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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gift bags and Tags

I decided to make all of my own tags this Christmas. In addition I decorated these gift bags and made the gift inside. I have already posted the gifts inside but I wanted to show you the gift bags and tags!
I used plain white lunch bags and stamped in New England Ivy and Tulip. The Merry Christmas stamp is something I picked up several years ago on a clearance table at a local craft store. Same for the metal ribbon slides. I forgot I even had them until yesterday when I cleaned up my disaster craft room. They look great! The paper and black ribbon are from Close To My Heart. I cut a 3 inch circle and a 3 1/4 inch scallop on my new circut. Love that machine! I stampded To: and From: on the back of the tag. Looks cute without the writing on the front. The photo below is the first attempt and I decided I liked them better before I wrote on them.

Mom's Birthday Card

December 22nd is my Mother's Birthday. I have always tried to make it NOT look like Christmas. When she was a child her Birthday always got celebrated with Christmas. When I was a child I felt bad about that and so as an adult I always wrap her presents in Birthday paper and give a Birthday card!
I used CTMH printed cardstock from the Level 1 Scrapbooking Kit called Enchanted. I love purple (Smokey Plum) and green (Garden Green) together. I added lots of spearkles and pearls. Not sure you can really see them in the photo.
This card requires a lot of stamp sets. Luckly I have many, many sets to choose from. I have made several of these funky folded cards and I always use Make a Wish (B1312) and another with no name (D1400) that I got in a kit last summer on the clearance sale. The flower border is B1349 also from a Workshop On The Go Kit Splendor. I also used Paisley Praise D1414, Save the Date and Month by Month C1425. I used two ink colors, Garden Green and Smokey Plum. I added Bitty Sparkles, colored sparkles from Blue & green and Red, Pink and Purple Assorments.
If you want to use many of your stamps try this Funky Folded Card! It was a blast to create!!