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....... :-)


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


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,

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. :)

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