Sunday, December 27, 2020

 Better late than never, Right? 🎁⭐ My work life has been a bit stressful lately. Hence the reason I am just loading up this content to YouTube. However, I still wanted to share it since it could be used for any gift-giving event. Just swap out the bling and color of the bag. For this gift bag, I went simple with Dollar Tree elements to make it simple enough for anyone. I used a bag from the Dollar Tree, added the bling, and the closure is a simple bow with a star paperclip (also from the DT). Check out the video by finding the link here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Decorating Gift Bags for Christmas: Option 2

Ready to wrap those presents?🎁 Why not add a little pizazz to them? This time I used some simple stamping, a bit of texture paste, and a few embellishments to step up this plain red bag from Dollar Tree. I don't think I would do this for every gift bag, but adding to these gift bags for those special folks I am giving to has been a lot of fun. This one is pretty simple. Just a bit of stamping along with using a stencil and texture paste...voila', you have a winter wonderland. These are the bags I usually gift some of my A2 cards to friends. It holds 10 cards/envelopes nicely. Stamping on these bags and using some of my embellishments also helps me to use the cute stuff in my stash. For the easiest way to step up a gift bag stay tuned and later this weekend, you'll see the easiest way to bling out a bag. 😁

The video for this bag can be found HEREHope you will take the time to check it out.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Decorating Gift Bags for Christmas: 3 Options

 Guys...I don't need anymoreπŸŽ… Christmas Cards! So I started dressing up the bags I will use to wrap presents🎁. I made so many cards back in July as part of the Christmas in July series along with so many other cardmakers. You can see these if you scroll back on my Instagram feed. Here is one of the three options I came up with for decorating gift bags. This is definitely the more complicated approach of the three options I will be sharing. I was inspired by a similar project by Mixed Up Crafts on YouTube. The link to her much more polished tutorial is in a link in the description of the YouTube Video I made of putting this bag together. I hope you will head on over to my YouTube Video to check it out. You can find that video here.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Paper Pad Crushed in One Afternoon!

 Finished a paper pad! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‰ Is there anything more satisfying to a paper crafter? I really enjoyed the Love Letter pad by Recollections. I made the most of this pad by making several more cards using this along with the Celebrate Life sticker pack by the Paper Studio. I added a few other elements also from my stash, including stamping, washi, butterflies, and flowers. The flowers and butterflies are from The Dollar Tree. These were all pretty quick to make. All of these together would make a great gift I think. Hmmm...who should get them?