Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Gift Bag using Season of Joy

Regular readers of this blog will know that my Season of Joy stamp set has seen a lot of action this season. One of my favourite Christmas cards this year is this one I designed for a Three Minute Thursday in November.

I was quite taken with the pattern made with the snowflake image so I thought I'd use it to make a tiny matching gift bag.

It's a really simple 2, 4, 6, 8 bag with a simple ribbon fastening and a tag made by punching the snowflake out with a 1 1/4" punch and matted onto a 1 3/8" circle of Real Red card stock. I think the rhinestone in the centre of the snowflake gives the tag a great finishing touch. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for a template for this bag.

I made the card in a few different blues including this bright and cheerful Tempting Turquoise version:

And here's a cute little box to go with it:

Don't you just love that little heart from Tiny Tags? I cut it out with paper snips and pierced it with a paper piercer before threading with silver elastic cord and attaching to this vibrant Real Red satin ribbon. It's so easy to make boxes and bags with the scoring blade fitted to my Fiskars trimmer. This box is 5cm square and 4cm high and the lid is 5.1cm square with a 1cm rim.

Well, I'm afraid we really are a house of illness now. All three male members of the family have gone under and my daughter and I are trying to complete the Christmas preparations together because we feel it's only a matter of time before we are struck down too! But, looking on the bright side, the family puzzle is coming along nicely!

Thank you for dropping in today. I have another fabulous style of box to show you tomorrow if you're around. Hope to see you then,


  1. Your stamping is just wonderful.. gorgeous designs for everything.. How versatile!!

  2. I had forgotten how much I like this stamp set! Your tiny gift bag is really quite adorable. I'm sure that your recipient will love it!

  3. That snowflake image looks so good as an allover pattern. Especially in the bright blue color. All your projects look great with that design.

    Sorry to hear your family is ill. Hope everyone recovers quickly.

  4. Tempting Turquoise and Real Red together look fabulous. Crossing fingers that you and your daughter can escape the illnesses going round in your house.

  5. Vicky, these are gorgeous projects and although I really love the cards, the boxes are super fantastic! I love that they're so easy to make, too.

  6. Well, I believe I'm all caught up now. The last gingerbread cookie is eaten, the coffee pot is empty... must be time to start my day! (Way past time, actually, but -- hey! -- I'm on vacation!) Always love seeing your bags and boxes with matching cards. Hope you have a great New Year's Party and that your 2011 is filled with blessings!


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