Monday, October 28, 2013

Holiday Extravaganza Projects #9 and #10

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
Today I have two projects to share with you from the Holiday Extravaganza Event up in Phoenix.  Let me start out with the gift bag project we created......

We made this super fun little drawstring bag from the new Mini Muslin Bags that are in the Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog.
We used the new Expressions Thinlits Dies and die-cut out our "Merry" sentiment with Real Red cardstock....and then grabbed our Cherry Cobbler ink and inked up just the "Christmas" on the "Merry Little Christmas" stamp......and stamped that onto our Chalk Talk framelits die-cut piece.
We used the stencils that were included in the "Build a Banner Simply Created Kit" to pretty up our Muslin Bags.  We grabbed the polka-dot stencil and some Old Olive ink and with the help of a finger dabber......we went to town just adding ink directly to our Muslin Bags......Polka-Dot Style!
 Turned out that the earrings we created were the perfect little gift to tuck inside our Muslin Bags!
And my second project share for you today is this darling little gift card holder that we made with a standard size envelope.
To create our snowman for the front of our gift card holder......we used the new "Snow Day" stamp set and stamped our snowman with Whisper White ink onto a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.
Here's a close-up of my snowman all shiny with some Crystal Effects added to his buttons, scarf and hat!
To create our gift card holder......All we did was fold our envelope in half.....and cut the flap down the score line.  We licked and sealed the left hand side of our envelope closed and that left the right hand side open for us to slide our gift card into.
Here's what the right hand side of our opened gift card looks like when the flap is opened.....It fits a standard size gift card perfectly into the slot. 
 We decorated our inside right flap with some Season of Style DSP......
And also decorated the front panel with another panel of Season of Style DSP.  We used dimensionals to raise our stamped snowman image onto the front of our envelope.....and that allowed us to slide our Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding around our card so we could tie our gift card holder closed.
SUPER FUN PROJECTS and super easy to re-create!
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow with the last two projects we made at Lorri Heilings Holiday Extravaganza Event.  Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!


  1. "oh, what fun" to get that darling snowman gift card holder! love yoru touches of shine as well as the "floating" merry on the tag!

  2. Awwww.....Kadie. You just melted my heart with that totally awesome snowman. You already know my addiction to snowmen. Love the concept. All that Crystal Effects just light him up. And, who would have thought to use a regular envelope. I couldn't wait to get home to check out your blog and I surely was not disappointed. I am now changing my mind from the slider card to the snowman envelope. My ribbon won't be here until Friday tho'. Gosh...he is so stinkin' adorable! And that tag on the muslin bag.....Wowzers! It really does look like it is 'floating'. Thank you so much for sharing with us! You ROCK!