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.
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....... :-)
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