Ok, so those of you who are familiar with my 'work' will know that my papercrafting has been all but limited to cards and card toppers and a very little wall art ala' paint fushion.
I came across another 'Anything but a card' challenge and as usual, went to click to the next challenge blog to find a challenge I could enter. Then I said to myself, "Wait - why don't I try something that isn't a card?" I think the challenge has now expired as I can't find it, but no matter, I was on a mission!
I tried to think what would be reasonable to attempt, and I decided on a gift bag. Certainly a gift bag would not go amiss this time of year anyway! As I didn't have a gift bag to decorate, I decided I would make one from scratch. And here 'tis.
|Side view to prove it is a bag!
The paper came from an assorted 12x12 pack that I was lucky enough to get from the Summer Crafting workshop I attended (run by My Craft Studio).
Then onto the decorating:
I used the Sweet November Neva Digi Image by Amy Young which I got from All That Scraps. It is colored with Letraset Pro Markers and Wink of Stella Pens. I used a light blue glitter card cut using Grand Nestabilities Label 23 die for the layer behind the fairy. Some of the snowflakes are punched using a tonic punch and the others are from a pre die cut set from Kanban. On the inside of the bag, I die cut a couple of offset circle strips for stability, then using the Crop-a-dile, attached silver grommets and then threaded the ribbon through to make the handles which are fairly standard red satin ribbon.
I hope that you like it, and as always I love to get your comments.
Take care and best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.