Thursday, 23 August 2012

It's in the bag......................


Is it a gift card bag or is it an different Christmas card or is it the start of an advent calendar?????

Today I thought I would have a go at making something for SSSS challenge.This week it is anything goes..........

I have been thinking about using Tim Holtz Sizzix Paper Bag die for Christmas bags to use to put gift cards into as I find the cards that come with gift cards are a bit bland and seem as if you haven't really put much thought or effort into the present.  When actually that is probably not the case at all.

So with that thought in mind this is what I came up with.  (sorry the photo is not the best)

I was sitting there as you do staring at the finished piece and thought ..............Now this would make a really different Christmas card.  You could make the bag up and pop a card inside.

So with that thought in mind...............(not a great card, but you get the idea).

Then after a little more reflection I thought that with a little bit of work you could make up 24 of these bags and decorate them to use as an alternative to an advent calendar, you could hang them on a small tree that you can buy these days and fill them with your favourite goodies......................

Products used

White card stock
Sticky back Canvas
4 White eyelets
Red ribbon
Tim Holtz Paper bag die 
Broken China Distress stain and ink pad
Picket Fence Distress stain
Fern stamp from TH Retro Holiday
Reindeer movers and shakers sizzix die
25  - movers and shakers sizzix die
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Seasonal Muse token 

Thanks for looking in, would love you to leave a comment and let me know what you think.



  1. What a great idea Sue and with the dies quite quick to do:) love your colours and use of stamp too.

  2. Gorgeous! Love your use of color! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge! - Ashli

  3. Pretty Sue. Love the advent idea, how cute!