Sunday, August 7, 2016

Poinsettia Bag

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.  The prize this month is a $10 coupon to spend in the store :)

Challenge 268 Theme 

'Anything Goes with BAGS AND BOXES'

Gosh, it is ages since I have decorated a bag and that is a such a shame as I find bags so useful to add a bit of something special for those wee gifts we give :)

For this bag I started by disassembling the bag, removing the handles and opening all but the side glued area.  I then ran the bag through my embossing machine using a Tim Holtz texture embossing folder.  You can see the effect better here on the close up.

Next I used the image from the Poinsettia image and paper back by Coosty Creations and coloured the image digitally.  This was then fussy cut and adhered to the bag - should say I reassembled the bag first lol.  It was then onto mega amounts of die cutting to make all the small poinsettia flowers around the top edge.  To finish off I used silver ribbon for my bow and added two silver bells and a couple of wooden beads and then one large die cut poinsettia.  The text is from a pack I bought many moons ago, one of those packs that have 20 of the same thing in and take ages to use up hahahaha. A blast of Crafters Companion Silver spray over the poinsettias and done.
Poinsettia Digital Stamp and Paper Pack

  • Dies - Memory Box Poinsettia, Marianne Design Creatables Die - Poinsettia Straight 
  • From my Stash -  sentiment pre cut, flower stamens, silver spray, silver ribbon, wooden beads, bells, 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
  • Winter Wonderland - W, 3E, must be Christmas – Use Gold/Silver and/or Use Embossed Background - challenge runs till Aug 25
  • Crafty Ribbons W,must include ribbon #163 Anything Goes With Ribbons
  • Fab 'n' Funky - W,1E, C10 - #315 Christmas (Summer Break - August 16th)
  • Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge 2W, 2E, C10, Must be Christmas - #77 - Show us some Sparkle (Week 2)
  • Craft-Dee BowZ - M, E3, project must have bow - (August) Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Thanks for looking and hope you have a happy crafting day:)


  1. Gorgeous gift bag thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

  2. OOh stunning Christmas project! I love it. Thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Ribbons, Jayne x

  3. A lovely looking card, fabby bag with lovely details. Thanks for joining us over at the Winter Wonderland.
    Love n hugs

  4. What a pretty gift bag and your silver bow is fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our August challenge! Hugs, Gail

  5. Gorgeous gift bag. Your digital colouring is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K x

  6. Hi Jane, I'm wearing another DT hat today. I'm so glad you decided to share your beautiful gift bag with us at Winter Wonderland. Good luck. Christine DT x

  7. Oh WOW - this is gorgeous...!!! I just love all those fab poinsettias and that stunning silver ribbon. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Winter Wonderland.
    Alison x


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