Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Tree Gift Bag

My life has been a bit of a blur the past few weeks with the end of semester wrap-up.  As of 7:30ish last night, I finished grading the final paper from my students.  It feels SO good to be done and to have my evenings back.  That said, I've still got a fair bit of baking to do, although that might wait until the end of the week.


I did manage to find just a little bit of time to craft last week.  This week's challenge at My Craft Spot is Wrap It Up (gift packaging).  A few weeks ago, I saw some clip art with a tree containing a variety of sentiments.  I used that as my inspiration to make this gift bag.   


I hand cut all the branches - and used a variety of My Craft Spot sentiments to stamp the festive sayings: Jingle All the Way, 'Tis the Season, Think Snow and Christmas Banner sentiments.  Each branch was inked and then embossed with Distressed Stripes.  The stars were cut with the My Craft Spot Small Alphabet metal dies.  (The set of dies has a few fun shapes too!)  I used an argyle folder for the mat. 


I also used Stamping All Around Christmas for the "To" and "From" on my little tag - and added a star to that as well.  The "No Peeking" is from the Jingle All the Way set too.  I tied some fun yarn and my bag was complete!

This will be our last challenge of the year at My Craft Spot, so I do hope you'll be able to join us!  We've got lots of fun planned for the new year and I'm looking forward to the holidays to get started on that!!

9 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful bag my friend. love it. hugs

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great tree Kate! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Bobby said...

I love the idea of stamping different sentiments on the strips to make a tree. This would also make a wonderful card.
I know what you mean about things being a blur, and I don't work. Where has the time gone?

Have a great holiday, Kate.

Linda Kaiser said...

I love this bag! Happy Holidays!!

Debbie said...

This is so neat!! I love all the sentiments on the "branches"!!

Have a Merry Christmas!!

jessica said...

What a super adorable gift bag Kate! I just LOVE that tree!!!! Awesome job!
Thanks for sharing and hope your holiday season is a GREAT one!

Creative M said...

A beautiful gift bag!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Scrapper69 said...

Hi Kate! I just finally finished my baking last night.... and today I spent wrapping gifts.... just finished that a little while ago.... I still have a couple more gifts to go for the youngest son... but I think I'm pretty close to being done... And I'm Pooped! LOL Still have 2 days of work yet too.... but can't wait for the nice break! :o) Your bag is wonderful... I love the different sentiments that make up the tree... very festive! :o)

Beth F. said...

I love this gift bag! What an adorable tree. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words for me :)