Friday, December 05, 2008

Season's Greetings

Here's the other Verve project I promised you this past MONDAY. Yikes, where has the week gone? At this rate, Christmas will be here tomorrow. Thank heavens that's not really true, because if it was, my children would go present-less! I have purchased a total of 2 presents so far and that is it!

Remember I told you that Julee had sent me some of her new Verve Christmas stamps? I was so tickled to recieve them that I just had to ink them up right away. I had this little gift bag in my stash, and a stocking pattern in hand, so I got busy figuring out how I could use both.

The stocking was made from a pattern I found in a craft magazine. I enlarged it to fit on the outside of the bag. Then I cut out the stocking pattern using Basic Grey Christmas paper. I think it was from last years collection, but I'm not positive about that. You know how I'm into using what I already have, which leads me to believe this is from last year. I cut the top of the stocking out using Soft Sky cardstock, and then stamped 3 of the snowflakes from the Verve Snowflake Splendor set onto the cardstock using Whisper White craft ink. It's so hard to see on this picture though. My ink pad was a little dry apparently!

I also stamped the snowflakes all over the red bag, using WW craft ink. I glued the stocking onto the bag and then added a little pom-pom fringe to the top of the stocking for fun. For the tag, I used a pre-made tag, and stamped it with more snowflakes. This time, I stamped the snowflakes in a creamy brown ink so you could see them. I added a little gingham ribbon to the back of the tag and wrapped it around the handle so it looks like the tag is actually hanging off the handle, which it's not. The tag is actually held onto the bag with dimensional tape.

I found some really, really cute polka dot tissue paper to stuff inside my new fancy-schmancy bag. Now I just need to buy a present to put in it! That might prove to be the biggest challenge of all!

Holiday Hugs,



  1. Ooooh! I thought maybe the snowflakes came on the bag already. This is AWESOME!

  2. This is adorable, Amy!! I know I don't comment like I should, but I still read your blog in my Google Reader! Hugs, girl!

  3. Amy, this is fabulous! I love the snowflakes on the bag, and that darling polka dot tissue is just too much fun! Hugs!

  4. Great looking gift bag. It is like getting two presents in one.

  5. oh, that is SO cute! LOVING the pom pom fringe!!!!!! :)

  6. Love this little bag - the stocking looks 3D - did you emboss it before sticking it onto the bag? TFS.

  7. I love everything about this project, Amy. It is outstanding!


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