Monday, November 21, 2011

A gift wrapped in snowflakes

     This week's theme at The Kraft Journal is "Christmas Gifts".  I saw a tutorial a while back on a blog hop and thought it was so cute.  It's called "Box in a Bag" and you can find an excellent tutorial for it at Splitcoast Stampers here.
     I created the box that forms the base of the bag with Brown Kraft cardstock and used another piece for the bag body.  I stamped and embossed snowflakes in white all over the kraft paper.  I wrapped the base of the bag with a punched strip of Buff Ivory and two different Merry Christmas paper tapes.
     The bag is held closed with a piece of White Twill Tape.  The Scalloped Grungy Prim tag has a strip of the Christmas paper tape adhered to it as well as a Jenni Bowlin Christmas ticket and Vintage Christmas chipboard button.  I used some Hang Tag string to tie the button.
     The decorating possibilities with this little bag are endless so I hope you'll give it a try.  It's easy as pie to make too.  :-)
     Link up your Christmas gift projects for your chance to be a winner.
     Have a blessed Thanksgiving week!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock
White Twill Tape
Grungy Prim Tag
Jenni Bowlin Christmas Chipboard buttons
Jenni Bowlin Christmas Tickets
Hang Tag String
The Paper Studio Christmas paper Tape

Other Supplies

Papers:  Bazzill cardstock
Stamp:  Recollections snowflake stamp
Tools:  Martha Stewart holly punch, Stampin' Up Extra Large Round Tab punch, EK Succes Scalloped Scallop edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Studio 18 rhinestones, Versamark, Stampendous white embossing powder


NickelNook said...

What a fun project Tracy...thanks for the link! Your box in a bag is so lovely! All the embossed snowflakes are gorgeous! I love the way you've embellished it! Another one to add to my list! :o)

heidy said...

Wow fac creation Tracy!
I was away for a few days so I take a look at your other cards and they're gorgeous!
Hugs Heidy

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulously cool little gift bag/box, Tracy! SO adorable! I must give this a try. Love your stamped snowflakes and that embellished tag is just out of this world gorgeous! LOVE this!

Ira said...

With such a beautiful gift bag as yours you're bound to be given an extra big hug from the recipient Tracy! Those embossed snowflakes look awesome, fantastic creation! Hugs, Ira


Hi Tracy: This is the most interesting project. SCS is great for that! I love your santa image and the ticket you put sideways on it. The paper is gorgeous and the trim at the bottom is beautiful. What a great addition with the candle and the completely white background to the pic. Just gorgeous! Divine Love, Samara

Linda B said...

My goodness, leave it to you to come up with another great project. You are the master of inspiration! I love this, dear lady!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a beauty, Tracy - I'd love to see a tutorial on this little bag! I love the white snowflakes on the kraft and the hang tag is gorgeous!

Linda R. said...

This looks beautiful.. What a great project..

Hugs, Linda

Marlies said...

Wauw what a gorgeous giftbag!! I love the tag you made and all the snowflakes!! hugs, Marlies

Regan said...

Such a beautiful bag Tracy!