Sunday, November 21, 2010

Vintage Christmas Gift bags using ATC images plus Unity 'A Beautiful Sight' stamp



Hello and thanks for visiting my Blog :-)

I made three more little gift bags - only this time I went for more of a Vintagey feel.  You can see my post here for my other Gift Bags which are just the right size for a little present such as a Gift Card Voucher eg: Coles/Myer or Target card, or something small for your child's teacher or just some lollies.   

I decided to make this first gift bag out of My Memories designer paper which I picked up at Riot Art and Craft a fortnight ago.  It is really pretty and has lots of glitter on it - you can see a little of it in the photo, but it is more sparkly IRL.
 
The gift bag above uses an image from the ATC Collection Christmas images pad - see pic below of the pad.  The pad is about 65mm wide x 90mm long (or 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" if you are imperial)  and there are 2 of each image.  The image above already came with the border so all I had to do was glue it on.



And here is my 2nd gift bag using another image from the pad.  Note I rounded the corners of the image with my corner punch.


The ribbon came from a $2 shop.  I bought it last Christmas season as I thought it was unusual having brown satin ribbon with gold holly - it just appealed to me - and since then has sat in my stash looking for a use! Perhaps it was just waiting for a sepia Christmas image like this one!  The button is just a plain wooden one which came from a Folk Art/Tole Painting store - I simply painted it with several coats of a mix of Raw Umber and Brown Earth JoSonya acrylic paint, let the paint cure for 24 hours, sanded the edges with sandpaper to "distress" it and tied it with string I found in the garage.

My 3rd Gift bag uses the Unity stamp "A Beautiful Sight" and was stamped onto cream cardstock with a mix of Bamboo pigment ink and Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink, then heat-set (otherwise the pigment ink will smudge as it takes ages to dry).


I layered the image onto burgundy and green cardstock then heavily aged the panel with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink and a seasponge.  The bottom panel was also aged in the same way.  I added the button which is by Favorite Findings 'Christmas Crafts'.  I made the bag out of linen-weave textured cream cardstock - you can see the gorgeous texture in the photo - and the ribbon is from a set of ribbons by Making Memories called 'Fa La La'.

Directions for making these super-easy and simple bags are here.  The holes for the ribbon handles on all the bags were simply punched with a standard-sized hole punch.  It is best to punch the holes before you put the bags together - much easier that way.

Thanks for stopping by - I'll be back soon with something completely different....... :-)

Jocelyn


Gift Bag Recipes:

Gift Bag #1

Designer paper:  My Memories #143275 (Riot Art & Craft)

Accessories:  Scor-Pal, ATC Christmas Collection image, wire-edged silver/blue ribbon, hole punch

Gift Bag #2

Designer paper:  from K & Co. Glad Tidings 12" x 12" pad

Accessories:  Scor-Pal, ATC Christmas Collection image, brown/gold ribbon, hole punch, Stampin' Up corner punch, wooden button, JoSonya raw umber + brown earth acrylic paint, sandpaper, string

Gift Bag #3

Stamps:  Unity - A Beautiful Sight IB48 Itty Bitty foam-mounted rubber

Ink:  Versacolor Bamboo pigment, Tim Holtz Peeled Paint + Antique Linen Distress ink

Designer paper:  Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy - Merry and Bright

Accessories:  Scor-Pal, Ribbon - Making Memories Fa La La, Button - Favorite Findings 'Christmas Craft', seasponge, hole punch, heat-gun, Cardstock: cream textured (for bag), regular cream (for image), burgundy, dark olive

3 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

They're beautiful!

Sam said...

Love these pretty gift bags Jocelyn! Especially the last one, beautiful colours and that Unity stamp is so beautiful.

Hope you are having a lovely start to your week,
Sam.

Suzy said...

These are beautiful! The 3rd one is my favorite ;) We are having a "gift wrap" challenge at The Paper Variety. Would love if you shared this project there. http://thepapervariety.blogspot.com/2010/11/week-11-challenge.html :)

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