Day 6 of the #12daysofholidaygiftwrap…

Hello friends!

We’re back today with yet another gift bag for your holiday gift wrap inspiration!

This bag is a full lunch bag size and it was created after I made my own snowflake stencil.  There are several snowflake stencils available (two different ones in the Love is in the Details store) but I didn’t have them on hand so I plugged in my Silhouette electronic cutter and made my own.

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I purchased one cut file (for .99 cents) with 6 different snowflake cut files included and then I was able to manipulate them by sizes and angles and to arrange them on a full 12″ sheet of paper for cutting.

Then I daubed Versamark Ink through all the snowflake holes and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.

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I used another EK Success edge punch to create the scalloped top on the bag, folded it over and closed it up with some matching washi tape.  I wrapped white ribbon around the whole bag and tied that up with a blue tag adorned with some random bits that were laying on my table, including a glitter paper snowflake, a chipboard photo frame, a die cut heart and a label that I stamped with a Happy Winter sentiment.

All the supplies used are pictured below.

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To recap the last 6 days of gift wrap…. we’ve stamped, colored, stenciled, and heat embossed a variety of designs onto brown paper bags of different sizes.  Scroll back on the blog to see each one individually featured along with the supplies and techniques used.

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We’re not finished though!  Check back tomorrow for another cool technique and more gift bag inspiration!

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And baby makes 3…

Well, I got a start on the baby layouts on Father’s Day, and I just kept on going from there!  As a result, I have another Archie layout to share today!

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I began with a sheet of white-washed wood grain from the Kaisercraft Ooh La La line, keeping the coral accent strip along the the bottom of the page instead of trimming it off as I often do.

And because I can’t get enough of the Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink (Have you heard!!??  There are 12 new colors being released in July!!?) tinted modeling paste paired with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stencils (as you saw here), I laid down a layer of that along the upper right-hand side before adding anything else.  I combined the floral stencil with a Heidi Swapp word stencil that  says blessing, love, hope, joy, thrive, etc and which captures all the feelings.

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Then I pulled together an assortment of die cuts and chipboard pieces from the Ooh La La and the Maggie Holmes - Chasing Dreams lines.

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As well, I made a home-made embellishment by stamping some floral images and some leaves on vellum and heat embossing with white powder before fussy cutting them out and layering them overtop of the printed die cuts.

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I typed my journaling on the We R Memory Keepers typewriter and added it in strips.  And finally, I used some of the Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint (in Opal Magic Blue-Gold) to add the splats.  I really love the thicker consistency that lets the paint dry with a raised dimension!

The word FAMILY is from the Jen Hadfield Homemade puffy stickers set, and I stamped the words “Brand New” with the Crate Paper Alphabet stamps and colored them with Copics.

It’s been too long since I held this precious bundle in my arms so I’m packing up and heading north next week to spend the summer at the cottage.  Which also puts me much closer to the location of my heart!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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