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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Santa Xmas Gift Bag

Created this Gift Bag with a Santa theme. 

Used WeR Gift Bag Board to make the Large bag (paper cut at 7 1/2" x 12"). Scored per the directions on the board. Found that the directions on the piece of paper that came with the board are not easy to follow and the directions on the board itself are easier to follow. Put bag together using red tape which I found holds up better than ATG adhesive or any other adhesive when it comes to putting the gift bags together. Not that this may be important to others but I add the adhesive and start by assembling with the bottom 2 small flaps, peeling off the red tape as I go, then the bottom rectangle shaped flap and last I peel off the adhesive on the side.

Was searching for a Santa belt & buckle on Cricut cartridges but did not find until I thought of Teddy Bear Parade. Used Cricut cartridge Teddy Bear Parade for the Santa belt & buckle. Had to experiment with the size of the belt since the items on this cartridge are sized for the Teddy Bear images and using actual size did not seem to work. Used ATG adhesive to attach the buckle to the belt and to attach the belt with buckle to the bag. 

Added glitter snowflake buttons and red/white twine. Could not thread the button holes so made the twine bows and attached to the buttons using glue dots. Attached the buttons to the bag using Stampin' Up foam dimensionals. 

Used BugABoo digi, Santa Presents. Colored the digi with Crayola pencil colors & on computer. 

Used Tim Holtz die for tag.

Stamped Scrappy Moms 'Daughter' stamp on tag. Stamped My Craft Spot sentiment 'Naughty or Nice' on tag.

Added ribbon to tag using Tim Holtz stapler & red tape adhesive. 

Added tissue paper to bag. Not just any tissue paper; mind you. Appropriately added Santa hat tissue paper. There will definitely be a gift inside for my Daughter who is on Santa's Nice List.

 Supplies List 

adhesive: red tape  Scotch ATG
button: Christmas Dress It Up Glitter Snowflakes
Cricut cartridge:  Teddy Bear Parade Santa Belt & Buckle 28" (not actual size)
digi: BugABoo Santa Presents
ink: Simon Says Stamp Fern (green), Hot Lips (red)
paper:  Santa hat tissue  
   cardstock - black (scrap piece), off-white (for tag), red 7 1/2" x 12", yellow (scrap piece)
ribbon: Bobbin Ribbon
stamp: My Craft Spot Tiny Tags Christmas sentiment 'Naughty or Nice'
   Scrappy Moms All in the Family 'Daughter'
Stampin' Up: adhesive - foam dimensional
Tim Holtz: die - Tag  stapler
twine: Maraschino red/white
tool: WeR Gift Bag Board

Entering this into the following challenges: 

12/14 Fantabulous Cricut Ch240 Anything But a Card 3E(#1) 12/8

12/15 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch130 Winter or Christmas Theme  UE 12/9
12/15 Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch - Tag, You're It  UE 12/9

12/16 Inspiration Destination Anything Goes Ch 11 UE 12/10

12/19 Catch the Bug Ch Naughty or Nice 3E(#2) 12/13
12/19 CraftyHazelnutsChristmasCHNC Ch207 Urgently needed Christmas creations UE 12/13
12/19 Glitter N Sparkle Ch115 Glittery, Sparkly Christmas 3E(#1) 12/14
12/19 Hiding In My Craft Room HIMCR#178 Super Scraps Sat 3E(#2) 12/13
12/19 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#69 Happy Holidays 3E(#2) 12/12 
12/19 Suzy Bee's Bloomin Ch #59 ATG w/ a Twist Add Snowflakes UE 12/12

12/20 Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Sat Linky Party 1E(#) 12/14

12/21 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party #45 Christmas UE 11/24
12/21 Cuttin & Stampin Ch 3 Christmas  3E(#3) 12/9

12/23 ABC Christmas Y for Your Family UE 12/10
12/23 DL.ART Thankful Thurs Ch#146 Santa Claus/Thank You 10E(#3) 12/11

12/24 Cut It Up Ch#60 Button Christmas 1E(#1) 12/12

12/25 Cardz TV 3D Ch #6 It's In The Bag Create a Gift Bag 1E(#1) 12/12
12/25 Stampendous Dec 2014 Ch - Holiday Happiness UE 12/5

12/27 One Stitch At A Time Ch#226 Anything Goes w/ Glitter 3EnonSDS(#1*) UESDS 12/14

12/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas CHNC Extra for Dec UE 12/1
12/31 DL.ART Dec Linky Ch 1perday/no stack 12/1
12/31 Scor-pal "More Than One Score" #11 Anything Goes w/ Scor-Pal (and More Than One Score) 3E(#2) 12/1 
12/31 Simon Says Stamp "Show Us What You Made" UE  

1/3 Pile It On #49 Anything Goes Christmas/Holidays UE 12/7


  1. This looks awesome, Melissa! Wow!

  2. Super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  3. This santa gift bag is super cute! I love it Melissa! Perfect for some chocolates and peppermint bark!
    Again, Thank you for playing in our last challenge of 2014 at Jo's FFC! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  4. What a super cute Santa gift bag!! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV!

  5. What a smart idea to use the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge. I bet it has something for every holiday on that one.

    Thank you for joining us for our Button Christmas challenge at Cut it Up!


  6. Very cute....thanks for joining our CardzTV challenge!!

  7. Fun gift card bag, the CAS design looks great! Thanks for joining our linky party over at Craftin Desert Diva's!

  8. This is such a fun gift bag! Love the little snowflake buttons! Thanks for joining our Christmas Linky Party at Craftin Desert Diva's!
    DT Tina

  9. Adorable bag! Thanks for joining the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week!

  10. I like the bag and the little tag on it.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  11. definitely a great idea - and very cute, but i dont see the glittery sparkly christmas theme, which our challenge is this week - Vic, Glitter and Sparkle DT - xx

    1. The snowflake buttons are glittery. The closeup does not do justice to the glitter on the snowflake buttons.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  12. I love this bag... how cute... Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR for the challenge.

  13. So your creativity! Thank you for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!

  14. Oh what a great creation, thanks for playing with us at Catch The Bug.

  15. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 59 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

  16. Love your bag, what a great idea. thanks for sharing in the Cuttin' & Stampin' challenge.

  17. Lovely creation Melissa :) :) Thank you for joining us for this fortnights OSAAT Anything Goes With Glitter challenge. Hugs Jane xx

  18. Fab gift bag - love the belt buckle idea!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  19. Great gift bag - perfect for a special present.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

  20. Super cute gift bag! Thanks for creating with us at CardzTV Stamps!