Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Bags

Finally a snowy cold morning here!  Perfect time to show you the Christmas bags I was working on.  In total I made 10 of these and started them back in October.  Well started planning and purchasing. I added a lot of photo's for these since there is so much detail.
Every year for my husband's company Christmas Party I make a little something for a staff giveaway.  This year I decided on Kraft Bags.  I went to a local packaging store to get some goodies and inspiration.  There are 5 bags shown here but in total I made 10.  These Kraft bags were a great price at $1.89 per.

I picked up the ribbon and bells from Michaels and this mesh ribbon from the $1 Store.  It has gold in it to, so very festive!

I ended up last minute adding some tags.  For these I stamped a French Script on the background then stamped these Tim Holtz Holiday stamps in clear, then clear embossed.  Once that was done I distressed with some TH Distressing inks.

The designer paper is new this year from Stampin Up.  The stamp is a Vintage Holiday Post Card which I embossed in black.  I then coloured the key with my markers, re-stamped and cut them out.  Then popped them up for dimension.  Notice the Antique Brads, also SU.

Inside the bag is another bag holding the Gift Cards.  I picked up these little Kraft bags from the same packaging store, $3.99 for 100!  I stamped these TH trees then added some Martha Stewart white glitter glue for snow. The tag is the Buck again stamped and punched as a tag to tie in the two bags.

I stamped the tree again on each Two Tags Die Cut Tag.  Then tied off a button with Twine.

In each bag there are 5 tags tied together with a Gift Card on each.  The front tag has my husband's Business card (not shown) representing a day off to the lucky employee. 

Here is the full set of 5 laid out for you.  These bags took me a total of 3 hours per bag to complete.

 Each bag is worth about $200 as a gift. Due to the fact of the day off. 

I'm so proud of these little bags and I was proud to stamp my Oh Scrap on each of them. 




 
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10 comments:

  1. Your gift bags are absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous work!--Pat N.

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  2. These bags are beautiful - lots of gorgeous details! i would just love to win the bag itself!

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  3. These bags are fantastic! As for the snow, you can keep it, all of it! I would be happy to never see it again! :-)

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  4. Great bags. Love how you've decorated them.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  5. Nice work :) Love all the detail and work you put into these gift bags, they will love them!

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  6. WOW those bags are beautiful! I love everything about them!! :) Great idea!!

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  7. Very cute bags. I sure hope your husband appreciates all the time you put into them.You did a very good job.TFS

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  8. You should be proud of the bags. They're fantastic. Thanks for showing them.

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  9. Beautiful!!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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