Monday, November 29, 2010

{gift bag challenge}

~christmas joy~

to/from tag ~

I saw this alter a gift bag or box challenge at The Paper Variety - challenge # 11 - and thought "oh, yay! I'm gonna dig into my Christmas stash!!!" ...and digging I did. :) :)

For this bag (by Hallmark, purchased for $1. @Walmart), I used stash pp. ~ Scenic Route, Making Memories & Crate. The "christmas" rub on is old - and I was so glad that it actually rubbed, not sure who the manufacturer is. "joy" letters are felt AC thickers. Pom-pom trim and buttons from stash too. I machine stitched around the circles & added MS baker's twine to the buttons.

For the tag, I used a stampin' up! to/from stamp w/red staz-on and added a MM eyelet and some AC ribbon. That's it!!

Note ~ when covering a bag, I use glue, not just adhesive. Fabri Tac will hold this pp down for-ev-er.
{I'm a gift bag recycler.}

Thanks so much for coming by! Happy Monday!!

hugs, patti


Suzy said...

This is beautiful Patti! Loving the Crate Paper and stitching :) Thanks for sharing at The Paper Variety!

mustangkayla said...

How fun! What a cute gift bag and matching tag!

Tabitha said...

Adorable bag and tag. Love making something fab out of something drab! Thanks for sharing.

~jan said...

I saw this challenge too and thought I might try it! :) Your gift bag is santa-worthy! :)

Sarah Mullanix said...

this is just adorable and so much fun!! thanks for joining the TPV challenge and hope to see your work again next week! :)

Tere said...

This is gorgeous, so colorful ad festive!!!
Thank You for playing with us at The Paper Variety!!!

Anonymous said...

Love it Patti!

Mel said...

This is fantabulous Patti! Love the stitching and the pom pom trim!