Gosh it's a week since I last blogged!!! Must try harder... I've been a bit under the weather with migraine so I haven't been able to craft much. I'm feeling much better today so I got up early and got out a new set of stamps and got to work on a couple of Christmas gift bags and a card.
I was sent these sample paper bags and thought they would be ideal to alter for Christmas. I bought this gorgeous glittered vellum by Paperrmania recently - it is so sparkly and festive! I used some old glitter card and a sizzix snowflake die I have had for ages but rarely used.
The embellishments in the centre are buttons from the Hobby House I cut the backs off and then used Glossy Accents to attach them. The sentiments are from my new Waltzingmouse sentiment set - Say it Loud Winter Holiday (love this set so much!). The ribbon is 38mm Sheer Ruffle Edge and it's so pretty!
I'm going to use these bags to hold perfume gifts for my daughters. I made one of their Christmas cards too this morning, doesn't it feel good when you manage to use some really old stash? I have two large boxes full of chipboard shapes and letters which I have had for quite a few years and I never use them anymore. I rummaged through and found some snowflakes too. I embossed the letters and snowflakes with white embossing powder and then embossed them again with this glittery embossing powder. They turned out really shimmery!
Using a scrap of the vellum for the background, this card came together really quickly. I haven't used a DL card for a long time - we all love our square cards now don't we? Do you think I could spark a revival? Probably not - lol!!!!
Challenges I would like to enter are;
charisma cardz - In Stitches
Ooh La La Creations - Let It Snow
Crafting when we can challenge -Christmas come early
The Crafty Pad - Monochromatic
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