Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Wrapping

Hello Everyone

Just a quick post (as I know you will all likely be tied up with Christmas preparations) to show you some gift bags that I made to wrap some special presents.  They are large enough to take a very large bar of chocolate or a nice piece of jewellery.

I am entering these into Simon Says Stamp and Show where the challenge is Gift-spiration and I thought my gift bags would be appropriate to enter.  The Design Team have made the most beautiful items, it is worth popping over just to have a look at them.  There is a $50 Gift Voucher on offer to spend at Simon Says Stamp, and the winner of the voucher will be picked by Random Generator.  Three other people will be chosen as the Top Three by the Design Team.




The bags are made from a template that I created from a chocolate bag wrapper that I took apart.  It goes together easily and if it is made from lightweight card it is quite substantial.

The first one is made up in plain white card and I added some gorgeous BoBunny papers, added a Spellbinders poinsettia, a bow dyed with Festive Berries Distress Ink, and a  snowflake charm.  The flap at the top is the reverse side of the BoBunny paper and the peg holding the bag closed is covered in the same paper.

The second bag is made from my gorgeous Teresa Collins cardstock, the flap at the top is the reverse side of the cardstock.  I punched two holes and threaded through ribbon from my stash.  The pinecones and the 25 are from Tim Holtz dies.  The 25 has been covered in Rock Candy Distress Glitter to give a subtle sparkle.

If you do visit I hope you will leave me a comment, I love to read them all and I will always do my best to return the compliment.  Hugs, Anne x


37 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous Anne. Such a fabulous design and the papers are so beautiful. I love the die cut poinsettia and pine cones too.

    Hugs Sue

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  2. Such lovely gift bags Anne, I hope the recipient doesn't throw them away after eating the goodies.
    Good luck in the challenge.
    Elaine

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  3. They're lovely, Anne - the papers are great together, and the die-cut embellishing is perfect!
    Alison x

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  4. To pretty to open!!! Love your pinecones and poinsettias!!! Gorgeous!

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  5. What a great idea...Love them both...the little wooden clothespin holding the one on the left closed is really nice!

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  6. Beautiful bags , I am sure they will be lved! A great way to wrap gifts trace. X
    Have a wonderful Christmas Anne
    Trace x

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  7. Lovely gift bags and that poinsettia looks wonderful! :) x

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  8. Clever Anne - using a template that you already know works perfectly. I am sure the lovely bags you made will be greatly appreciated.

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  9. What beautiful bags Anne. They look so professional and you couldn't get anything this good in the shops even if you tried. The poinsettia and pinecone add some real panache. Hugs as ever, Jenny x

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  10. Brilliant idea Anne, so beautiful, elegant and gorgeous.
    Merry Christmas to you and your Family.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  11. fabulous Anne - here's hoping you have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs Rachel x

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  12. Beautiful gift bags Anne - I love them both
    Hugs
    Mo x

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  13. These are beautiful Anne, perfect for those special gifts. Love the decorated peg, great idea.
    Have a lovely Christmas Anne, and lots of love and best wishes for the New Year. xx

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  14. Anne, your gift bags are so pretty! I love the papers and the way you've used them to create such beautiful bags. Love the tattered pine cones and the poinsettias! I can definitely see a Tim Holtz influence on these! Love them! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  15. Beautiful gift bags Anne, gorgeos papers. I love the tattered pinecones and gorgeous poinsettia. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  16. Gorgeous gift bags - so much nicer than santa wrapping paper!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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  17. Both are absolutely gorgeous Anne - can't believe you covered the peg - it looks fabulous. Floral embellishment on both is just wonderful. Nicola x

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  18. Gorgeous bags Anne. I've seen that pine cone die a few places now and think it's so effective and would fit occasions other than Christmas too I think. Lovely. Have a wonderful Christmas time Anne and enjoy your time with little Evie. Also sending love n hug for a happy & healthy 2013 :0) Mo xx

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  19. Hi Anne, love your gift bags, think I do really need that tattered pine cone die ! Hope you have a lovely Christmas

    Joan

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  20. Hi Anne, your bags are gorgeous, the Spellbinders poinsettia is the die I seem to use most - I love it, but I really really love the Tim Holz pine cone die..oh my! Hugs, Carole Z

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  21. These are beautiful, Anne! I really love the clip holding the bag closed, and your beautiful stacked flower and pinecones. We're in the crunch mode now, aren't we? Wishing you and yours the merriest Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

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  22. Super bags Anne, really need to get round to creating some wonderful stuff like you do. BJ

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  23. Beautiful bags Anne, very elegant. All your work has been admired by my friends.
    Love Lynn x x x

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  24. Both gorgeous bags and I love your pinecones. xx Flora

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  25. I love them! They are so pretty and festive!!!
    Merry Christmas! :)

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  26. Oh Ann these gift boxes are fabulous , you do have a lovely style.
    I would like to wish you and your family a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Biggest Hugs Elaine

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  27. fABULOUS Anne. These bags are gorgeous and Jenny is right you could never buy such nice ones. Loving the pine cones

    Wishing you and your family best wishes for a fabulous festive season

    Hugs
    Annie x

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  28. Oh so very pretty. Tonight I'm wishing I knew how to make these, except in a large size. Have a gift that won't work in a box, and no bags available! These are so lovely, and I loved the Festive Berry on the ribbon. For some reason, I have not used that set of ink pads very much, and I'm finding I didn't care for the Lemonade one. Maybe I just haven't used it on the right project, hmmm? TFS

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  29. hey anne - well done on the ssss win - enjoy it hun xxx

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  30. Beautiful bags! And congrats with winning at Simon says! Have a nice Sunday!

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  31. These are great!! Especially love the little clothes pin. Merry Christmas.

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  32. They're superb Anne and the gifts are all the more special for your beautiful gift bags! Really love your designs. Chris xxx

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  33. Great idea! And congratulations at SSS!

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  34. Your gift bags are lovely Anne! Congrats on winning! Have a happy holiday!

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  35. WOW you won the SSS ramdom draw - how cool is that for Christmas? BJ

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  36. Happy Xmas you, saw you got the SSSS prize, nice little Xmas gift for your self. Hope you had a great Xmas x

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  37. I see that very creative people are smart too! So you made your own template -- I loved both of them especially the second one. You are a clever lady Miss Anne.
    Sandy

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment! Hugs, Anne x

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