stencils from the definitely decorative catalog . I've been hoarding my Vintage Ornament Stencils for awhile, but with the holidays quickly approaching, I'm ready to play!! Wait until you see the fun projects I will be kreating with them :) Two of these bags I kreated using the Vintage Ornament Stencils with Bravo Burgandy, Soft Suede, Handsome Hunter, Gold Encore inks. Aren't they so pretty?? Although I'm not sure pictures really are doing them justice, so you'll just have to try one for yourself :)

The other bag, for those that were 'intimidated' by the stenciling, a simple punched out holly (thanks to the inspiration of Andrea Walford) and Gold Encore inked sentiment from the All Holiday set.

To kreate the holly:
* use the Wide Oval Punch - pop out 3 Handsome Hunter Ovals
* using the 1-1/4" Circle punch, take some 'bites' out of your oval
* using a Sponge Dauber, sponge Gold Encore ink around your leaf edges
* pop out 3 Real Red berries - OR add a little festive bling with 3 Circle Fire (red) Rhinestone Brads - oooh aaaah :)

Simple look, but still very pretty.
What do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know, I love it when you do :)

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Stamps: All Holiday (114916)
Stencils: Vintage Ornaments I (117580), Vintage Ornaments II (118141)
Ink: Encore Gold Pad (101017), Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter, Soft Suede
Accessories: Sponges(101610), Sponge Dauber(102892), Elastic Cord(109867), Wide Oval Punch(112082), 1-1/4 Circle Punch(104403), White Craft Bags (local craft store)


Melissa said...

Those are adorable! Simply the kind of bags folks will save and use years to come!

Mary Fish said...

Gorgeous idea. The stencils are absolutely perfect to doll up the bags. Hugs, Mary

Ann Schach said...

So cool, Kim! I love your use of stencils. Your color combination is wonderful!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

These are gorgeous!

My favorite is the holly bag. :)

Carrie said...

Wow, this is the first project I have seen with these stencils and it is stunning!

....Linda.... said...

The bags are gorgeous - love the stenciling!

kellygrl27 said...

first thought was WOW! gotta have those stencils. then I saw the holly and said....Oh...much more my speed! All are beautiful.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Love your bags, they are so pretty. Hugs,

Brenda Keenan said...

Thanks for passing on the link to your bags - very cute! I received a great swap at Founders and had to buy those darn stencils! They are really fun and easy to use. Love the shading on your bags :-)