Good Cheer Paper Bag Gift Keeper

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Paper Bag Gift Bag made with Good Cheer & Deck the Halls Designer PaperPaper 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 Tri-Fold Christmas Card

GoodCheerDetail of fold - click for larger image

This simple Christmas card uses the beauty of the ‘vintage’ style Santa which required very little coloring to be WOW!  Two thumbs WAY up for the Stampin’ Up! artist who designed this stamp set.

I like this ‘alternative’ to the regular fold in half card, but it is still just half a piece of cardstock.  I cut the Garden Green cardstock at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored it at 2 3/8 and 7 5/8 with the larger flap on the bottom.  The bottom panel is Very Vanilla press with the Finial embossing folder for our Sizzix Big Shot.  Awesome folder that I overuse!  The top is my favorite Christmas designer series paper ‘Merry Moments’.

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