Saturday, 10 October 2015

Pinkies Training Swaps - Holly Jolly Christmas Treat Bags


Tomorrow I am going to the Quarterly Training event my upline Michelle Last holds for her first 3 levels of her downline. There are 30 of us going altogether so I've made enough swaps for everyone plus a few extra. I can't wait to go, we are going to have 4 make and takes, some additional classes and time to catch up with each other and share crafting stories.


This time I decided to make some gift bags to hold some yummy sweet treats. I looked through my DPS stacks and chose 8 coordinating colours - Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky & Pool Party (Subtles), Smokey Slate, Sahara Sand (Neutrals) & Lost Lagoon (In Colour 2014-16). While there are 4 different patterns in these stacks, I decided to use the diagonal striped pattern and the large polka dot pattern. I love these patterns, especially for Christmas!

I followed instructions from the Chic 'N' Scratch blog where Angie Juda posts video tutorials on how to make the bags. 

I love the internet for inspiration - YouTube, Blogs, Pinterest, Twitter - its really helpful that demos share how they make gift boxes & bags. I often go to other demos sites for the measurements (why reinvent the wheel!) but I always come up with the design myself.

I have used the Holly Jolly Bundle which includes the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set and the Christmas Greetings Thinlit Dies. I love the sentiments cut out with these dies. 

Here are all 8 designs, I actually made 4 of each - 32 in total!

Pear Pizazz, Gold Glimmer Paper & Gold Satin Ribbon

Lost Lagoon, Silver Glimmer Paper & White Satin Ribbon

Blushing Bride, Gold Glimmer Paper & Gold Satin Ribbon

Wisteria Wonder, Silver Glimmer Paper & White Satin Ribbon

Soft Sky, Silver Glimmer Paper & Silver Satin Ribbon

Smokey Slate, Black Glimmer Paper & White Satin Ribbon

Sahara Sand, Gold glimmer Paper & Gold Satin Ribbon

Pool Party, Silver Glimmer Paper & Silver Satin Ribbon

Here are the tools & adhesives I used to make this project

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