Monday, October 1, 2012

{it's starting to look a lot like christmas}

I know, I know - one holiday at a time, right?  :)  Sorry to jump the gun, but I had to do it!  I got the chance to play with the Christmas We've Got Your Border set by SRM.  I decided to decorate a kraft gift bag and make it more Christmassy.  :)
I added a white card stock panel to the front of the gift bag and placed the border stickers on the top, sides and bottom.  I cut a tree shape out of another piece of card stock and added the borders to it.  I used the sentiments from the Christmas Stickers by the Dozen set for the trunk.  I adhered the tree to the bag and then used embroidery floss to outline it with a running stitch. If I had to do it again I would do all of that before adhering the whole panel to the bag - stitching through the bag was a tad tricky.  ;)
I finished it off with a tag from the Christmas Labels by the Dozen set and some Twinery twine in Christmas colors!
Are you card makers excited about World Card Making Day this Saturday?  I am!  There are some exciting things going on that I will be part of so if you have time, stop by!
Happy Monday, friends! 


  1. This is sooooo cute! I really need to get a head start on this!

  2. This is ADORABLE!!!! WOW!!! I just loveeeeeeeeeee that tree!!!

  3. such an awesome altered bag!

  4. Super cute bag! Love how you used the strips to create a tree!

  5. Seriously fantastic!! Love it:)

  6. YOU rock EVERY SRM challenge, Jan! Sorry that it's been a while since I told you so in the last little while....HUGS!


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