Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Oops! Forgot to share these...

Hello Friends

Whilst popping my photos onto my external hard drive, (I usually try to save my photos onto an external hard drive since having a computer crash on me once in the past!), I found some photographs of projects which I had not shared with you, so I hope you don't mind if I share them now with you.....

I wanted to place family presents into individual bags for Christmas and had these large brown bags which I ordered by mistake.  So I stamped them using various stamps and Distress Inks and then punched the edges of the bags and inked.  Using my EK Success punch I made punched ribbon and adhered to the edge of the bags.  Folding over the edge of the bags I punched holes using my cropadile to make holes for the ribbon to thread through to tie bows to close the bags.
Here are two more I made, though I forgot to photograph the others I made.  There were six in total, using different colours and patterns on the front, most made using recycled Christmas cards and all using Snippets.

I think I shall make more for next Christmas 2013, but maybe a little earlier this time so I am not rushing them.

Thanks for calling by.




Annie said...

Your bags are really special Sam. I love what you have done with them. Well done you.
A very Happy New Year to you and yours.
A x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

These are lovely Sam. I can see why you'd want to make more.

Sarn xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So lovely,
thanks for comment on my blog

butterfly said...

Very cool gift bags... love the punched ribbon (just starting to realise what punches could add to my crafty world!) - each one is a gift in itself!
Alison x

Mrs A. said...

Great idea instead of wrapping paper. Hugs Mrs a.

Maria Dolores Lopez Godoy said...

Very interesting and beautiful your blog, congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

Happy New Year.

MaryH said...

What a wonderful 'save' of a mistaken purchase! Your bags are just lovely, and I'm sure your recipients were as pleased with the wrapping as the present itself. These are so pretty, and it's a great idea for next year. Could have used that one THIS year, as I had a last minute 'gift' with no box and no time to run out for a gift bag. TFS and Happy 2013.

scrappymo! said...

What a pretty presentation you have made. I love the prep work of giving gifts...this year I took some short cuts but 2013 will see me returning to better presentation.

I am eagerly awaiting your new tags...You have me hooked. I have some bits and bobs out on my desk tonight and hope to get a good play with them this weekend. I have to watch a few videos on how to use the Tim mat and how to apply the ink/stain with those funny pads on the stick thingy!

Di said...

Super bags Sam - a real personal touch.

Hugs, Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Terrific bags, Sam. Love the punched lace trim. Elizabeth xx