Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let the Christmas Fun Continue!

If you’ve been searching for just the perfect stamp set that could give class and elegance to your Christmas gift packaging, search no more! Today Flourishes is sneak peeking one that has high class style!

Today's set is called, A Gift for You, and some of the Spellbinders’ team is joining us in the fun! This set was designed not only to coordinate with some of Flourishes best-selling Christmas stamp sets (Poinsettia & Boxwood, All that Glitters and Dove and Holly), it coordinates with Spellbinders Labels 14, Labels 15, Labels 16, as well as some of the new circular and square shaped designs like Lacey, Eyelet and Beaded Circles and Lacey or Eyelet Squares! The customizable options are endless! Would you like to win this set? Simply leave us a comment on today's post over on the Flourishes Blog! The winner will be announced Saturday!

On to my creation!! Because this set is designed around gift giving, I wanted to make a easy peasy gift bag.....

I started with a simple lunch bag, and two pieces of decorative cardstock that fit the front and back panel of my bag....
Using Olive Distress ink, I stamped the small poinsettia from the Poinsettia and Boxwood set and then added some gold dots thanks to a fine tip goldleaf pen. See?

After I placed my green panels on the front and back of my bag, I added some pizazz with a strip of red decorative paper (BasicGrey Jovial) and a punched border...

Now... to the tag. On this set, there is a small berry ring on this set that fits perfectly inside a circle die or punch. The fun thing about this set is, it comes with a few small elements that you can stamp and mask to create your own custom frames... just like I did!

After I was done, I colored it up (YG63, R27, R14, B000) and then mounted it on a Beaded Circle Die that I cut, embossed and then sanded!
Punch some holes at the top of the bag and add the tag thanks to some gold cording and... voila! Fini!
I thought this was a cost effective, yet personal way to package up some goodies for the holidays! It was honestly a 15 minute creation! If this peek didn't whet your appetite enough, head on over to see what some of the Spellbinders and Flourishes designers whipped up today. I promise, you won't be disappointed!!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Ashley Cannon Newell
AJ Otto
Beth Pingry
Deborah Young
Gina Hanson
Holly Simoni
Margie Higuchi
Judy Hayes
Julie Overby
Kazan Clark
Latisha Yoast
Mona Pendleton

Before we go, we have to give you your invitation!!!

Join us for FUN, GAMES & GIVEAWAYS TONIGHT starting at 9 PM Central Standard Time! We'll show off all the latest releases and chat it up with some of your favorite Flourishes designers! The party kicks off over at the Flourishes Member Company Forum . Did I mention all of this weeks releases will go live in the Flourishes store right after the party?? Now that's fun stuff! We'll see you TONIGHT!

Tomorrow brings the end of our Christmas Week and tomorrow's stamp set is one designed to make sure you never get bored in your Christmas card making! You'll have to stop back to see what we mean! ;-)


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty tag Julie! Love how you stamped the bag too!


What a wonderful idea! I love how you took a plain brown bag and made it beautiful! Well done my friend!

Dawn B. said...

This is a beautiful set Julie.. Who knew a paper bag could look so great. Thanks for the little tutorial.. I never thought of using that stamp like that.. Great job.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Absolutely gorgeous set of stamps, can't wait to see them all! Beautiful gift bag!

Margie H said...

I will look at a lunch bag in a different light now! LOL!! Beautiful! Need to do some masking after seeing your project :) Thanks for having us playing along on the hop!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Julie this is so pretty! Very inexpensive yet classy gift idea for like teachers. Hint hint... I might be casing this. hee hee

Heather Jensen said...

Love your gift bag Julie. The stamped Poinsettias are so pretty on the bag. Can't wait for tonight. :)

Kalyber said...

beautiful. love the double poinsettia on the ring.

Deborah Young said...

I really love your stamped gift bag, and the masking is brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration~

Laura (scrapnextras) said...'s not that I haven't done masking, it's just that the way you used it here reminds me just how cool a technique it is! Very cool tag, love the background and the entire project rocks!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh girl, that's so smart and classy looking, great idea masking the poinsettias on. Fantastic polished gift packaging!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Julie, I love your gift bag. Simple and elegant!!. Great masking. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie Miller said...

Well, I'll be! It doesn't resemble a lunch sack in the slightest with all that pretty you added to it! I love it, Julie!

Amanda said...

I love it when stamps are used outside of cards, and I love your bag :) Creative and lovely!! :)

bethping said...

Love the idea to alter the bag! (I have some ugly ones I will be doing this with!) Thanks for the opportunity to hop with you!

denise g. said...

You are SO bad! I am not supposed to think I "need" any new stamping stuff and you go and do the cutest stuff! I also really like that "rejoice", too - very classy. I did manage to get some ink on some apples, but need to get my October birthdays out of the way before I put droppings in your mailbox. Toasty hugs from the mitten (yep, I got a furnace now - woohoo!)

Billie A said...

love the gift bag, the flower is awesome the way you die cut it and colors are awesome.