Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Christmas Gift Bag

I am sharing one last Christmas in July project with you.  I had posted it on the SVG Attic blog this weekend, but wanted to share it with all of my followers as well!

This project is one that is very versatile.  It is a beautiful gift bag that can be re-sized to fit a small jewelry box or large enough to give a book or a shirt.  This one in particular measures about 5" high (excluding the wire handles.)  
I used the Ornament Bag files from the Holiday Cheer Gift Boxes set.  I imported the files and made sure to keep the proportions and then re-sized them to be 5.5" wide.  I used olive green cardstock for the front, back and sides.  Then I re-cut the front and back using designer paper from Cloud 9 Design called Seasonal.  The top of the ornament was cut out of shimmery gold cardstock and attached with two gold brads on each side.  The handles are made from 24 gauge gold jewelry wire.  I cut the wire to 8" long and wrapped the wire around itself to form a oval.

The bow on the front is from the Present Gift Box from the Make A Wish SVG set.  I cut it out of burgundy cardstock at 11.4" wide.  I used brown chalk around the edges and embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder.
The tag is from the Pillow Box files from the Holiday Cheer Gift Boxes set and was cut at 5.25" wide.  I punched a hole it it and added some baker's twine to attach it to the bag and stamped it so it is ready to use at Christmas time!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
July 25 Brown Sugar
July 26 HIMCR #107
July 27 Sweet Stampin

July 29 Pinspirational Challenge
July 31 DL Art Thankful Thursday July Linky Party
July 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra
July 31 Crimbo Crackers
July 31 2 creative Chicks
July 31 Milk Coffee

Sept 2 Moxie Fab World


  1. What a beautiful project - thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. Oh Beth, this is stunning. Love the papers and fabulous shape.
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
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  3. so happy you are the winner, your tissue box was amazing. hugs

  4. Beth, this is beautiful hun, stunning papers xxx

  5. Wonderful bag, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  6. Very BEAUTIFUL!!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
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  7. Beautiful project. Great to have you joining Our challenge at Brown Sugar. Thanks and good luck.

  8. Nice project thanks for entering Brown Sugar Anything Goes Challenge enjoy your week Gail DT

  9. This is GORGEOUS Beth! I love the papers and the bow is beautiful!
    Sherrie K

  10. Just stunning Beth
    thanks for joining us at {PIN}Spirational challenge and good luck
    Hugs Susan xx

  11. What a super creation.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  12. Such a great project!! Love the papers you have used
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  13. This is darling--love it!

    Thanks so much for joining us in at the {Pin}Spirational Challenge this week—Good Luck and we hope to see you in future challenges too! Barb—DT.

  14. Lovely idea and design!
    Thank you for joining us at Milk Coffee Challenge!
    Smiles, Kaly

  15. Wow! Adorable!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  16. Hey Beth! Thanks for linking this up to the Holiday Gift Wrap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)