Day 5 of the #12daysofholidaygiftwrap….

Hello again!

I’ve got the sweetest little gift bag in this #12daysofholidaygiftwrap series to share with you today!

It’s stamped and colored!  Remember how I said on day one, that any way possible to squeeze some recreational crafting into this hectic holiday season is a good thing?  Well coloring stamped images that will actually check something off your list can only be called a Win/WIN!


Once more, I used a smaller, A2 card-sized bag, that I cut down even further, so that with the top decoratively punched and folded over the finished size is square.  Again, perfect for gifting a dvd-sized package.  Then I just stamped one of my favorite holiday images with black ink, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, and colored the image with Copic markers.

Helpful hint:  I tucked a piece of cardstock inside the bag while coloring so that the ink wouldn’t seep through to the back of the bag, which will happen with alcohol markers.  For the white flowers I colored them in with a Signo white Uniball pen.  Gorgeous even coverage!

Finally, I tied the bag up like a parcel with black and white butcher’s twine, including a gold leaf and stamped tag, and then added some extra flair with the label sticker and houndstooth washi tape.

All supplies used are pictured below.


Check back tomorrow for yet more gift-packaging inspiration!

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Day 4 of the #12daysofholidaygiftwrap…

Hi there!

I’m back today with more gift bag inspiration for you!

And we’ve got this stenciled and glittered number!


For this bag, I die cut the snowflake stencil from a Silhouette cut file.  For most of the stenciled bags I’ll be showing in this series, the stencils are die cut from cardstock with the intent of using them only once.  You could squeeze a 2nd or even 3rd use out of them, but you’d want to do it all at the same time before the first batch of paste dries and starts flaking or the stencil itself tears.


Smear is such an unfortunate word, like moist, or phlegm, connoting unpleasant images; nevertheless, I smeared the modeling paste through the stencil with a palette knife (couldn’t think of that word when I was editing the photo so it’s identified there as a spatula.  Which it is.  Sort of.)  and then I covered the paste with glitter while it was still wet (damp) (another cringe-worthy word, sorry).  While it dried, I decorated and stamped a white tag. punched a row of holes across the folded top and laced some butcher’s twine through and back before tying it all up.

All of the supplies I used are pictured below.


Thanks for stopping by today.  There will be more inspo if you come by again tomorrow!

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