Good Cheer Paper Bag Gift Keeper

Paper Bag Gift Bag made with Good Cheer & Deck the Halls Designer Paper Paper Bag Gift Bag made with Good Cheer & Deck the Halls Designer Paper

I’d say that this paper lunch bag never looked so good!

I love the ‘rustic’ colors in the ‘Deck the Halls’ designer series paper and have used them in the color scheme of this easy ‘paper bag’ gift bag.

I have included a short photo step-by-step of how this bag was made (click images for larger view):

  1. Cut the paper down to 5 3/4 inches high.  Line the back of the paper bag with a  5 inch by 8 inch piece of Artichoke cardstock, scored at 6 inches
  2. Line the front of the bag with a 6 x 5 inch piece of Artichoke cardstock
  3. Adhere a 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 piece of designer paper to the front artichoke panel and punch half a jumbo circle
  4. Adhere a 5 3/4 and 2 1/4 piece of designer paper to the top panel and wind a 20 inch piece of hemp around the top and tie a knot
  5. Adhere the central image as shown.  Use Sticky Strip to adhere it, since it will take some abuse (opening and closing).  If you want the bag to stay shut, you can use Velcro dots.

Central Image:  I didn’t want the focal image to be too ‘white’ but I did need Santa to stand out.

  • Stamp the image on both Vanilla and on Crumb Cake.
  • Trim the Crumb Cake image around the holly (leaving at least 1/8th inch).
  • On the Vanilla image, color and cut out Santa and the reindeer.  Ahere Santa to the Crumb Cake image right over the other Santa, adhere the reindeer with Dimensionals.
  • Extra step:  I stamped an additional Santa on Vanilla and cut out only the head (down to and including the mustache) and adhere it with Dimensionals.

Enjoy the gift bag idea!

Good Cheer Stampin’ Up! Set

I DO believe in Santa!!! And what better way to show it but with a set sampler with the *new* Stampin’ Up! Christmas set Good Cheer (set of three lovely stamps!).   Enjoy the samples below and be sure to 1) Leave feedback and take a chance at winning my ‘Blog Candy’ (this offer is over… sorry) AND   2) Return to watch the video of how these projects were made!

NOTE:  Click on any image for a larger image and scrolling ‘slideshow’.

Good Cheer Stamp Set Sampler Below: An adorable ‘purse’ from a piece of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper ‘Merry Moments’… click here the tour for a step-by-step video on how this was made!


Good Cheer Purse Top View

Below: This covered ‘brown bag’ gift bag was decorated in 3D AND embellished with the ‘Merry Moments’ DSP… check back for more information about how this was made (after the tour!).

Good Cheer Bag

Don’t forget to click here for a video on this cool Special FX background!

Below: Don’t forget to check back for how this amazing ‘Special FX’ background was made!  I have a cool video that will show you how to recreate it 1, 2, 3!

Good Cheer Special FX card (click for larger image!) Good Cheer Special FX Card 'Detail' (click on image for larger view)

Check back on July 29th for the announcement of the winner of my ‘Blog Candy’ gift to a random person who left feedback during the tour (demonstrators included!).

Good Cheer Special FX Card (another view)

My ‘Blog Candy’ gift is the ‘Good Cheer’ set & ‘Merry Moments’ Designer Series paper… sent directly to you.

RULES: The only rule is that you must leave a comment on this post.  The winner will be chosen randomly, however you can kiss up to me anyway, LOL!!!

Now… on to the next!